1758 - Allied campaign in West Germany - Allied Army OOB May

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Introduction

This text is a reproduction of tables published by Christian Rogge in "The French & Allied Armies in Germany during the Seven Years War".

Description

On May 26, the Allied army assembled by Ferdinand of Brunswick for his planned offensive on the Lower Rhine was deployed into four distinct camps. It consisted of about 40,000 men (42 bns, 59 sqns and some light troops). The remainder was left behind along the line of communications. The bulk of the Hanoverian Jäger Corps was probably accompanying this army.

Prince Ferdinands Main Force in the Camp of Nottuln

Infantry (total 30 bns) Cavalry (34 sqns)

Camp of Coesfeld at the orders of major-general prince von Anhalt

Infantry (6 bns) Cavalry (6 sqns)

Camp of Dülmen, at the orders of lieutenant-general prince von Holstein.

Infantry (2 bns) Cavalry (19 sqns)

Camp of Dorsten, at the orders of major-general von Wangenheim

Infantry (4 bns) Cavalry (4 sqns)
  • Hanoverian cavalry
    • Bock Dragoner (4 sqns) transferred from Ferdinand's corps on May 27
Light Troops

References

Rogge, Christian, The French & Allied Armies in Germany during the Seven Years War, Frankfurt, 2006