1702 – Allied offensive in the Low Countries – Allied OOB December

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Description

State of Dutch, British and Allied troops (as of 21 December 1702) in garrison in places of the Low Countries.

Commander-in-Chief: Earl of Marlborough

Summary: 178 bns, 222 sqns

The reconciliation of all units with the proper regiments of each nation is not yet completed.
The nationality of regiments not yet identified is indicated as “???”
  • in Liège (12 bns, 12 sqns)
  • in Maastricht (11 bns, 14 sqns)
    • Danish Livgarden til Fods (1 bn)
    • Dutch Holstein-Ploen (1 bn)
    • Mecklenburg Schwerin Prinz von Mecklenburg Schwerin (1 bn)
    • Dutch Prince A. F. von Brandenburg (1 bn)
    • Dutch Holstein-Beck (1 bn)
    • Dutch van Amelisweerd (1 bn)
    • Dutch Gardes de Frise (2 bns)
    • Palatine Pfenningen (1 bn)
    • Münsterer Landsbergen (1 bn)
    • Münsterer Nagel (1 bn)
    • Dutch de Dopf Dragoons (4 sqns)
    • Dutch Karabinier (4 sqns) aka Albermarle
    • Palatine Schellart Cavalry (2 sqns)
    • Danish Livgarden til Hest (2 sqns)
    • Danish 3rd Jyske Cuirassiers (2 sqns) aka Brockdorff
  • in Maaseick (1 bn)
  • in Viset (1 bn)
  • in Stevensweert (1 bn)
  • in Roermond (4 bns, 8 sqns)
    • Dutch Fagel (1 bn)
    • ??? Gardes rouges (2 bns)
    • Anspach-Bayreuth Seckendorff (1 bn)
    • Dutch Wurttemberg Cavalry (2 sqns)
    • Dutch Tilly Cavalry (2 sqns)
    • Dutch Obdam Cavalry (2 sqns)
    • Dutch Rochford Cavalry (2 sqns)
  • in Velo (4 bns, 4 sqns)
    • Danish Fynske (1 bn)
    • Dutch van der Beke (1 bn)
    • Dutch Reynhard (1 bn)
    • Dutch Chambrier (1 bn) Swiss
    • Dutch Rhoo Cavalry (2 sqns)
    • Dutch Cralingen Cavalry (1 sqn)
    • Dutch Tengnagel Cavalry (1 sqn)
  • in Grave (2 bns, 2 sqns)
    • Dutch van Dedem (1 bn)
    • British William Stewart (1 bn)
    • Dutch Dompré Cavalry (2 sqns)
  • in Nijmegen (2 bns, 8 sqns)
    • Dutch Heukelom (1 bn)
    • British Barrymore (1 bn)
    • Dutch Eminga Cavalry (2 sqns)
    • ??? Grotstein Cavalry (2 sqns)
    • Danish Dewitz Cavalry (2 sqns)
    • Danish 5th Jyske Cuirassiers (2 sqns) aka Schmettau
  • in Bois-le-Duc (6 bns, 7 sqns)
    • Dutch Nassau-Saarbrücken (Usingen) (1 bn) Walloon
    • Dutch Portmore (1 bn) Scot
    • British Royal Scots (2 bns)
    • ??? Rott (1 bn) maybe British Archibald Row or Dutch Prott
    • British James Ferguson (1 bn)
    • Dutch Athlone Cavalry (2 sqns)
    • Dutch Eck Cavalry (1 sqn)
    • British Schomberg's Horse (2 sqns)
    • British Carabineers (2 sqns) aka Wyndham's Horse
  • in Heusden (2 bns, 2 sqns)
  • in Worckhum (1 bn)
    • British Sir Matthew Bridges (1 bn)
  • in Gorcum (1 bn, 4 sqns)
  • in Gertruydenberg (2 bns, 1 sqn)
  • in Thiel (1 bn, 4 sqns)
    • British Hon. James Stanley (1 bn) aka Earl of Derby
    • British Charles Ross's Dragoons (2 sqns)
    • ??? Thinet Cavalry (2 sqns) probably Scots Dragoons aka Teviot's Dragoons
  • in Breda (7bns, 6 sqns)
  • in Ravenstein and Meggen (4 sqns)
    • Dutch de Schlippenbach Dragoons (4 sqns)
  • in Berg-op-Zoom (6 bns, 4 sqns)
    • Dutch Noyelles (1 bn)
    • Dutch Tschamer (2 bns) Swiss
