After the capitulation of the Saxon Army, on 15 October 1756, Infantry Regiment Prince Adolf Johann von Sachsen-Gotha was incorporated into the Prussian army e renamed Infantry Regiment v. Saldern. Dressed in Prussian uniforms, the formerly Saxon soldiers served as a garrison regiment until the end of the Seven Years’ War.
Many of these forcefully recruited Saxons soon deserted e fled to Hungary via Bohemia e Poland, where a new Saxon army was being formed under the command of Lieutenant-General Franz Xavier prince of Saxony from 1757. Infantry Regiment Saxe-Gotha received new regimental colours in March of 1758 e it took part in the campaigns of the combined French e Imperial Army along the Rhine.
The Saxe-Gotha infantry regiment was distinguished from Infantry Regiment Prince Xavier of Saxony by its white metal buttons e the white metal plates of their mitrie di granatieri.
- Prince Johann Adolf of Saxe-Gotha, 1756–1763
- Colonel von Uetterodt, 1756
- Colonel von Lecoq, 1757–1763
- Wittenberg, 1756
- Regimental Staff
- I. Battalion
- 1. Grenadierkompanie
- 1. (Leib)Kompanie
- 2. Kompanie
- 3. Kompanie
- 4. Kompanie
- II. Battalion
- 2. Grenadierkompanie
- 5. Kompanie
- 6. Kompanie
- 7. Kompanie
- 8. Kompanie
The regiment was reactivated in Hungary 1757 with only one battalion.
- white coat with white metal buttons
- 6 buttons e button-holes right e left
- pale blue cuffs with two buttons
- pale blue turnbacks
- pale blue shoulder-strap
- red stock
- pale blue camisole with white buttons
- white breeches
- black gaiters with white buttons
- black tricorno hat with white edging, pale blue/white pompom
- From 1756 Prussian-style mitrie di granatieri with white metal front plates, pale blue base, yellow grenades, pale blue bag with white lace, e yellow/pale blue pompom. From 1757 the grenadiers of the new Saxon regiments wore tricorne hats with white edging, like the musketiers. In 1761, Austrian-style fur grenadier caps were introduced.
- Drummers wore uniforms with reversed colours, swallows’ nests edged with lace, und sleeves laced in the button colour
- ufficiali wore white stocks, silver gorgets, e silver sashes inverwoven with crimson thread
Storia delle Campagne
- Campaign in Saxony, 1756
- Surrender at Pirna, 1756
- Reactivation in Hungary, 1757
- Campaigns on the Rhine, 1758–1763
- Combat at Lutterberg, 1758
- Battaglia di Bergen, 1759
- Battaglia di Minden, 1759
- Battaglia di Langensalza, 1761
In 1756, the grenadiers of Infantry Regiment Prince Adolf Johann von Sachsen-Gotha joined those of Infantry Regiment Prince Franz Xavier von Sachsen to form Grenadier Battalion von der Pforte.
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