1756 - Prussian operations in Eastern Bohemia – Austrian OOB Piccolomini 2

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Hierarchical Path: Seven Years War (Main Page) >> Campaigns >> 1756 - Prussian operations in Eastern Bohemia >> Detailed order of battle of the Austrian Corps of FZM Piccolomini in September 1756

Description

From September 15 to October 24 1756, Feldzeugmeister Piccolomini gradually concentrated his small Austrian army at Königgrätz (present-day Hradec Králové) in Bohemia.

Troops arriving on September 15

(1) The horse grenadier companies of these regiments were with the Austrian Main Army at Lobositz

Troops arriving on September 16

  • Marschall (2 bns +1 gren. coy for a total of 1,620 men)
  • Erzherzog Carl (2 bns + 2 gren. coys for a total of 1,517 men)
  • Botta (2 bns + 2 gren. coys for a total of 1,660 men)
  • Piccolomini (2 bns + 2 gren. coys for a total of 1,715 men)
  • Neipperg (2 bns + 2 gren. coys for a total of 1,627 men)
  • Gaisruck (2 bns + 2 gren. coys for a total of 1,600 men)
  • Sincère (1 bn + 1 gren. coy for a total of 930 men)
  • Haller (1 bn + 1 gren. coy for a total of 985 men)
  • Artillery
    • 20 battalion guns
    • 4 howitzers

Troops arriving on September 17

  • Artillery
    • 10 battalion guns

Troops arriving on September 19

(2) one of these two units arrived on September 19, the other on September 20

Troops arriving on September 20

  • Artillery
    • 24 battalion guns
    • 8 x 6-pdr guns
    • 4 x 12-pdr guns

Troops arriving on September 26

Troops arriving on September 27

Troops arriving on September 28

  • Bethlen (2 bns + 2 gren. coys for a total of 1,354 men)

Troops arriving on September 30

Troops arriving on October 2

(3) one of these three units arrived on October 2, another on October 7 and the last one on October 11

Troops leaving the camp on October 12

Troops arriving on October 14

Troops leaving the camp on October 14

Troops arriving on October 23

Troops arriving on October 24

References

Großer Generalstab, Die Kriege Friedrichs des Großen. Dritter Teil: Der Siebenjährige Krieg 1756–1763, Vol. 5, Kriegsgeschichtliche Abteilung II, Berlin, 1901-1914, Anhang 27-28, pp. 342-343