Old Prussian Infantry Regiment No. 24 (1806)

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Regiment on foot & name of owner

Kurt Christoph von Schwerin..jpg

The death of the regiment owner Kurt Christoph von Schwerin in the Battle of Prague (1757), with the regimental flag in hand.
active 1713 to 1806 (surrender)
Country Prussia
Branch of service infantry
Former locations initially Spandau , Kolberg , always Frankfurt (Oder) and until 1756 Cottbus
owner 1715 Johann Sigmund von Schwendy , 1723 Curt Christoph von Schwerin , 1757 Karl Christoph von der Goltz , 1761 "Vacat Goltz", 1763 Bernhard Alexander von Düringshofen , 1776 Leopold von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel , 1785 Gottlieb Ludwig von Beville
Tribe list Old Prussian infantry regiments
Trunk number No. 24
Wars & major battles War of Austrian Succession , Seven Years War , Coalition Wars

The infantry regiment with the later number No. 24 was an old Prussian regiment on foot, which was put together in 1713 as the regiment on foot Schwendy from various garrison and free battalions. It had its locations in the eastern Mark Brandenburg .

General story

In 1713 the regiment was composed of several garrison and free companies to form field battalions. The 1st Battalion united the Spandau and Frankfurt (Oder) garrisons . The 2nd battalion came from the Kolberg garrison .


In contrast to the old Prussian drill school, the humanistically educated nobleman Kurt Christoph von Schwerin , who was considered casually educated, died spectacularly in 1757 in the battle of Prague . The enlightened Prince Leopold von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel drowned in the great Oder flood in 1785. His death is entwined with romantic legends. Michael Gabriel Fredersdorf was one of the most important confidants of Friedrich II. Joachim Friedrich von Kleist (1728–1788) served as a staff captain in the regiment. His son Heinrich von Kleist was born in the garrison town of Frankfurt (Oder).

Whereabouts and succession

The regiment was established as Beville No. 24 dissolved on October 29, 1806 through the surrender at Erfurt and Pasewalk. The III. Battalion in Küstrin .

Uniform, equipment

Until the middle of the 18th century, the regimental uniform consisted of a blue uniform jacket with red lapels. On the red border and the round open cuffs were white-red trimmings and bows. The grenadiers' cap was red, gold brass fittings with a yellow-blue-white-red tuft. The regimental flag was light green with white flames.

See also


  • Hans Bleckwenn : The Frederician uniforms: 1753 - 1786 ; Dortmund: Harenberg 1984 (= The bibliophile pocket books No. 444); License d. Biblio publ. Osnabrück as: The Old Prussian Army; Part 3, Vol. 3, 4 and 5; ISBN 3-88379-444-9 . Volume I: Infantry I; Volume II: Infantry II. P. 157ff.

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