We know quite well what the musketiers looked like. A captain of the regiment, Hauptmann Friedrich Konstantin von Germann painted a number of watercolours when in captivity, leaving us also a portrait of a musketier of his own regiment. He should have known what they looked like, shouldn't he?
|Musketier of Regiment Erbprinz von Hessen-Hanau|
On the Perry website you can find a substantial article on "German Troops in the Saratoga Campaign" by Brendan Morrissey. There the uniform is described in detail.
One problem remains to be solved though, and that is the question of the grenadier caps. Let's begin with the terms used to describe them:
Hesse-Hanau grenadiers caps followed the Prussian pattern more closely, so their headbands were of textile material, probably of the same colour as as the backing.
It is not easy to find correct representations of the regimental colours. Morrissey gives a correct description, after which I produced my models.
|Leibfahne of the regiment|
|Regimentsfahne of the regiment|
|The whole Infanterie Regiment Erbprinz von Hessen-Hanau|
|Artillerie-Kompanie von Pausch|