1756 - Prussian invasion of Saxony – Prussian OOB August 26

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Description

On August 26, when Frederick gave orders to the Prussian Army to enter into Saxony, his army consisted of 3 columns, each about 130 km from one another.

Summary: 47,817 foot, 14,495 horse, 82 field pieces, 140 battalion pieces, 90 pontoons (excluding supernumeraries who counted 2,322 foot and 1,740 horse)

Staff

  • Commander-in-chief: Frederick II King of Prussia assisted by Field-Marshal Keith
  • General-Adjutant: D. von Wobersnow
  • Aides: D. Baron von Lentulus, M. von Grant, M. Krusemark, M. von Stutterheim, Colonel Friedrich Count von Anhalt, Colonel von Wartenberg, Captain von Speyer, P. L. von der Schulenburg, P. L. von Wendessen
  • General-Quartermaster: Lieutenant-General Count Schmettau
  • Adjutant: F. Count Schmettau
  • Lieutenant-Quartermaster: M. von der Oelsnitz
  • Captain of the guides: Captain von Gaudi
  • Brigadiers-Majors: Captain von Stentzsch, Lieutenant von Wenher, Lieutenant-Colonel von Seherr
  • Engineers: Lieutenant-Colonel Johann Friedrich von Balbi, Captain Le Febvre, Lieutenant Henning, Lieutenant Marquardt, Lieutenant Schlot, Captain Daries
  • Feldjäger zu Pferde under Captain von Choteck and Captain von Bayar
  • Secret Cabinet: Eichel, Coeper and Laspeyres with 2 clerks
  • Field-Postmaster: Edelmann
  • Artillery Train: Major von Arnstedt
  • Artillery Equerry: Major von Hertzberg
  • Hospital Director: R. a. D. von der Marwotz
  • General-Surgeon: Bonnetz
  • Supply: Colonel von Arnstedt

Right wing under Lieutenant-General Prince Ferdinand of Brunswick assisted by Prince L. von Bärenfels (about 15,000 men)

Centre column under King Frederick II

Left column under the Duke of Braunschweig-Bevern assisted by Prince L. von Prittwitz

References

Grosser Generalstab Kriegsgeschichtliche Abteilung II, Die Kriege Friedrichs des Grossen, Part 3 Der siebenjährige Krieg 1756-1763, Vol. 1 Pirna und Lobositz, Berlin, 1901, pp. 119, 192-194, Attachment 6

Großer Generalstab, Die Kriege Friedrichs des Großen. Dritter Teil: Der Siebenjährige Krieg 1756–1763, Vol. 5, Kriegsgeschichtliche Abteilung II, Berlin, 1901-1914