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Örjan Martinsson

Swedish Uniforms in the Battle of Helsingborg

The half newly raised army that defeated the Danes in the battle of Helsingborg 1710 should have looked like the pictures on this page. The amount of available uniform information varies however for the different regiments and I have been forced to fill in the gaps of knowledge with later information (or earlier in appropriate cases). I recommend Lars-Eric Höglund's book "The Great Northern War 1700-1721, Uniforms and Colours" for those who want to know exactly what is known and unknown about Swedish uniforms in this battle. But the most speculative uniform on this page is Jönköping Regiment. For them we only know the hat with white trim, a "pajrock" (overcoat) of "vadmal" (coarse wool, usually undyed) and the blue coat with blue lining and red cuffs. The other details have been filled in with information as late as from 1718.

Most of the regiments which were restored in the autumn of 1709 after the disastrous battle of Poltava (and some old such as the Saxon Regiment) were exclusively armed with muskets and did not have the usual third of the men armed with pikes. Höglund mention explicitly that Uppland, Västmanland, Östergötland and the Saxon Regiment did not have pikes. Jönköping Regiment is on the other hand reported to have had pikemen. The sources also reveal that Kalmar Regiment was initially issued pikes but its colonel requested 3 January 1710 to have them replaced with muskets. The request was granted but it is unclear if the re-armament was carried out before the battle of Helsingborg. Kronoberg Regiment appear to have been an all-musket unit at a muster in August 1710. It is likely that Södermanland Regiment did not have any pikes either since they did not have these in the battle of Gadebusch 1712 (when other previously all-musket units had pikes).

Right (West) Wing

First Line
 
  Second Line
 

Artillery Regiment
(32 cannons and
2 howitzers)

Änkedrottningens
livegemente
(8 squadrons)

Uppland
5-männing Cav.
(8 squadrons)

The Swedish Adelsfana
 (2 squadrons)

Livregementet
till häst
(8 squadrons)

Småland Cavalry Regiment
(4 squadrons)


Centre

First Line
(Saxon Regiment and probably also Kronoberg were all-musket units)

 


Älvsborg Regiment
(2 battalions)

Kronoberg
Regiment
(2 battalions)

Jönköping
Regiment
(2 battalions)

Saxon Regiment

(2 battalions)

Uppland
5-männing Reg.
(2 battalions)

Småland
5-männing Reg.
(2 battalions)

Second Line
(Kalmar may have had pikes but the others were all-musket)

 

Uppland
 Regiment
(2 battalions)

Kalmar Regiment

(2 battalions)

Västmanland
Regiment
(2 battalions)

Östergötland Regiment
(2 battalions)

Södermanland Regiment
(2 battalions)
 

Left (East) Wing
 

First Line
 
 


Second Line
 


Västgöta
 3-männing Cav.
(6 squadrons)


Östgöta Cavalry Regiment
(6 squadrons)


Västgöta Cavalry Regiment
(6 squadrons)


Småland Cavalry Regiment
(4 squadrons)


Östgöta Cavalry Regiment
(2 squadrons)


Skånska
3-männing Cav.
(4 squadrons)

Danish uniforms in the battle of Helsingborg.