Infanterie van Linie:
On 5 February 1802 it was decided to form, from
'scheepssoldaten', two marine battalions and a jager company. On 22 March 1802
( so after 1 1/2 month already!), both marine battalions were renamed '22e and
23e Bataljon Infanterie, and destined for the colonies. They consisted of 1
grenadier- and 7 fusilier-companies. During the second half of 1802, both
battalions embarked for their destination; the 22e Bataljon to Kaap de Goede
After the capitulation, in
1806 the remains of the battalion returned to Holland. By decree of 18 July
1806, the battalion was disbanded and the remaining men divided over infantry
regiments: the grenadier-company was merged with the grenadier-company of the
2e Regiment Infanterie; three fusilier-companies were merged with the 3e
Regiment Infanterie (according to another source with the 7e Regiment
I have no data about its
commander. However, 1st Lieutenant J. von Ziegler was quartermaster of the
battalion, and their seems to exist a portrait of him, although I don't know
were it is. Further, there are a few aquarelles by J.A. Langendijk.
Consisting of 1 jager- and 6 fusilier
companies. Went to Kaap de Goede Hoop in 1802. The battalion was
disbanded in 1806 when returning from prisoner of war.
Colonel-commander:1 April 1794 Gerhard Heinrich von Heldring (until
Lieutenant-Colonel: 18 January 1803 C. Müller
Major: 18 January 1803 C. von Gilten
So apparently Müller was in command.
Compagnie Auxilaire Infanterie
Bataljon Hottentotse Lichte
Infanterie: consisting of 4 fusilier companies.
Bataljon Jagers: Apparently formed from the jager companies from
the marines , consisting of 4 companies. When returning in 1806 the remnants
were merged with the 2e Regiment Lichte Infanterie.
Kaapsche Jagers: consisting of 2 companies.
Dragonders', a two-company dragoon-squadron, also known as the 5e
Regiment Dragonders. It had a detachment of horse artillery with
four light field pieces (another sources states 2 horse artillerie companies).
Part of them seemed to have formed the 'Lijfwacht des Gouverneurs
van Kaap de Goede Hoop, Generaal Janssens'. J.A.
Langendijk made also an aquarelle of them. When returning in 1806 the remnants
were taken into various guard and line cavalry units.
Artillery: consisting of 4 companies. When returning in 1806 the
remnants were merged with the 3e bataljon Artillerie.
Artillerie: consisting of 2 companies.
Lichte Artillerie te voet (light foot artillery),
Rijdende Artillerie (horse artillery) and Veldtrein (field
train): coming from the East Indies; Java.
Infanterie van Kaapstad: consisting of
Cavalerie van de Drostdij Stellenbosch: consisting
of 3 companies.
Cavalerie van het Kaapsche Buitendistrikt: consisting
of 1 company.
Cavalerie van Kaapstad: consisting of 1
Drostdij Stellendam: 1
more information about the events that took place, see my
article on General Janssens