1702 – Campaign on the Rhine – Imperialist OOB April

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Description

At the end of April, Margrave Ludwig of Baden was at the head of an army of 15,000 foot and 6,500 horse.

Order of battle of the Imperial Army of the Rhine at the end of April 1702.

Troops posted beyond the Lauter

Austrian units

  • Lothringen Infantry (7 coys for a total of 1,050 men) formerly belonging to the Bishop of Osnabrück and incorporated in the Austrian Army in 1701
  • Brandenburg-Bayreuth Infantry (7 coys for a total of 1,050 men)
  • Fürstenberg Infantry (12 coys for a total of 1,800 men)
  • Thüngen Infantry (16 coys for a total of 2,400 men)
  • Baden Infantry (7 coys for a total of 1,050 men)
  • Alt-Hannover Cuirassiers (12 coys for a total of 1,000 men)
  • Styrum Dragoons (12 coys for a total of 1,000 men)
  • Cusani Cuirassiers (12 coys for a total of 1,000 men)

Bishopric of Würzburg unit

  • Schad Dragoons (8 coys for a total of 800 men)

Palatine units

  • Converged Grenadiers (12 coys for a total of 1,440 men)
  • Lübeck Infantry (10 coys for a total of 1,200 men)
  • Bourcheit Infantry (10 coys for a total of 1,200 men)
  • Sachsen-Meiningen Infantry (10 coys for a total of 1,200 men)
  • Iselbach Infantry (10 coys for a total of 1,200 men) unknown unit
  • Obach Infantry (10 coys for a total of 1,200 men) unknown unit
  • Carabiniers (9 coys for a total of 450 men) aka Pfeningen Cavalry
  • Gardes Cavalry (9 coys for a total of 450 men)
  • Hochkirchen Cavalry (9 coys for a total of 450 men)
  • Vehlen Dragoons (9 coys for a total of 450 men)
  • Linanges Dragoons (9 coys for a total of 450 men) probably Linange Cavalry
  • Wittgenstein Dragoons (9 coys for a total of 450 men)

Troops posted in Breisgau

In Upper Breisgau and in the so-called Margraviate, there were 9¼ bns, 10 sqns, 1 artillery coy and 14 cannon deployed from Säckingen (present-day Bad Säckingen) and Rheinfelden down to Alt-Breisach, the Kaiserstuhl Hills, the Castle of Sponeck and Limburg; and in Freiburg. This corps was under the command of FML Count Arco and consisted of:

Austrian units

Swabian units

  • Hohenzollern Dragoons (5 sqns)
  • Stauffenberg Cavalry (1 sqn)
  • Friedenberg Cavalry (1 sqn) belonging to the Duke of Württemberg

Baden-Durlacher units

  • Landfahne (1 bn)
  • Jäger (1 coy)

Artillery (1 coy with 14 cannon)

Troops on their way to the Rhine

Austrian units

  • Salm Infantry
  • Marsigli Infantry
  • Gronsfeld Cuirassiers
  • Zante Cuirassiers ( 6 sqns)
  • Alt-Darmstadt Cuirassiers
  • Castell Dragoons
  • Anspach Dragoons unidentified unit, probably the Anspacher Gardereiter
  • Kolonits Hussars
  • Forgács Hussars
  • Gansboch Hussars unidentified unit, probably Gombos Hussars
  • Lovs Hussars unidentified unit
  • Esterházy Hussars
  • Csonkabeg Hussars

References

Pelet and François Eugène de Vault: Mémoires militaires relatifs à la Succession d'Espagne sous Louis XIV, Vol. 2 pp. 779-780

Abtheilung für Kriegsgeschichte des k. k. Kriegs-Archives: Feldzüge des Prinzen Eugen von Savoyen, Series 1, Vol. 4, Vienna 1877, pp. 54, 431