Artillery Regiment (1636)

The Artillery Regiment (Swedish: Artilleriregementet) was a Swedish Army artillery regiment that traced its origins back to the 17th century. It split into four artillery regiments in 1794. The regiment's soldiers were recruited from the whole country, and it was garrisoned at several locations.

Artillery Regiment
Artilleriregementet
Active1636–1794
Country Sweden
BranchSwedish Army
TypeArtillery
SizeRegiment

HistoryEdit

The regiment has its origins in an artillery company raised in Stockholm in 1623. The regiment Fältartilleriregementet was then organised in 1630 to follow Gustav II Adolf in the Thirty Years' War, and in 1636, all Swedish artillery was brought together under one commander. From 1689, Artilleriregementet was organised in peacetime, with field artillery in Stockholm, Jönköping and Malmö, and fortress artillery on over 30 locations in the Swedish Empire.

During the Great Northern War the artillery had been greatly diminished and was completely reorganised in 1718 into one field establishment and twelve fortress establishments located in Stockholm, Jönköping, Malmö, Halmstad, Varberg, Gothenburg, Kalmar, Kristianstad, Landskrona, Marstrand, Bohus and Sundsborg. The regiment had 3,200 men organised into 40 companies in 1792. Two years later in 1794, it was reorganised into four new regiments, Svea Artillery Regiment, Göta Artillery Regiment, Wendes Artillery Regiment and Finnish Artillery Regiment.

CampaignsEdit

Name, designation and garrisonEdit

Name Translation From To
Fältartilleriregementet Field Artillery Regiment 1630 1689
Artilleriregementet Artillery Regiment 1689 1794-06-22
Designation From To
No designation
Training ground
or garrison town
From To
Various, mainly Stockholm (G) 1636 1794-06-22

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Print
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