1760 - Russian campaign in Brandenburg – Russian OOB May

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Order of battle of the Russian army gathering in Poland, May 24 1760

Commander-in-chief: Field-Marshal Count Piotr Semionovitch Saltykov

Advanced corps sent to Poznan

Commander: Lieutenant-General Cavalier Count Chernichev assisted by Lieutenant-General Leontiev; Majors-Generals Numers, Prince Dolgoruki; and Brigadiers Benkendorf, Melgunov and Beketov


Infantry under Brigadier Briul

Light cavalry

First Division

Commander General Count Villim Vilimovich Fermor assisted by Lieutenants-Generals Dolgoruki and Jazykov; Majors-Generals Treiden, Fulerton and Sivers; and Brigadiers Eltchaninov, Tcherepov and Brile


Second Division

Commander: General Braun (or Brown) assisted by Lieutenant-General Fast; Majors-Generals Rosen and Berg; and Brigadiers Brant and von Derfelden


Third Division

Commander: Lieutenant-General Count Rumyantsev assisted by Lieutenants-Generals Prince Lubomirski and Panin; Majors-Generals Plemiannikov, Prince Sulkovski and Prince Hovanski; and Brigadiers Bahman, Count Brus and Geiser (or Hanzer)


Cuirassiers Division

Commander: Lieutenant-General Prince Volkonski

Cuirassiers (23 sqns)

Cavalry Division

Commander: Major-General Eropkin (till the arrival of Lieutenant-General Oliz)

Cavalry (18 sqns and 12 horse guns)

Field Artillery

Commander: Lieutenant-General Glebov assisted by General-Quartermaster von Stofel

N.B.: it is difficult to ascertain rhe exact number of artillery pieces accompanying the army because a large number of them had been discarded at the end of the previous campaign. The Grosser Generalstab mentions:

  • 108 field artillery pieces
  • 46 howitzers
  • 148 regimental pieces with the infantry
  • 24 regimental pieces with the cavalrymen
  • 28 regimental pieces with the hussars
  • 18 regimental pieces with the cossacks

Engineer Major-General Muraviev and engineer officers

  • Engineer Regiment (1,200 men)

Other Units

The work of the Grosser Generalstab also lists the following light cavalry units without associating them with any specific corps:

Finally, the 2nd Regimental Artillery Regiment provided the artillerymen serving the regimental pieces.



Grosser Generalstab Kriegsgeschichtliche Abteilung II: Die Kriege Friedrichs des Grossen, Part 3 Der siebenjährige Krieg 1756-1763, Vol. 12 Landeshut und Liegnitz, Berlin, 1913, Anlage 7

Maslowskiy, D: Der Siebenjährige Krieg nach Russischer Darstellung, translated by A. Drygalski, vol. 3, Berlin 1893

Semiletnaya voyna, Moscow, 1948