# 1756 - Prussian invasion of Saxony – Saxon OOB 2

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## 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

- Prinz Gotha (2 bns for a total of 860 men)
- Rochow Fusiliers (2 bns for a total of 885 men)
- Graf Brühl (2 bns for a total of 893 men)
- Ammunition carts, cannon and pack horses

2nd Infantry Brigade under Major-General von Gersdorf

- Prinz Xaver (2 bns for a total of 889 men)
- Prinz Friedrich August (2 bns for a total of 897 men)
- Garde zu Fuss (2 bns for a total of 885 men)
- Ammunition carts, cannon and pack horses

1st Cavalry Brigade under Major-General von Rechenberg

- Graf Rutowsky Light Dragoons (4 sqns for a total of 493 men and 418 horses)
- Prince-Elector with his suite
- Adeliges Kadettenkorps (1 coy for a total of 115 men)
- Gardedukorps (4 sqns for a total of 589 men and 498 horses)
- Ammunition carts, cannon and pack horses

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

- Leibregiment (4 sqns for a total of 402 men and 357 horses)
- Arnim Cuirassiers (4 sqns for a total of 399 men and 344 horses)

4th Cavalry Brigade under Major-General von Ronnow

- Plötz Cuirassiers (4 sqns for a total of 409 men and 338 horses)
- Vitzthum Cuirassiers (4 sqns for a total of 398 men and 347 horses)

3rd Cavalry Brigade under von Weissenstein

- Fürst von Anhalt-Dessau Cuirassiers (4 sqns for a total of 409 men and 349 horses)
- Königlicher Prinz Cuirassiers (4 sqns for a total of 408 men and 336 horses)
- Baggage
- Rearguard

## 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