1756 - Prussian invasion of Saxony – Prussian OOB Sept 27

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Hierarchical Path: Seven Years War (Main Page) >> Campaigns >> 1756 - Prussian invasion of Saxony >> Detailed order of battle of the Prussian Army of Saxony on September 27 1756

Description

By September 27 1756, the Prussian army campaigning in Saxony was deployed in several corps. The following order of battle represents its deployment in the evening of September 27.

Commander-in-chief: Frederick II

Summary: 70 bns, 1 grenadier coy, 1 foot jäger coy, 101 sqns, 80 pieces of heavy artillery, 90 pontoons

Right wing under Fürst Moritz von Anhalt-Dessau (15 bns, 1 foot jäger coy, 13 sqns, 10 pieces of heavy artillery)

Centre near Pirna under Margrave Karl (14 bns, 1 grenadier coy, 8 sqns, 8 pieces of heavy artillery)

Left wing under the Lieutenant-General von Lestwitz (8 bns, 5 sqns, 10 pieces of heavy artillery)

Garrison of Dresden (3 bns)

Garrison of Torgau (1 bn)

In Bohemia under command of Field-Marshal Keith (21 bns, 61 sqns, 52 pieces of heavy artillery)

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, Appendix No. 17, p. 338b