1757 - French invasion of Hanover – French OOB July

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French Order of Battle from July 31 to August 2

The following comes from Du Bois's account of the order of battle of the French Army while it was encamped at Grosselsen near Hameln.

Commander in Chief: Maréchal d'Estrées

French Order of Battle on July 31

This order of battle comes from a different document in the Archives du Génie.

As per the returns of July 31 (infantry), the French Armée du Bas-Rhin consisted of the following regiments:

N.B.: the numbers listed represent troops who were present and fit for duty.

Infantry of the main army under Maréchal d'Estrées
Infantry Regiment Captains Lieutenants Lieutenants
en second
Sous-Lieutenants Soldiers
de Ligne (Austria) 6 5 4 none 372
Sachsen-Gotha (Austria) 5 4 5 none 360
Picardie 62 60 10 none 2162
Navarre 66 60 8 none 2349
Champagne 63 58 4 none 2154
La Marine 57 56 11 none 2084
Mailly 64 64 13 none 2358
Du Roi 66 67 74 20 2503
Lyonnais 30 28 6 none 1089
Vaubécourt 30 19 2 9 1075
Orléans 34 40 none none 1134
La Roche Aymon 32 29 6 none 1023
Condé 32 36 none none 1146
Chartres 33 36 none none 1138
II./Corps Royal de l'Artillerie – La Motte 29 22 21 none 480
IV./Corps Royal de l'Artillerie – Menouville 18 5 9 14 459


Infantry of the Reserve under M. d'Armentières
Infantry Regiment Captains Lieutenants Lieutenants<bré>en second Sous-Lieutenants Soldiers
Belzunce 65 60 5 4 2213
Alsace 39 23 22 23 1809
La Couronne 33 30 1 3 1135
Conty 30 30 3 2 1048
Saint-Germain 13 5 6 8 418


Infantry of the Reserve under the Duc de Broglie
Infantry Regiment Captains Lieutenants Lieutenants<bré>en second Sous-Lieutenants Soldiers
Poitou 33 32 none 4 1195
Provence 32 32 none 6 1198
Royal Suédois 29 16 15 15 1035
Royal Bavière 30 15 11 13 1235
Nassau-Ussingen 14 8 7 6 615


Infantry Corps of M. de Randan
Infantry Regiment Captains Lieutenants Lieutenants<bré>en second Sous-Lieutenants Soldiers
Eu 23 23 3 none 982
Enghien 28 21 3 none 960
Reding 21 12 22 none 1103
Salis de Mayenfeld 24 12 24 none 997

References

Du Bois, Camps topographiques de la Campagne de 1757 en Westphalie etc., Le Hague, 1760

Évrard P.: Praetiriti Fides

Service historique de l'armée de terre

  • Archives du génie, article 15, section 1, §5, pièce 23
  • A1 3536 – 111
  • A4 29