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urbinoprince2 Inactive Member20 Dec 2012 9:40 p.m. PST

What Hessian fusilier units fought or otherwise served in the southhern campaigns? Where and when? Uniform colors?

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP20 Dec 2012 10:39 p.m. PST

I believe Erbprinz fought in the south, but by that time it wore a tricorne instead of the fusilier cap.
It had "rose" facings and turnbacks. This has been interpreted as varying from a pink to a darker pink.

Here is a very good site for Hessian uniforms.
In particular, here are very near contemporary drawings.

Note that turnbacks were red, regardless of the facing color. You should note that if the facings were already a shade of red, like pink (rose), orange or crimson, that the turnbacks matched.

Rudi the german Inactive Member21 Dec 2012 4:48 a.m. PST


You surely mean the 2ed Hessian PanzerDIv?
Weapon colour is still red. :)))))

Tom Collins Inactive Member21 Dec 2012 7:55 a.m. PST

The only Hessian fusilier regiment to fight in sovth in fusiler caps was the Ditfurth Fusilier Regiment at the siege of Charleston in 1780

Tom Collins Inactive Member21 Dec 2012 8:05 a.m. PST

The Ditfurth fusilies wore standard Hessin blue coats with yellow facings, collars & cuffs and silver caps.

95thRegt21 Dec 2012 7:41 p.m. PST

Ditfurth didn't do much fighting. I believe they were at Charleston,and garrisoned that city.


Tom Collins Inactive Member22 Dec 2012 7:33 a.m. PST

Ditfurth arrived the siege of Charleston as reinforcements. It's ordely book lists k/w at the siege.

RudyNelson22 Dec 2012 9:15 a.m. PST

See the answer on a similar thread. I did not post uniform notes from the book.

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