Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Fusilier and Grenadier of the Sardinian Regiment Savoia 1750-1773


Unit history: Raised 1624. Renamed Savoia 1640. 2 battalions. Some action in the War of the Polish Succession. Heavily involved in the War of the Austrian Succession. Commanders Charles Lodovic Baron du Chabod 1744-1748 Janus Comte D'Eutremon 1748-175? Alexis De La Saunière 175? Giuseppe Della Chiesa Roddi di Cinzano 1767-1772

Uniform: Fusilier (left) Black tricorne, white laced edge, white metal button, white strap, mid-blue cockade, very dark blue or black and white pompom on right side (out of view). Black stock. Very dark (almost Prussian) blue coat, white collar, lapels, cuffs,
turnbacks, white edge to shoulder strap. No lace, white metal buttons. Heart patches covering hooks and eyes on turnbacks black or very dark blue. Dark blue waistcoat, white metal buttons. Dark blue breeches, white metal buttons. White inner stocking. White gaiters, white metal buttons.

Grenadier (top) Black fur cap, dark blue bag edged white with dark blue and white tassel. Black stock. Very dark (almost Prussian) blue coat, white collar, lapels, cuffs,
turnbacks, white edge to shoulder strap. No lace, white metal buttons. Heart patches covering hooks and eyes on turnbacks black or very dark blue. Dark blue waistcoat, white metal buttons. Dark blue breeches, white metal buttons. White inner stocking. Black gaiters, white metal buttons.

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