The Austrian Staff Dragoons were raised at the same time as the infantry, in 1758. They guarded the generals, the staff and the places of detention like the infantry but also provided "escorts for convoys, reconnaissance parties and the like" (Duffy, AMT). Detachments of the regiment saw distinguished service at Maxen. The unit was disbanded in 1763.
Uniform: Black tricorne, black cockade, yellow metal button. Black stock. Dark blue coat, red cuffs, collar tabs and shoulder strap, white turnbacks, yellow metal buttons. Dark blue waistcoat, red breeches, white inner stockings, black cavalry boots.
Shabraque red with blue and white edging lace.
Thursday, 3 January 2008
Posted by David at Thursday, January 03, 2008