1758 - Austrian invasion of Saxony – Austro-Imperial Army OOB

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Introduction

This anonymous order of battle is not dated. However, when comparing the ranks of the various general officers listed, we come to the conclusion that it depicts the Austro-Imperial army operating in Saxony in 1758.

More precisely:

  • Serbelloni was promoted to field marshal in 1758, in this OoB he is still identified as G.d.C.
  • Campitelli was promoted to FML in 1759, in this OoB he is still identified as major-general
  • The Margrave of Baden-Durlach was promoted to FZM in 1758, in this OoB he is identified by this rank
  • Schallenberg was promoted to FML in 1758, in this OoB he is still identified as major-general
  • Gaisruck was promoted to FML in 1758, in this OoB he is still identified as major-general

Description

Detailed order of battle of the Austro-Imperial army, including Serbelloni’s Austrian contingent and Zweibrücken’s Imperial contingent, operating in Saxony in 1758.

Summary: 43 bns, 41 grenadier coys, 36 Grenzer coys, 79 sqns, 66 field pieces, 9 cannon (???)

Commander-in-Chief: Field Marshall Prince von Zweibrücken seconded by G.d.C. Count Serbelloni, commanding the first line, and FZM Prince von Baden-Durlach, commanding the second line

Note: hereafter, units are listed from right to left.

First Line Second Line
Cavalry Right Wing under G..d.C. Bretlach
FML Hohenzollern

Major-General Wolfskehl’s Brigade

Major-General Riedesel’s Brigade

Major-General Schallenberg’s Brigade
Infantry Centre under FZM Landgrave zu Fürstenberg
FML Kolb’s Division
  • Major-General Campitelli’s Broigade
    • Austrian Salm (2 bns and 2 grenadier coys)
    • Austrian Jung-Colloredo (2 bns and 2 grenadier coys)
    • Austrian Mainz (3 bns and 2 grenadier coys)
  • Major-General Effern’s Brigade
    • Palatine II./Garde (1 bn and 1 grenadier coy)
    • Palatine Effern (2 bns and 2 grenadier coys)

FML Esterházy’s Division

  • Major-General Holnstein’s Brigade
    • Bavarian Kurbayern (3 bns and 2 grenadier coys)
    • Bavarian Salzburg (2 bns and 1 grenadier coy)
  • Major-General Müffling’s Brigade
    • Würzburger Blau Würzburg (1 bn and 2 grenadier coys)
    • Palatine Effern (2 bns and 2 grenadier coys)
Lieutenant-General Stolberg’s Division
Cavalry Left Wing under G..d.C. Bretlach
FML Trautmansdorf

Major-General Gorzÿ’s Brigade probably Gorcey

Major-General Berlichingen’s Brigade

Major-General Anspach’s Brigade

Major-General Gorcey’s Brigade

FML Hadik’s Corps

Major-General Mittrowsky’s Brigade

Major-General Kleefeld’s Brigade

Major-General Ujházy’s Brigade

Reserve Corps under FML Maquire

Major-General Voghera’s Brigade

Major-General Nauendorff’s Brigade

Major-General Nagel’s Brigade

Major-General Luszinsky’s Corps

FML Ferntheil’s Corps

Artillery

Austrian Artillery

  • 36 field artillery pieces
  • 6 cannon

Reichsarmee Artillery

  • 30 field artillery pieces
  • 3 cannon

References

Anon.: Ordre de Bataille de L’Armée Impériale et de l’Empire où on peut voir leurs Forces et Dispositions sous le Commendement du Feld Marchall de l’Empire Prince Palatin Deux Pont et le Général de Cavalerie et Infanterie Serbelloni.