1760 - French campaign in West Germany – Allied Erbprinz OOB September

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Order of battle of the Corps of the Hereditary Prince at the end of September 1760

From September 21 to October 11, 1760 the corps destined for the Siege of Wesel consisted of:

Commander-in-chief: Lieutenant-General the Hereditary Prince of Brunswick

Summary: 52 bns and 34 sqns with 111 artillery pieces for a total of approx. 41,000 men

Hardenberg Division

The following division reached Wesel on September 30, 1760

Commander: Lieutenant-General von Hardenberg, seconded by major-generals Bock, Scheither and Schlüter

Infantry (10 bns)

Cavalry (6 sqns)

Artillery (8 pieces)

  • 6 x 6-pdr guns
  • 2 howitzers

Jeanneret Detachment

The following detachment reached Duisburg on September 29, 1760.

Commander: Lieutenant-Colonel von Jeanneret, seconded by Captain Witzingerode

Infantry (3 bns)

Cavalry (2 sqns)

Light Troops (1,484 men)

Ditfurth Detachmant

The following detachment reached Rees in the evening of September 29, 1760.

Commander: Colonel von Ditfurth

Infantry (3 bns)

  • Hessian 3rd Garde (2 bns)
  • Hanoverian Converged Battalion Maydel (1 bn)

Cavalry (2 sqns)

  • Hessian and Hanoverian selected cavalry (200 men)

Breidenbach Division

The following division reached Bocholt near Essen on September 29, 1760.

Commander: Major-General Breidenbach, seconded by major-generals Behr, Halberstadt and Wolff

Infantry (9 bns)

Cavalry (12 sqns)

Artillery (36 pieces)

Siege Train

From Münster

From Lippstadt

From Nienburg and Hameln

  • 14 x 24-pdr guns
  • 8 pontoons
  • 625 four-horse wagons
  • 800 oxen
  • 293 horses
  • Hessian Wurmb Militia (1 bn)

Waldegrave Detachment (Reinforcement)

Commander: Lieutenant-General Waldegrave, seconded by major-generals Eliott and Griffin

Infantry (8 bns)

Cavalry (6 sqns)

Howard Detachment (Reinforcement)

The following reinforcements reached Hüure near Dinslaken on October 12, 1760.

Commander: Major-General Howard

Infantry (6 bns)

Cavalry (2 sqns)

Kielmansegg Detachment (Reinforcement)

Commander: Lieutenant-General Kielmansegg, seconded by Major-General Scheele

Infantry (9 bns)

Cavalry (4 sqns)

Artillery (12 pieces)

  • Hanoverian Artillery Corps (12 pieces)
    • 6 x 6-pdr guns
    • 2 x 4-pdr guns
    • 4 x 3-pdr guns

Artillery Reinforcement

From Hameln

  • 6 x 24-pdr guns
  • 344 four-horse ammunition wagons

Schaumburg-Lippe-Bückeburg Detachment of Artillery (13 pieces)

  • 6 mortars
  • 4 x 12-pdr guns
  • 3 x 3-pdr guns

From Stade, Nienburg and Minden

  • 408 four-horse ammunition wagons

References

Grosser Generalstab Kriegsgeschichtliche Abteilung II: Die Kriege Friedrichs des Grossen, Part 3 Der siebenjährige Krieg 1756-1763, Vol. 13 Torgau, Berlin, 1914, Anlage 14