1702 – Campaign on the Rhine – Imperialist OOB October

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Description

Order of battle of the Imperialist Army of the Rhine at the beginning of October 1702.

Detailed order of battle

The troops of the Margrave of Baden-Durlach had been sent from Offenburg to the Upper Rhine and an Imperialist army was now ready upstream of Freiburg.

Commander-in-chief: Ludwig Wilhelm Margrave of Baden-Baden

FML Count Fürstenberg's Corps

As garrison in Alt-Breisach, Freiburg and the forest towns (13 bns):

Operational troops (21 bns, the grenadiers, 54 sqns, 23 pieces)

  • Austrian Fürstenberg Infantry (1 bn)
  • Austrian Baden Infantry (2 bns)
  • Durlacher Landausschuss (1 bn)
  • Franconian Erff Infantry (2 bns)
  • Franconian Schnebelin Infantry (2 bns)
  • Franconian Anspach Infantry (1 bn)
  • Swabian Baden Baden Infantry (2 bns)
  • Swabian Baden Durlach Infantry (2 bns)
  • Swabian Fürstenberg Möskirch Infantry (2 bns)
  • Swabian Fürstenberg Stühling Infantry (2 bns)
  • Swabian Reischach Infantry (1 bn)
  • Württemberger Garde zu Fuss (1 bn)
  • Commandeered troops (2 bns) in the fortresses
  • Franconian Converged Grenadiers (1 detachment)
  • Swabian Converged Grenadiers (1 detachment)
  • Austrian Bayreuth Dragoons (6 sqns)
  • Swabian Stauffenberg Cuirassiers (4 sqns)
  • Franconian Bayreuth Cavalry (5 sqns)
  • Swabian Hohenzollern Dragoons (4 sqns)
  • Austrian Hohenzollern Cuirassiers (6 sqns)
  • Swabian Erbprinz Württemberg Cavalry (3 sqns)
  • Austrian Castell Dragoons (6 sqns)
  • Würzburger Schad Dragoons (5 sqns)
  • Franconian Auffsatz Dragoons (5 sqns)
  • Austrian Gombos Hussars (6 sqns)
  • Austrian Mercy Cuirassiers (4 sqns) unidentified unit still on the march

Other detachments

Furthermore:

  • Observation Corps sent towards Bavaria (18 sqns)
  • in the Black Forest (6 sqns)
  • in Landau (6 bns)
  • in Freiburg
  • Landsturm (2,000 men)
  • in Rheinfelden
    • Austrian Pfalz-Zweibrücken Infantry (? bns)
  • in Neuenburg am Rhein
    • unidentified Swiss regiment (1 bn)

Main Army

Finally, the main Imperialist army consisted of 41 bns and 51 sqns.


Commanding the first line: Field Marshal Johann Karl von Thüngen, Field Marshal Count Limburg-Styrum, Field Marshal Margrave of Bayreuth, FZM Count Fürstenberg, FZM Prince de Soissons, G.d.C. Count Gronsfeld, G.d.C. Count Castell, FML Baron Zante, FML Count Herberstein, FML Baron Bibra, FML Count Leiningen, FML Markgrave von Anspach, FML Prince Max von Hannover, GWM Count Friesen, GWM Prince Anspach, GWM Prince Christian von Hannover, GWM von Jungheim, GWM von Marsigli, GWM Hereditary Prince of Baden-Durlach, GWM Hereditary Prince of Bayreuth, GWM Prince Oettingen.

Commanding the second line: Field Marshal Prince Philipp von Darmstadt, G.d.C. Count Nassau-Weilburg, FML Prince Sachsen-Meiningen, FM. Prince Württemberg, FML Count Vehlen, GWM Count Ranzau, GWM Prince Alexander von Württemberg, GWM Baron Fuchs, GWM Baron Venningen, GWM von Schrattenbach, GWM Count Cusani, GWM Count Daun.

