1759 - Reich and Austrian invasion of Saxony – Austro-Imperial Army OOB September

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On September 18, 1759, when Field Marshal von Pfalz-Zweibrücken heard of the advance of Finck’s Prussian army on Dresden, he threw 16 bns into Dresden under FML von Kolb and set off from Wilsdruff with the rest of the Austro-Imperial army to support Hadik and attack the Prussians.

Field Army

Commander-in-Chief: Field Marshal von Pfalz-Zweibrücken

Summary: 20 bns, 22 grenadier coys, 32 sqns (including FML Count Maquire’s Corps).

Infantry (20 bns, 22 grenadier coys)

Cavalry (32 sqns)

N.B.: the Bretlach Cuirassiers had been sent to Hadik’s Corps in exchange for the Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld Dragoons

Garrison of Dresden

Commander: FML von Kolb

Summary: 16 bns

Infantry (16 bns)

N.B.: the garrison of Dresden has been “reconstructed” by simple elimination, based on the Austro-Imperial army order of battle at the beginning of August (all infantry rgts not specifically mentioned in the field army on September 18 with the exception of those captured at Leipzig).


Grosser Generalstab Kriegsgeschichtliche Abteilung II: Die Kriege Friedrichs des Grossen, Part 3 Der siebenjährige Krieg 1756-1763, Vol. 11 Minden und Maxen, Berlin, 1912, pp. 127-128