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Sunday, 27 September 2015
New regiments
Topic: Regiments

On 6 July 1700 Charles XII instructed Governor General Dahlbergh to send in a list of those regiments which had been created in Livonia, Estonia and Ingria since the beginning of the war. The King knew that Axel Julius de la Gardie had agreed to recruit an infantry regiment and Governor Otto Vellingk one dragoon regiment and one infantry regiment, while Hans Henrik von Liewen and Carl Adam Stackelberg where to recruit an infantry battalion each. Had Dahlbergh made any such agreements with other officers?

The Governor General got the King's letter on 27 July and replied immediately. As far as he knew Stackelberg and Liewen had concluded their agreements with Governor General de la Gardie, while Wolmar Anton von Schlippenbach, Gustaf Ernst Albedyhl, Magnus Wilhelm Nieroth, Liewen (which one?) and Magnus von Helmersen had made their agreements with Governor Vellingk, commander of the relief army. Dahlbergh had concluded an agreement with Wolmar Anton Meyerfeldt, who later had agreed to recruit for Nieroth as his Lieutenant Colonel (draft of the original agreement in LVVA, fond 7349, op. 1, vol. 335). 

Sources:

LVVA, fond 7349, op. 1, vol. 72 

LVVA, fond 7349, op. 1, vol. 149 


Posted by bengt_nilsson at 10:20 PM MEST
Updated: Wednesday, 30 September 2015 7:49 PM MEST
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Monday, 28 September 2015 - 11:38 AM MEST

Name: "Gromoboy"
Home Page: http://rusmilhist.blogspot.ru/

If Schippenbach, Liewen & others had the agreement with Velling, a governor of Ingermanland, then why their troops were called "Livland" (Livlandsk)? What province did maintain these troops?

Monday, 28 September 2015 - 11:50 AM MEST

Name: "Bengt Nilsson"

I think Vellingk made these agreements in his capacity as commander of the relief army.

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