Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Infanterie Regiment Nr.2 "Markgräfin"

The second Regiment dates from the inital formation of the standing army.  Named in honour of the wife of Markgraf Otto von Löwensee (1573-1635)  the ruler during much of the "Thirty Years War". 
It is distinguished from the other Regiments by the unique black waiscoat (originally adopted as a sign of mourning following the untimely death of the Markgräfin) and double complement of Grenadiers.

The Regimental details are thus:

Officers wear metallic "Silver" lace and buttons.
Grenadiers have a Black and Scarlet cap bag.

Inhaber: Albrecht, Reichsgraf von Michelbach