1702 – Campaign in Northern Italy – Imperialist OOB End May

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Description

Order of battle of the Imperial army around 20 May 1702

Commander-in-Chief: Prince Eugène de Savoie

Summary: 28,000 foot and 13,000 horse

Main body under Prince Eugène de Savoie encamped between Boccadiganda and San Nicolo

  • Infantry
    • Nigrelli (3 bns and 1 grenadier coy)
    • Gschwind (3 bns and 1 grenadier coy)
    • Bagni (4 bns and 1 grenadier coy)
    • Guttenstein (3 bns and 1 grenadier coy)
    • Jung-Daun (3 bns and 1 grenadier coy)
    • Lothringen (4 bns and 1 grenadier coy)
    • Longueval-Buquoy (2 bns and 1 grenadier coy)
    • Gehlen (2 bns and 1 grenadier coy)
    • Guethem Free Company (1 coy)
    • Danish Dronningen's Livregiment (7 coys including a grenadier coy)
    • Danish Prins Christian (7 coys including a grenadier coy)
    • Danish Prins Carl (6 coys)
    • Danish Prins Georg (6 coys)
    • Danish Sjællandske (6 coys)
    • Danish Jyske (1 bn) (7 coys including a grenadier coy)
  • Cavalry
    • Taaffe Cuirassiers (6 sqns)
    • Pfalz-Neuburg Cuirassiers (6 sqns)
    • Commercy Cuirassiers (6 sqns)
    • Vaudémont Cuirassiers (6 sqns)
    • Lothringen Cuirassiers (6 sqns)
    • Serény Dragoons (6 sqns)
    • Deak Hussars (800 men)
    • Ebergenyi Hussars (800 men)
    • Danish Rodstens Dragoons (6 coys in 2 sqns)

Near Montanara

  • Infantry
    • Guido Starhemberg (3 bns and 1 grenadier coy)
    • Herberstein (4 bns and 1 grenadier coy)
    • Rheingraf (12 coys)
  • Cavalry
    • Dietrichstein Dragoons (6 sqns)
    • Herbeville Dragoons (6 sqns)

In Borgogorte

  • Kriechbaum Infantry (2 bns and 1 grenadier coy)

Near Virgiliana in the vicinity of Mantua

  • Pálffy Cuirassiers (6 sqns)

Commercy's Corps near Goito

  • Infantry
    • Liechtenstein (3 bns and 1 grenadier coy)
    • Reventlau (4 bns without grenadier coy)
    • Kriechbaum (2 bns)
    • Danish Marine (5 coys)
  • Cavalry
    • Visconti Cuirassiers (6 sqns)
    • Corbelli Cuirassiers (6 sqns)
    • Savoyen Dragoons (6 sqns)
    • Vaubonne Dragoons (6 sqns)
    • Danish Juels Dragoons (6 coys in 2 sqns)
    • unidentified hussar detachments (?? men)

Commercy's detachment in Marmirolo

  • Gehlen Infantry (1 bn)
  • Alt-Hessen-Darmstadt Cuirassiers (6 sqns)

In Garolda, Spinosa, Revere and Garzedole

  • unidentified detachments

Garrisons

  • in Castiglione delle Stiviere under Lieutenant-Colonel Salzer
    • Longueval Infantry (2 bns)
    • unidentified dragoon detachment (33 men)
    • unidentified hussar detachment (25 men)
  • in Cavriana under Caldonazzi
    • Italian Free Company Farabutti
  • in Canneto
    • Gschwind Infantry (350 men) under Lieutenant-Colonel Baron Scherzer
    • Longueval-Buquoy Infantry (100 men) under Captain Schulz
    • unidentified dragoon detachment (?? men)
    • unidentified hussar detachment (?? men)
  • in Brescello under Lieutenant-Colonel Baron Wetzel (ad Interim)
    • Gehlen Infantry (1 bn)
    • Alt-Daun Infantry (1 bn)
    • Nigrelli Infantry (1 bn)
    • Guido Starhemberg Infantry (1 bn)
    • Guttenstein Infantry (1 bn)
    • Jung-Daun Infantry (1 bn)

Artillery

  • 12 x 24-pdr Carthaunen
  • 4 mortars
  • 6 Geschwindgeschütze
  • 58 regimental guns

There were also small detachments and garrisons in Viadana, Guastalla and Montecchio.

References

Abtheilung für Kriegsgeschichte des k. k. Kriegs-Archives: Feldzüge des Prinzen Eugen von Savoyen, Series 1, Vol. 4, Vienna 1877, pp. 181-184

Pelet and François Eugène de Vault: Mémoires militaires relatifs à la Succession d'Espagne sous Louis XIV, Vol. 2 p. 722

Rockstroh, K.C.: Et Dansk Korps' Historie 1701-1709 i Italien 1701-3, i Ungarn 1704-9, Kjøbenhavn 1895

Acknowledgement

Dan Schorr for additional information concerning the Danish Contingent