First Line Second Line
  • Austrian Limburg-Styrum Dragoons (6 sqns)
  • Austrian Alt-Hannover Cuirassiers (6 sqns)
  • Churpfalz Leib-Regiment (3 sqns) aka Gardes Bleues
  • Churmainz Infantry (2 bns)
  • Palatine Anspach Infantry (1 bn)
  • Palatine Lübeck Infantry (2 bns)
  • Franconian Erff Infantry (1 bn)
  • Franconian Schnebelin Infantry (1 bn)
  • Palatine Sachsen-Meiningen Infantry (2 bns)
  • Palatine Leibregiment zu Fuss (1 bn) aka Effert
  • Austrian Marsigli Infantry (4 bns)
  • Austrian Salm Infantry (4 bns)
  • Palatine Hochkirchen Cavalry (3 sqns)
  • Austrian Zanthe Cuirassiers ( 6 sqns) on its way, arrived at Phillipsburg on 27 August?
  • Austrian Gronsfeld Cuirassiers (6 sqns) on its way, arrived at Phillipsburg on 27 August?
  • Austrian Cusani Cuirassiers (6 sqns)
  • Churmainz Schrattenbach Infantry (2 bns)
  • Palatine Iselbach Infantry (2 bns)
  • Upper-Rhine Nassau-Weilburg Infantry (2 bns)
  • Würburger Fuchs Infantry (2 bns)
  • Würburger Bibra Infantry (2 bns)
  • Austrian Carl Joseph Lothringen Infantry (1 bn) formerly belonging to the Bishop of Osnabrück and incorporated in the Austrian Army in 1701
  • Upper-Rhine Buttlar Infantry (2 bns)
  • Upper-Rhine Darmstadt Dragoons (2 sqns)
  • Austrian Alt-Darmstadt Cuirassiers (6 sqns) on its way from Italy (maybe Jung-Darmstadt)
  • Palatine Vehlen Dragoons (3 sqns)
  • Churmainz Bibra Dragoons (3 sqns)

Reserve

Commanding the Reserve: FML Count Aufsess, FML Count Friesen, GWM Baron Rehbinder, GWM Count Hörn.

  • Austrian Limburg-Styrum Dragoons (1 combined sqn)
  • Würzburger Schad Dragoons (1 combined sqn)
  • Austrian Alt-Hannover Cuirassiers (1 combined sqn)
  • Austrian Hohenzollern Cuirassiers (1 combined sqn)
  • Austrian Cusani Cuirassiers (1 combined sqn)
  • Churpfalz Leib-Regiment (1 combined sqn)
  • Württemberger Leibgarde (1 sqn of 120 horse)
  • Oettinger Gardereiter (1 sqn of 120 horse)
  • Swabian Erbprinz Württemberg Dragoons Cavalry (1 combined sqn)
  • Austrian Baden Infantry (grenadiers)
  • Austrian Brandenburg-Bayreuth Infantry (grenadiers)
  • Austrian Thüngen Infantry (grenadiers)
  • Austrian Salm Infantry (grenadiers)
  • Austrian Fürstenberg Infantry (grenadiers)
  • Austrian Marsigli Infantry (grenadiers)
  • Austrian Carl Joseph Lothringen Infantry (grenadiers)
  • Würburger Bibra Infantry (grenadiers)
  • Würburger Fuchs Infantry (grenadiers)
  • Würburger Bibra Infantry (1 bn)
  • Churrhein (1 grenadier bn)
  • Würburger Fuchs Infantry (1 bn)
  • Oberrhein Converged Grenadiers (1 detachment)
  • Palatine Converged Grenadiers (1 detachment)
  • Anspacher Gardereiter (1 sqn of 120 horse)
  • Upper-Rhine III./Darmstadt Dragoons (1 sqn)
  • Palatine Hochkirchen Cavalry (1 combined sqn)
  • Austrian Alt-Darmstadt Cuirassiers (1 combined sqn)
  • Austrian Zanthe Cuirassiers (1 combined sqn)
  • Austrian Gronsfeld Cuirassiers (1 combined sqn)
  • Palatine Vehlen Dragoons (1 combined sqn)
  • Churmainz Bibra Dragoons (1 combined sqn)
  • Austrian Castell Dragoons (1 combined sqn)

On the Lauter between Lauterbourg and Wissembourg under FML Fürst Hohenzollern

  • Palatine Converged Grenadiers (2 bns)
  • Palatine Bourcheit Infantry (10 coys in 2 bns for a total of 1,200 men)
  • Palatine Carabiniers (9 coys in 3 sqns for a total of 450 men) aka Venningen
  • Palatine Wittgenstein Dragoons (9 coys in 3 sqns for a total of 450 men)
  • Palatine Linange Cavalry (9 coys in 3 sqns for a total of 450 men) aka Leiningen
  • Austrian Kollonits Hussars (6 sqns)
  • Field artillery (6 guns)

Around Rastatt and Offenburg under Margrave Baden-Durlach

  • Franconian Anspach Infantry (3 bns)

On the Upper Rhine under FML Cout Arco

Other troops still on the march

References

Abtheilung für Kriegsgeschichte des k. k. Kriegs-Archives: Feldzüge des Prinzen Eugen von Savoyen, Series 1, Vol. 4, Vienna 1877, pp. 494-496