1760 - French campaign in West Germany – French Castries OOB October

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Hierarchical Path: Seven Years War (Main Page) >> Campaigns >> 1760 - French campaign in West Germany >> Detailed list of all French corps sent to the relief of Wesel from October 1 to October 13, 1760

Order of battle of the various French corps sent to the relief of Wesel in October 1760

From October 1 to October 13, 1760 several French corps converged on Wesel.

Commander-in-chief: Lieutenant-General Marquis de Castries

Summary: 60 bns and 38 sqns with 16 artillery pieces and light troops

Corps sent from the main army in Hesse

D’Auvet’s Corps

Commander: Lieutenant-General Marquis d’Auvet

Infantry (6 bns)

Cavalry 14 sqns)

Artillery (8 pieces)

Light Troops (300 men)

D’Aubigny’s Corps

Commander: Lieutenant-General Comte d’Aubigny, seconded by major-generals Comte Chabot, Duc de Fronsac and Roquepine

Infantry (12 bns)

Cavalry (12 sqns)

Ségur’s Corps

Commander: Lieutenant-General Marquis de Ségur, seconded by major-generals Wurmser and Beusenval

Infantry (12 bns)

Maupéou’s Corps

Commander: Lieutenant-General Marquis de Maupéou, seconded by major-generals Comte de Thiard and Marquis de Bissy

Infantry (12 bns)

Cavalry (4 sqns)

Artillery (8 pieces)

Light Troops

Corps sent from the Austrian Netherlands and France

Summary: 18 bns and 8 sqns

References

Grosser Generalstab Kriegsgeschichtliche Abteilung II: Die Kriege Friedrichs des Grossen, Part 3 Der siebenjährige Krieg 1756-1763, Vol. 13 Torgau, Berlin, 1914, Anlage 16