Saturday, 4 August 2007

Second Saxon Infantryman - Grenadier 1756-7

This Saxon grenadier of 1756-7 is wearing the later Prussian-style mitre cap; earlier grenadiers wore a low cap very like that of the Prussian fusiliers. Apparently the Prussian fusilier design was taken from the earlier Saxon grenadier style so both were filching from each other! After 1757 Saxon grenadiers abandoned the grenadier mitre and reportedly wore white lace on the tricorne to distinguish them from the musketeers.

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