1759 - Austrian campaign in Upper Silesia and Lusatia – Prussian Army OOB August

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Description

At the beginning of August 1759, Frederick II was trying to prevent the junction of the Austrian and Russian armies. Several Prussian armies and corps were on the move to do so.

Prince Heinrich’s former Army of Saxony

Prince Heinrich had brought this force to Sagan to join other Prussian troops assembling there. He had then been sent to take command of the camp of Schmottseiffen during the absence of Frederick.

Summary: 15 bns, 19 sqns, 57 heavy artillery pieces and 30 battalion guns for a total of approx. 13,200 men

Infantry (15 bns)

Cavalry (19 sqns)

Artillery

  • Heavy artillery (57 pieces)
  • Battalion artillery (30 guns)

Prince Eugen von Württemberg’s Corps

Summary: 6 bns, 16 sqns with 16 heavy artillery pieces and 12 battalion guns for a total of approx. 5,900 men

Infantry (6 bns)

Cavalry (16 sqns)

Artillery

  • Heavy artillery (16 pieces)
    • 10 x 12-pdr guns
    • 6 x light 6-pdr guns
  • Battalion artillery (12 guns)

Heavy Artillery at Sagan

Before his departure from his camp near Schmottseiffen, Kinf Frederick II had sent Colonel von Moller forward to Sagan with 20 heavy artillery pieces.

Finck’s Corps

This corps had been left behind in Saxony when Prince Heinrich marched to join Prince Eugen von Württemberg at Sagan with part of his army.

Summary: 12 bns, 17 sqns, 14 heavy artillery pieces and 24 battalion guns for a total of approx. 10,000 men

Infantry (12 bns)

Cavalry (17 sqns)

Artillery

  • Heavy artillery (14 pieces)
  • Battalion artillery (24 guns)

Wedel’s Army (former Dohna’s Army)

Summary: 30 bns, 63 sqns, 53 heavy artillery pieces and 60 battalion guns for a total of approx. 20,300 men

Infantry (30 bns)

Cavalry (63 sqns)

Artillery

  • Heavy artillery (53 pieces)
  • Battalion artillery (60 guns)

Hordt’s Detachment

A detachment of 1,500 men on the march from Farther Pomerania towards Landsberg

References

Grosser Generalstab Kriegsgeschichtliche Abteilung II: Die Kriege Friedrichs des Grossen, Part 3 Der siebenjährige Krieg 1756-1763, Vol. 10 Kunersdorf, Berlin, 1912, Anlage 3