    • Dutch Colyear (1 bn) Scot
    • Dutch Albemarle (1 bn) Swiss
    • ??? Lorran (1 bn)
    • Dutch Schack Cavalry (2 sqns)
    • Dutch Maduran Cavalry (2 sqns)
  • in Steenberghe (1 bn)
    • Dutch L'Isle-Marais (1 bn) Huguenot
  • in Willemstad and Klundert (1 bn)
    • Dutch van Soutelande (1 bn)
  • in Zeeland (2 bns)
    • Dutch van Sparre (1 bn) Marines
    • Dutch de Belcastel (1 bn) Huguenot
  • in Flander (20 bns, 2 sqns)
    • Dutch Menno van Coehoorn (1 bn)
    • Dutch Gideon van Coehoorn (1 bn) aka Coehoorn-le-Jeune
    • Dutch Schratenbach (1 bn)
    • Dutch Capol (2 bns) Swiss
    • Dutch Vegelin van Claerbergen (1 bn)
    • Dutch de Vassy (1 bn)
    • Dutch Lauder (1 bn) Scot
    • Dutch Lindeboom (1 bn)
    • Dutch Lochmann (1 bn) Swiss
    • ??? Buchwalt (1 bn)
    • Dutch Saksen-Eisenach (1 bn)
    • Dutch Plettenberg (1 bn)
    • Dutch George Hamilton (1 bn) Scot
    • Dutch van Amama (1 bn)
    • Dutch Heyden (1 bn)
    • Hessian Anhalt-Bernburg (1 bn)
    • ??? Rott (1 bn) maybe British Archibald Row or Dutch Prott
    • ??? Ferham (1 bn) maybe Dutch Ten Ham
    • Dutch Viçouse (1 bn) Huguenot
    • ??? Saint-Paul Cavalry (2 sqns)
  • in Arnheim (1 bn, 2 sqns)
  • in Zutphen (2 bns, 2 sqns)
  • in Deventer (1 bn, 2 sqns)
  • in Zwell (1 bn, 2 sqns)
  • in Campen (1 bn)
    • Palatine Barbau (1 bn)
  • in Utrecht (1 bn)
  • in The Hague (1 bn, 6 sqns)
    • Dutch Hollandsche Gardes (1 bn)
    • Dutch Gardes du Corps (4 sqns)
    • Dutch Garde te Paard (2 sqns) aka Blaue Garde
  • in Briel (1 bn)
    • Dutch van Swansbel (1 bn) Marines
  • in Hellovoetsluys (1 bn)
  • Dutch Lindtsau (1 bn)
  • in Leewarden (1 sqn)
    • Dutch Gardes te Paard van Zijne Hoogheid (1 sqn)
  • in Groningen (1 bn, 3 sqns)
    • Dutch Losecaat (1 bn)
    • Dutch Hesse-Homburg Cavalry (3 sqns)
  • in Tongres (2 bns, 2 sqns)
    • Dutch Els (1 bn)
    • Dutch Birkenfeld (1 bn)
    • Dutch Chanclos Cavalry (2 sqns)
  • in the Cologne country (9 bns, 20 sqns)
    • Brandenburg-Ansbach Janus von Eberstätt (1 bn)
    • Dutch Wilcke (1 bn)
    • Hanoverian Weyhe (1 bn)
    • Palatine Rehbinder (1 bn)
    • Palatine Nassau-Weilburg (1 bn)
    • Dutch Goor (1 bn)
    • Dutch Welderen (1 bn)
    • Dutch Slangenburg (1 bn)
    • Palatine Barbau (1 bn)
    • Dutch Nassau-Saarbrucken Cavalry (2 sqns)
    • Palatine Nassau-Weilburg Cavalry (2 sqns)
    • Palatine Leiningen-Westerburg Cavalry (2 sqns)
    • Dutch Sachsen-Heilburg Cavalry (2 sqns)
    • Palatine Wieser Cavalry (2 sqns)
    • Hanoverian Göden Cavalry (2 sqns)
    • Dutch Baldwin Cavalry (1 sqn)
    • Hanoverian Schulenburg Dragoons (3 sqns)
    • Dutch de Mattha Dragoons (4 sqns)
  • in Koblenz (3 bns)
  • in Naarden, Muyden and Weesp (2 bns)
    • Dutch Saint-Amant (1 bn)
    • Dutch Dohna-Ferrassieres (1 bn)
  • in Aachen (5 bns, 4 sqns)
    • Dutch van Friesheim (1 bn)
    • Dutch Holstein-Norburg (1 bn)
    • Dutch Albemarle (1 bn) Swiss
    • Dutch Lochmann (1 bn) Swiss
    • Dutch Nassau-Woudenberg (1 bn)
    • Dutch Erbach Cavalry (2 sqns)
    • ??? Hunderstein Cavalry (2 sqns)
  • in Susteren (2 sqns)
  • in Sittard (4 sqns)
    • Anspach-Bayreuth Schmettau Dragoons (4 sqns)

