1703 – Campaign in Northern Italy – Imperialist OOB Lombardy January 1704

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Description

Order of battle of the Imperial army of General of Cavalry Count Trautmansdorf on the Secchia River in Lombardy in December.

Commander-in-Chief: Lieutenant-General Trautmansdorf assisted by FML Count Herberstein

Summary: 13,858 foot (only 6,213 fit for duty), 960 horse

Infantry

  • Königsegg (850 men but only 944 fit for duty) in Mirandola
  • Holstein Plön (600 men but only 472 fit for duty) in Mirandola
  • Free Irish Companies (4 coys for a total of 100 men but only 70 fit for duty) in Mirandola
  • Herberstein (1,600 men but only 966 fit for duty) 1,000 men in Revere and 600 men in Ostiglia
  • Reventlau (600 men but only 414 fit for duty) in Revere
  • Guttenstein (900 men but only 641 fit for duty) in Ostiglia
  • Bagni (1,000 men but only 839 fit for duty) in Ostiglia
  • Andrássy Hayducks (887 men fit for duty)
  • Batthyányi Hayducks (735 men fit for duty)

N.B.: some 4,000 infantrymen were sick.

Artillery

  • Artillery Corps (2 coys for a total of 161 men) in Ostiglia
  • 24 regimental guns left in Ostiglia by the regiments who had been sent to Piedmont
  • 23 regimental guns and 4 heavy guns left in Revere by the regiments who had been sent to Piedmont
  • 25 regimental guns and 5 heavy guns left in Mirandola by the regiments who had been sent to Piedmont
  • Train (70 servants and 50 horses)
  • Miners (13 men)
  • Engineer (1)

Cavalry

N.B.: some 3,000 cavalrymen (including men from the regiments sent to Piedmont at the end of 1703) had no horse or were sick.

Hussars (300 men detached from the regiments who had been sent to Piedmont)

Other detachments

  • 500 foot were posted at the Towers of Serravalle and Ponte-Molino
  • Nigrelli Infantry was posted in Trento, Rovereto and Bolzano

N.B.: the Danish contingent had been transferred to the Danube

References

Pelet and François Eugène de Vault: Mémoires militaires relatifs à la Succession d'Espagne sous Louis XIV, Vol. 3 pp. 865-866

Abtheilung für Kriegsgeschichte des k. k. Kriegs-Archives: Feldzüge des Prinzen Eugen von Savoyen, Series 1, Vol. 6, Vienna 1879, pp. 270-271