1702 – Campaign on the Rhine – Imperialist OOB March

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Description

Order of battle of the Imperial Army of the Rhine in March 1702.

Troops on the Rhine

Austrian units

  • Lothringen Infantry (1,326 men including more than 600 recruits) formerly belonging to the Bishop of Osnabrück and incorporated in the Austrian Army in 1701
  • Brandenburg-Bayreuth Infantry (1,970 men)
  • Fürstenberg Infantry
  • Thüngen Infantry (1,725 men)
  • Baden Infantry
  • Reventlau Infantry (2,141 men) redirected to Italy in April
  • Gaetano d'Arragona Infantry (about 200 men) aka Cajetan returned from Catalonia the previous year
  • Kratz Infantry (about 200 men) aka Cajetan returned from Catalonia the previous year
  • Alt-Hannover Cuirassiers
  • Cusani Cuirassiers
  • Styrum Dragoons
  • Train
    • 100 wagons
    • 200 men
    • 600 oxen

Bishopric of Würzburg units

  • Schad Dragoons (8 coys for a total of 800 men)
  • Bibra Infantry (2,000 men)
  • Fuchs Infantry (2,000 men)

Palatine units

  • Grenadiers (12 coys for a total of 1,440 men)
  • Anspach Infantry (10 coys for a total of 1,200 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)
  • Carabiniers (9 coys for a total of 450 men) aka Pfenningen 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)
  • Leiningen (9 coys for a total of 450 men) probably Linange Cavalry
  • Wittgenstein Dragoons (9 coys for a total of 450 men)

Circle of Franconia units

  • Erff Infantry (12 coys for a total of 2,220 men)
  • Schnebelin Infantry (12 coys for a total of 2,220 men)
  • Anspach Infantry (12 coys for a total of 2,220 men) aka Schönbeck
  • Brandenburg-Bayreuth Cavalry (10 coys for a total of 640 men)
  • Auffsatz Dragoons (10 coys for a total of 640 men)

Circle of Swabia units

  • Fürstenberg Möskirch Infantry (10 coys for a total of 1,500 men)
  • Prosper Furstenberg Infantry (10 coys for a total of 1,500 men)
  • Baden Baden Infantry (10 coys for a total of 1,500 men)
  • Baden Durlach Infantry (10 coys for a total of 1,500 men)
  • Reischach Infantry (10 coys for a total of 1,500 men)
  • Württemberg Cavalry (8 coys for a total of 480 men)
  • Stauffenberg Cavalry (8 coys for a total of 480 men)
  • Hohenzollern Dragoons (8 coys for a total of 480 men)

Circle of Upper-Rhine units

  • Nassau-Weilburg Infantry (1,000 men)
  • Buttlar Infantry (1,000 men)
  • Darmstadt Dragoons (3 sqns for a total of 400 men)

Circle of Electoral Rhine units

  • Churmainz Infantry (2 bns)
  • Schrattenbach Infantry (2 bns)
  • Bibra Dragoons (3 sqns for a total of 400 men)

Hessen-Darmstadt units

  • unidenfied infantry regiment not involved in the campaign
  • unidenfied infantry regiment not involved in the campaign

Hildesheim and Mecklenburg units

  • these principalities contributed 1,000 men who arrived on the Rhine in October

Various other units

  • Württemberger Leibgarde (1 sqn of 120 horse)
  • Württemberger Garde zu Fuss
  • Anspacher Garde zu Fuss
  • Oettinger Gardereiter (1 sqn of 120 horse)

References

Abtheilung für Kriegsgeschichte des k. k. Kriegs-Archives: Feldzüge des Prinzen Eugen von Savoyen, Series 1, Vol. 4, Vienna 1877, pp. 42-43, 53-55