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This is an almost (civic defense units are missing) complete list of the Danish army units in 1813. A few tidbits of information is missing here and there but they will be updated as soon as I find the information I´m missing. Uniform descriptions will follow some day. Until now the focus is on the units that fought in the campaign of 1813. I will have a map in here showing unit placement and an order of battle for the entire army as soon as I can humanly manage to get it fixed.

The Infantry The Cavalry The Artillery Other Units


Guard Infantry:

Unit Name (in Danish): Battalions/Companies Troops/battalion Regimental Color Edge Buttons

Den Kongelige Livgarde til Fods

1 battalion/4 companies

494

Light Blue

Silver

Silver/white

Line Infantry:

Unit Name (in Danish):

Battalions/Companies

Troops/ battalion

Regimental Color

Edge

Buttons

Danske Livregiment til Fods

4 battalions/20 companies

830

Straw-colored

None

White

Norske Livregiment til Fods

4 battalions/20 companies

830

Straw-colored

White

White

Kronens Regiment (a)

4 battalions/20 companies

830

Light Blue

None

White

Kongens Regiment (b)

4 battalions/20 companies

830

Light Blue

White

White

Dronningens Livregiment til Fods

4 battalions/20 companies

830

Light Blue

None

Yellow

Prins Christian Frederiks Regiment (c)

4 battalions/20 companies

830

Yellow

None

White

Fynske Infanteriregiment

4 battalions/20 companies

830

White

None

White

1. Jyske Infanteriregiment

4 battalions/20 companies

830

Black

White

Yellow

2. Jyske Infanteriregiment

4 battalions/20 companies

830

White

None

Yellow

3. Jyske Infanteriregiment

4 battalions/20 companies

830

Black

White

White

Oldenborgske Infanteriregiment

4 battalions/20 companies

830

Black

None

White

Slesvigske Infanteriregiment

4 battalions/20 companies

830

Light Blue

White

Yellow

Holstenske Infanteriregiment

4 battalions/20 companies

830

Black

White

White

Københavns Infanteriregiment

3 battalions/12 companies

664

Dark Blue

Straw-colored

Yellow

a) Before 13. March 1808 this regiment was named "Kongens Regiment"

b) Before 13. March 1808 this regiment was named "Kronprinsens Regiment"

c) Name changed in 1806. before that the regiment was "Arveprins Frederiks Regiment"

Light Infantry:

Unit Name (in Danish): Battalions/Companies Troops/Battalion Regimental Color Edge Buttons

Sjællandske Jægerkorps

2 battalions/8 companies

576

Light Green

White

White

Slesvigske Jægerkorps (d)

2 battalions/8 companies

576

Dark Green

White

Yellow

Sjællandske Skarpskyttekorps

2 battalions/8 companies

548

Light Green

White

White

Jyske Skarpskyttekorps

2 battalions/8 companies

548

Light Green

White

White

Holstenske Skarpskyttekorps

2 battalions/8 companies

548

Dark Green

White

Yellow

d) Slesvigske Jægerkorps had the honor of recieving 2 Grenadier companies in 1803.


Guard Cavalry:

Unit Name (in Danish): Squadrons Strength Regimental Color Edge Helmet Ribbon Buttons

Den Kongelige Livgarde til Hest

2

135

Red

Silver

Red

White

 

Light Dragoons:

Unit Name (in Danish): Squadrons Strength Regimental Color Edge Helmet Ribbon Buttons
Livregiment Lette Dragoner 4 664 Black Straw-colored Red White
Jydske Regiment Lette Dragoner 4 664 Dark Green Straw-colored Dark Green White
Fynske Regiment Lette Dragoner 4 664 Light Blue Straw-colored Light Blue White
Prins Frederik Ferdinands Dragon Rgiment 4 664 Black White Red White

Prins Frederik Ferdinands Dragon Regiment was founded October 22nd 1807 as Sjællandske Dragon Regiment. It was renamed December 20th 1807.

Hussars:

Unit Name (in Danish): Squadrons Strength Regimental Color Edge Dolman Buttons

Hussarregimentet

7

1326

Red

White

Blue

White

The 7th squadron in the Huassarregiment was formed as a Bosniak (Lancer) squadron. The squadron drew on the other 6 squadrons for manpower.

Heavy Cavalry:

Unit Name (in Danish): Squadrons Strength Regimental Color Edge Shako Plate Buttons

Livregiment Ryttere

4

664

Straw-colored

None

White Metal

White

Sjællandske Rytter Regiment

4

664

Dark Blue

Straw-colored

Brass

White

Slesvigske regiment Ryttere

4

664

Light Blue

None

Brass

White

Holstenske Regiment Ryttere

4

664

Light Green

Straw-colored

Brass

White


The Artillery:

Unit Name (in Danish): Batteries of Foot Artillery Horse Batteries

Den Danske Artilleribrigade

9

1

Den Holstenske Artilleribrigade

6

1

Danske Artilleribataljon

10

-

Holstenske Artilleribataljon

6

-

Den Danske Artilleribataljon and the Holstenske Artilleribataljon was formed as costal defence batteries after the territorial militia was disbanded in 1808. 2 Landbased rocket batteries was formed in 1813 but they never saw any combat.


Other Military Units:

Unit Name (in Danish)

Type

Strength (organisation)

Notes

Jyske Lanselegion (e)

Lancers

unknows

Founded to protect Jylland from Cossack patrols.

Kongens Livjægerkorps

Light infantry

4 companies, 100 men each

A light infantry force recruited from Copenhagens citezens.

Kongens Livkorps

Light infantry

8 companies

All recruits were in some way connected to Copenhagens University. Their uniform reflected this.

Langelandske Infanteribataljon

Militia

1 battalion

 

Samsø landmilits

Legion

unknown

This militia force contained both cavalry and infantry. Exact strength unknown.

Sjællandske Ridende Jægere

Mounted Jaeger

1 squadron

 

Fynske Ridende Jægere

Mounted jaeger

1 squadron

 

Jyske Jægerkorps

Light Infantry

1 company

 

Hertuginde Louise Augustas Livjægerkorps

Light Infantry

1 company

 

Lollandske Jægerkorps

Light Infantry

1 company

 

Langelandske Ridende Jægerkorps

Mounted Jaeger

1 squadron

 

Herregårdsskytterne

Mounted Light Infantry

118 men in 1 company

Recruited from Sjælland. No pesants allowed in the unit wich was mostly made up of hunters and marksmen from the local manors.

e) Strength unknow. Unit raised December 31st 1813, disbanded July 11th 1814. 400 horses had been purchased for ther unit.

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