I'm collecting some aspects of my Research about the regiments of the swabian district.
It is interesting to see that there are no informations about the troubles the command had with the normal soldiers. I found some informations in a more recent chronicle of the early 19th century. But now I'm reading in the chronicle of a certain Georg David Blinzig, who started to write his chronicle in 1740. Although Blinzig was not the leading figure of the state, his notes are very interesting. It's very likely that he saw the end of a part of the rebellion of Lorch with his own eyes. Secondly the contingent of Hall played a Major roll in the uprising of the swabian troops!
When the war broke out it seams that there was no opposition in the imperial town of Hall against the duties for the empire and the emperor. It was'nt difficult to find enough of peasants to serve in the contingent of Schwäbisch Hall. Very soon all men of the company of infantry and the half Company of dragoons were ready to march. They had to march to the other parts of the swabian troops. The Regiment of Baden-Durlach made the assembly at Durlach. This happened in may 1757.
But one month later came the first shock for the swabian leaders. The duke Carl Eugen commanded his troops (6.000 men strong) to march to Bohemia. But the soldiers refused when they learned the destination and 3.000 of them became deserters! Than the duke came back from Austria to take the project in his own hands. A bad opening for the campaign. But it became even worse! The occassion was the camp of the swabian troops at Canstatt. ...
To be continued if there is some interest.
Es marschierten drei Regimenter wohl über den Rhein...
It's very interesting that a "Contract" from june 1757 of the Kreiskonvent mentions 8 "Geschwindstücke" with 16 horses. Maybe these were bn.-guns of the Regiment Baden-Durlach because these 16 horses were a duty of the imperial town Schwäbisch Hall. (There were many more horses mentioned in the contract.)
The same document mentions the equipement of the coachmen (Fuhrknechte).
It's interesting, that all had something like a uniform: blue coats, blue waistcoat, Sabres and belt.