1758 - French invasion of Westphalia – British Contingent
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Detailed order of battle of the British Contingent sent in Germany in 1758.
Commander-in-Chief: Lieutenant-General Duke of Marlborough
Summary: 6 bns, 14 sqns, 2 artillery coys for a total of 6,200 foot, 2,480 horse and 170 artillerymen; and a grand total of 8,850 men.
- Royal Horse Guards aka “The Blues” (3 sqns for a total of 29 officers and 360 men)
- 1st (The King's) Dragoon Guards (3 sqns for a total of 30 officers and 540 men) under the command of Bland
- 3rd Dragoon Guards (2 sqns for a total of 21 officers and 360 men) under the command of Howard
- 2nd Royal North British Dragoons (2 sqns) under the command of Campbell
- 6th Inniskilling Dragoons (2 sqns)
- 10th Mordaunt's Dragoons (2 sqns)
Infantry (all bn consited of 36 officers and 998 men)
- 12th Napier's Foot (1 bn)
- 20th Kingsley's Foot (1 bn)
- 23rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers (1 bn)
- 25th Edinburgh's Foot (1 bn) under the command of William Home
- 37th Stuart's Foot (1 bn)
- 51st Brudenell’s Foot (1 bn) previously garrisoning Emden from March to August, when it joined the newly arrived contingent'
- Royal Regiment of Artillery (2 coys for a total of 171 men)
- 42 pontoons arriving only in October
Grosser Generalstab Kriegsgeschichtliche Abteilung II: Die Kriege Friedrichs des Grossen, Part 3 Der siebenjährige Krieg 1756-1763, Vol. 8 Zorndorf und Hochkirch, Berlin, 1910, Anlage 19