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Örjan Martinsson

Danish Army Cuffs 1711 and 1716

The image below and all the information in the tables are taken from the pdf-document which was previously published in the now defunct website www.northernwars.com . This particular section was a shortened version of Daniel Schorrs article on Danish-Norwegian uniforms 1709-1720 which was published in The Courier, Vol. VIII, No. 2 (1988). I have included this information as an appendix to my own pages covering Danish army uniforms 1700-1720 because Schorr's description of the cuffs differs from Karsten Skjold Petersen's book (which my pages are mainly based on). Further down on this page I also have a plate from 1716 which is included in Skjold Petersen's book and which also differ from Schorr's description (as well as Skjold Petersen's).

Infantry

1711 1716
Cuff-
Type
Cuff Colour Lining Buttons Cuff-
Type
Cuff Colour Lining Buttons
Livgarden til Fods A Paille Paille Silver Same as 1711
Grenadier Corps A Blue Blue Silver Same as 1711
Dronningen A Yellow Yellow Pewter Same as 1711
Prince Christian A Black Black Brass E 1. light blue, 2. black Light blue Pewter
Prince Carl In Anglo-Dutch service H 1. blue, 2. orange Blue Pewter
Prince Georg In Anglo-Dutch service H 1. aurora, 2. blue Aurora Pewter
Sjællandske In Anglo-Dutch service C Feuille morte, white kant Feuille morte Brass
Fynske A Green Green Brass Same as 1711
Jyske A White White Brass Same as 1711
Oldenborgske In Anglo-Dutch service D 1. green, 2. aurora Green Brass
Marine Regiment B Aurora with white lace Aurora Brass B Aurora Aurora Brass
Zepelin's C Feuille morte with white lace Feuille morte Brass Disbanded 1714
1st Danish D 1. blue, 2. white Blue Brass Same as 1711
2nd Danish D 1. blue, 2. yellow Yellow Brass Same as 1711
3rd Danish D 1. green, 2. white Green Brass Same as 1711
4th Danish D 1. black, 2. yellow Yellow Brass Same as 1711
Hansen's D 1. white, 2. steel grey Steel grey Brass Disbanded 1713
Disbanded 1713
Baartig's D 1. white, 2. orange Orange Brass
East Sjællandske National Militia F 1. red, 2. white, 3. blue Blue Brass Same as 1711
West Sjællandske National Militia F 1. red, 2. white, 3. aurora Aurora Brass Same as 1711
Fynske National Militia F 1. red, 2. white, 3. green Green Brass Same as 1711
Riberskes National Militia F 1. red, 2. yellow, 3. black Yellow Brass E 1. red, 2. blue Red Brass
Århusiske National Militia F 1. red, 2. black, 3. blue Blue Brass Same as 1711
Ålborgske National Militia F 1. red, 2. blue, 3. yellow Yellow Brass Same as 1711
Viborgske National Militia F 1. red, 2. paille, 3. green Paille Brass Same as 1711
Oldenborgske National Militia G 1. red, 2. blue, 3. white, 4. feuille morte Feuille morte Brass Same as 1711

Cavalry


1711

1716
Cuff-
Type
Cuff Colour Lining   Cuff-
Type
Cuff Colour Lining  
Livgarden til Hest A Blue Blue   Same as 1711
Livregiment til Hest In Anglo-Dutch service A yellow Yellow  
1st Sjællandske A Black Black   Same as 1711
2: Sjællandske In Anglo-Dutch service Disbanded 1714
3rd Sjællandske D 1. yellow, 2. black Yellow   Same as 1711, fast with namnet 2nd Sjællandske
1st Fynske D 1. dark green, 2. white Dark green   Same as 1711
2nd Fynske D 1. aurora, 2. green Green   Same as 1711
1st Jyske D 1. feuille morte, 2. white Feuille morte   I 1. yellow, 2. white Yellow  
2nd Jyske In Anglo-Dutch service A Feuille morte Feuille morte  
3rd Jyske In Anglo-Dutch service J 1. blue, 2. aurora Blue  
4th Jyske In Anglo-Dutch service Disbanded 1714
5th Jyske In Anglo-Dutch service C Violet with white lace Violet  
Holstein In Anglo-Dutch service A Steel grey Steel grey  
Württemberg In Anglo-Dutch service A Light green Light green  
Oldenborgske C Steel grey with white lace Steel grey   D 1. yellow, 2. blue Blue  
Brockdorff's C Violet with white lace Violet   Disbanded 1712
Jyske lantkyrass. D 1. light blue, 2. black Light blue   Same as 1711
Själland-Fynske lantkyr. D 1. light green, 2.rRed Light green   Same as 1711
Livregiment Dragoons A White White   Same as 1711
Bülow's Dragoon Reg. D 1. aurora, 2. white Aurora   Disbanded 1714
Württemburg-Oels In Anglo-Dutch service A Aurora Aurora  

 


1711

1716
Cuff-
Type
Cuff Colour Lining   Cuff-
Type
Cuff Colour Lining Buttons
Artillery A Violet Violet   ? Dark blue Dark blue Brass

The image below is a plate showing how the Danish regiment's cuffs were supposed to look like according to the regulation of 1716 (Rigsarkivet, Landetatens arkiv, Krigskancelliet). The image is here somewhat darker than what it is in Karsten Skjold Petersen's book from which I have collected it from.

Compared to Daniel Schorr's table above there are some inconsistencies here. The stripes on Prince Christian's cuffs have for example reversed order compared to the table and also the other princely regiments seem to have a different appearance.

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