суббота, 16 июня 2012 г.

Przebendowski Dragoons (Polish army in the War of Polish Succession)


Unter-officer & private
of Przebendowski Dragoons, ar. 1732
Drawing by B. Gembarzewski

Created in 1717 from King’s Arqebusiers (chief FM Flemming, commanding officer GM Brandt) but got the lowest seniority among new dragoon regiments. Original troop was raised in 1683 (?) as Jan III Sobeski’s Guard Arqebusiers.
First chief of Dragoons was Przebendowski Ernest Krzysztof, general-major, podskarbi wielki koronny; colonel – I. Born. Since 1743 new chief was GM Bukowski, 1754 – Lubomirski ks. podstoli litewski, 1755 - Potocki ka­sztelanie bracławski, starosta trąbowelski, s. 1761 gen. lejtn.; 1764 - Po­tocki Joachim, podczaszy W. Ks. Lit. ; s. 1.VII.1774 - Sułkowski Ant. gen. lejtn. wojew. Gnieźnieński.
During the War of Polish Succession the regiment probably acted under command of colonel Mirowitcki. The image at the left presents Przebendowski Dragoons around 1732 in the uniform of the Saxon pattern of 1729. It was introduced in the Polish Crown army around 1730 & was evidently in use till 1764.   
In 1776 the regiment was converted into 7th Foot regiment (regiment pieczy Potockiego). 

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