1760 - French campaign in West Germany – Allied OOB August

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Order of battle of the Allied army at the end of August 1760

Commander-in-chief: Field Marshal Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick

Summary: 110 bns and 91 sqns with 153 artillery pieces for a total of approx. 85,000 men and 8,700 light troops

Main Army in Hesse

Right Wing Corps under Lieutenant-General the Hereditary Prince of Brunswick

Summary: 17 bns and 18 sqns, 2.835 light troops

Infantry under Lieutenant-General von Zastrow assisted by major-generals Scheiter, Griffin, Schlüter, colonesl Faust, Rothenburg and lieutenant-colonel Beckwith

Cavalry under major-generals Breidenbach and Bock

Light Troops

Main Body under Field Marshal Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick

Summary: 46 bns amd 42 sqns (including the Reserve)

First Line under General of Infantry August Friedrich von Spörcken assisted by lieutenant-generals Wutginau, Hardenberg, Waldegrave; and major-generals Howard, Post, Scheele and Wissenbach

Second Line under Lieutenant-General von Bose assisted by major-generals Brudenell, Halberstadt and Malsburg

Third Line under Lieutenant-General von Oheimb assisted by major-generals Reden, Hodenberg, Grotthaus, Pembroke, Eliott

Artillery under FZM Count zu Schaumburg-Lippe

Reserve under Lieutenant-General Lord Granby

Infantry under major-generals Dreves, Harling and Julius Caesar

Cavalry under Lieutenant-General Mostyn assisted by major-generals Webb and Honeywood

Left Wing Corps under Lieutenant-General von Wangenheim

Summary: 11 bns and 10 sqns, 1,933 light troops

Infantry under major-generals Zastrow and Bock

Cavalry

Light Troops

Division detached at Übelngönne under Lieutenant-General von Kielmansegg

Summary: 8 bns and 8 sqns, 328 light troops

Infantry under Major-General behr and Colonel Barfeld

Cavalry under Major-General von Ditfurth

Light Troops

  • Hanoverian Schützen (328 men)

Division detached at Trendelburg under Lieutenant-General von Gilsa

Summary: 10 bns and 7 sqns, 330 light troops

Infantry under Major-General Mansberg

Cavalry under Major-General Hanstein

Light Troops

Detachment at Haaren under Colonel von Fersen

Summary: 3 bns and 3 sqns, 150 light troops

Infantry

Cavalry

Detachment at Liebenau under Lieutenant-General Prince of Anhalt

Summary: 5 bns and 65 light troops

Infantry

Light Troops

  • Hessian Jägers (a detachment) under Major von Massenbach

Garrisons

Summary: 1 bn and 1,782 light troops

Infantry

Light Troops

In Harz under Lieutenant-General von Diepenbroick

Summary: 2 bns, 10 artillery pieces, 80 light troops

Infantry

  • Göttingen Land-Bataillon Storren (1 bn)
  • Brunswicker Land-Bataillon Zweydorff (1 bn)

Artillery (10 pieces)

Light Troops Brunswicker Light Troops (80 men)

Garrisons in Westphalia

Summary: 7 bns, 3 sqns, 1,188 light troops

In Münster

In Lippstadt

  • Hanoverian Converged Battalion Schalk (1 bn)
  • Hanoverian Garrison Battalion Waldhausen (1 bn)
  • Hanoverian Garrison Battalion Schulenburg (1 bn)
  • Hessian Selected Horse (144 men)

References

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