1759 - Reich and Austrian invasion of Saxony – Prussian Army OOB mid-April

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Description

In mid-April 1759, Prince Heinrich and his army were posted in Saxony. His left flank was protected by a corps of 18 bns and 20 sqns posted in Upper-Silesia under the command of General of Infantry de la Motte-Fouqué. The order of battle of the Army of Prince Heinrich is detailed in this article. For Fouqué’s Corps, see our article 1759 - Austrian campaign in Upper Silesia and Lusatia – Prussian Army OOB mid-April.

N.B.: at the opening of the campaign of 1759, each battalion counted 700 men and each squadron, 140 men.

Army of Saxony

Commander-in-Chief: Prince Heinrich

Summary: 41 bns, 60 sqns, 63 heavy artillery pieces for a total of approx. 37,100 men.

  • Artillery
    • Field Artillery Regiment (approx. 1,000 men including those serving the battalion pieces)
    • Heavy artillery(63 pieces)
      • 20 x heavy 12-pdr guns
      • 28 x “Austrian style” 12 pdr-guns
      • 6 x light 12-pdr guns
      • 5 x 7-pdr howitzers
      • 4 x 10-pdr howitzers
    • Battalion artillery (82 pieces)

References

Grosser Generalstab Kriegsgeschichtliche Abteilung II: Die Kriege Friedrichs des Grossen, Part 3 Der siebenjährige Krieg 1756-1763, Vol. 9 Bergen, Berlin, 1911, p. 126, Anlage 2