The above listing does not include most of the units of the Palatine, Prussian, Hanoverian, Zeller, Münsterer and Hessian (Hesse-Cassel) contingents.

  • Prussian units (24 bns, 24 sqns)
    • Leib-Regiment (4 bns for a total of 2,000 men)
    • Kronprinzen (2 bns for a total of 1,000 men)
    • Markgraf Christian Ludwig (2 bns)
    • Markgraf Philipp (1 bn)
    • Heyden (2 bns)
    • Anhalt-Zerbst (1 bn)
    • Anhalt (2 bns)
    • Lottum (2 bns)
    • Sydow (2 bns)
    • Horne (1 bn) unidentified unit
    • Alt-Döhnhof (2 bns)
    • Brandt (2 bns)
    • Halbardiers (2 coys for a total of 120 men) unidentified unit
    • Free Company La Cave (1 coy of 150 men)
    • Free Company Jung-Heyden (1 coy of 150 men)
    • Unidentified free company (1 coy of 150 men)
    • Gens d'Armes (1 sqn of 200 horse)
    • Grands Mousquetaires (1 sqn of 200 horse)
    • Heiden Horse (4 sqns for a total of 600 horse) aka Markgraf Philipp Horse
    • Du Hamel Horse (4 sqns for a total of 480 horse)
    • Berfus Horse (4 sqns for a total of 600 horse) unidentified unit
    • Ansbach Dragoons (4 sqns for a total of 400 horse)
    • Leib-Regiment Dragoner ( 4 sqns for a total of 480 men)
    • Sonsfeld Dragoons (2 sqns for a total of 300 men)
  • Palatine units (13 bns, 31 sqns)
    • Grenadiers (2 bns)
    • Anspach (2 bns for a total of 1,000 men)
    • Bourcheit (2 bns for a total of 1,000 men)
    • Sachsen-Meiningen (2 bns for a total of 1,200 men)
    • Lübeck (2 bns for a total of 1,200 men)
    • Sverby (2 bns for a total of 1,200 men)
    • Freikorps (3 coys, each of 200 men)
    • Gardes du Corps (1 sqn)
    • Gardes Cavalry (5 sqns for a total of 500 men)
    • Carabiniers (5 sqns for a total of 500 men)
    • Hochkirchen Cavalry (5 sqns for a total of 500 men)
    • Vehlen Dragoons (5 sqns for a total of 500 men)
    • Bentheim Dragoons (5 sqns for a total of 500 men)
    • Wittgenstein Dragoons (5 sqns for a total of 500 men)
  • Celler units (6 bns, 7 sqns)
  • Hanoverian units (6 bns, 16 sqns)
    • Gardes (2 bns for a total of 1,260 men)
    • d'Herleville (1 bn for a total of 630 men)
    • Gohr (1 bn for a total of 630 men)
    • Hülsen (1 bn for a total of 630 men)
    • Schlegel (1 bn for a total of 630 men)
    • Gardes du Corps (1 mounted coy of 180 men)
    • Régiment du Duc Cavalry (3 sqns for a total of 360 men) unidentified unit
    • Voigt Cavalry (3 sqns for a total of 360 men)
    • Bülow Dragoons (3 sqns for a total of 360 men)
    • Noyelle Cavalry (3 sqns for a total of 360 men)
    • De Linde Cavalry (3 sqns for a total of 360 men) unidentified unit
  • Hessian (Hesse-Cassel) units (9 bns, 12 sqns)
  • Münsterer units (unknown strength, not listed)

Three unlisted hussar rgts wintering in the Electorate of Trier:

Furthermore, new levies were planned in Great Britain and in the Dutch Republic.

References

Pelet and François Eugène de Vault: Mémoires militaires relatifs à la Succession d'Espagne sous Louis XIV, Vol. 2 pp. 642-652