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Hierarchical Path: Seven Years War (Main Page) >> Campaigns >> 1756 - Prussian invasion of Saxony >> Detailed order of march of the Saxon Army at Pirna on October 12 1756

Description

On October 12 1756, when the Saxon Army retired from its entrenched camp at Pirna and crossed the Elbe, its order of march was as follows:

1st Grenadier Brigade under Major-General von Crousaz (1,101 men)

  • Grenadier Battalion Bennigsen (2 coys Garde & 2 coys Graf Brühl)
  • Grenadier Battalion Kavannagh (2 coys Prinz Friedrich August & 2 coys Lubormirsky)
  • Grenadier Battalion Pforte (2 coys Prinz Xaver & 2 coys Gotha)
  • Ammunition carts
  • 4 x Geschwindstück
  • Pack horses

2nd Grenadier Brigade under Major-General von Dieden (1,106 men)

  • Grenadier Battalion Götze (2 coys Prinz Maximilian & 2 coys Minckwitz)
  • Grenadier Battalion Milkau (2 coys Königin & 2 coys Rochow)
  • Grenadier Battalion Pfundheller (2 coys Prinz Clemenz & 2 coys 'wing grenadiers' of the Leibgrenadiergarde)
  • Grenadierbataillon Kurprinzessin (1 bn for a total of 516 men)
  • Ammunition carts
  • 8 x Geschwindstück
  • Pack horses

4th Infantry Brigade under Major-General von Minchwitz

2nd Infantry Brigade under Major-General von Gersdorf

1st Cavalry Brigade under Major-General von Rechenberg

3rd Infantry Brigade under Major-General von Bolderitz

  • Minckwitz (2 bns for a total of 882 men)
  • Fürst Lubomirsky (2 bns for a total of 880 men)
  • Prinz Clemenz (2 bns for a total of 897 men)
  • Ammunition carts, cannon, pack horses and wagons transporting timber

1st Infantry Brigade under Major-General Count von Stolberg

  • Prinz Maximilian (2 bns for a total of 875 men)
  • Königin (2 bns for a total of 889 men)
  • Leibgrenadiergarde (2 bns for a total of 1,323 men)
  • Ammunition carts, cannon, pack horses and wagons transporting timber

2nd Cavalry Brigade under Major-General von Vitzthum

4th Cavalry Brigade under Major-General von Ronnow

3rd Cavalry Brigade under von Weissenstein

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, Anhang 56 p. 370, Appendix 17