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Örjan Martinsson

Swedish Uniforms in the Battle of Poltava

The uniform information on this page comes from Lars-Eric Höglund's book "Stora nordiska kriget 1700-1721 - Fanor och uniformer". Please note the sources does not provide much information about the uniforms for those regiments which previously belonged to Lewenhaupt's army and I have because of this been forced to make qualified guesses. These regiments were, with the exception of Åbo & Björneborg Cavalry Regiment, assigned to guard the baggage train and their uniforms are discussed in greater detail on the battle of Lesnaya-page. The Vallack Regiment and Enspännar-company were also part of the Swedish main army but they have been left out here since their uniforms are not known.

Right (South) Wing


Liv-dragoon Regiment
(4 squadrons)

Drabant Corps

(1 squadron)

Livregementet till häst
(12 squadrons)

Småland Cavalry Regiment
(8 squadrons)

Norra Skånska Cavalry Reg.
(8 squadrons)

Södra Skånska Cavalry Reg.
(4 squadrons)

Taube's Dragoon Regiment
(8 squadrons)

Hielm's Dragoon Regiment
(8 squadrons)

Centre
(Västmanland's two battalions were de facto a second line standing behind Närke-Värmland's and Östergötland's battalions)
 
Skaraborg Regiment
(1 battalion)
Livgardet's grenadier battalion
 
Livgardet's
1st battalion
Kalmar Regiment
(1 battalion)
Livgardet's
2nd battalion
Livgardet's
3rd battalion
Uppland
Regiment
(1st battalion)
Uppland
Regiment
(2nd battalion)


Östergötland Regiment
(1 battalion)

Närke-Värmland Regiment
(2nd battalion)
  Second Line

Västmanland Regiment
(1st battalion)

Västmanland Regiment
 (2nd battalion)

Artillery Regiment
(four 4-pounder cannons)


Left (North) Wing
 

 
Dücker's Dragoon Regiment
(8 squadrons)
Gyllenstierna's Dragoon Regiment
(8 squadrons)
Uppland
3-männing Reg.
(8 squadrons)
Nyland Cavalry Regiment
(8 squadrons)
Östgöta Cavalry Regiment
(8 squadrons)
Åbo & Björneborg Cavalry Reg.
(8 squadrons)
Skånska
Stånds-dragoons
(8 squadrons)


Roos' Force
(6 battalions which became separated from the rest of the army, reorganised to 4 battalions and fought a Russian force led by Rentzel)
 

 


Dal-regiment
 (2 battalions)
 

Västerbotten Regiment
(2 battalions)

Jönköping Regiment
(1 battalion)

Närke-Värmland Regiment
(1st battalion)
 

Poltava Siege Works
 

Södermanland Regiment
(uniform worn 1702-04)

Kronoberg Regiment
(uniform worn 1702-04)

Liv-dragoons
 (200 men)

 

Livgardet (200 men)


The uniforms for Södermanland and Kronoberg regiments are uncertain since the uniforms that were issued in 1704 have not been described by the sources.

Baggage Train at Pushkarovka
(25 squadrons)
 


Swedish Adelsfana

Livonian Adelsfana

Karelska Cavalry Regiment
 

Uppland
Stånds-dragoons
 

Schlippenbach's Dragoon
Regiment

Schreiterfeldt's Dragoon
Regiment

d´Albedyhl's Dragoon
Regiment


Artillery Regiment
(28 guns and 150 men)

Smaller detachments of infantry from the various regiments were also present at Pushkarovka. These consisted of at least 300 men of which 70 came from Uppland Regiment. Most of the Zaporozhian Cossacks were also there. For a more detailed discussion of how the uniforms for most of the regiments at the baggage train looked like, see the page on the battle of Lesnaya.

Posts Further South Along the Vorskla
(These detachments were composed of several units but dominated by the following regiments)


Meijerfelt's Dragoon Regiment
(1000 men at Novy Senzhary)


Dücker's Dragoon Regiment
(300 men at Bjeliki)


Södra Skånska Cavalry Regiment
(500 men at Kobelyaki)

Read also about on the Russian uniforms in the battle of Poltava.
Information about how strong the Swedish regiments were can be found on this page.