Grenadier Cap of the Yaroslavsky Musketeer Regiment from the Russian Empire dated to 1805 on display at the Danish War Museum in Copenhagen

Grenadiers came into existence during the late 1600′s in most armies as the small grenades, when thrown en mass, could cause devastation in the tight formations of infantry. Grenadiers would wear the mitre cap to allow them to sling their muskets properly as a tricorn hat would have gotten in the way. Though the use of grenadiers had waned by the early 19th century the trappings and status’s of the regiments were kept on.

Photographs taken by myself 2018