1703 – Campaign on the Rhine – Imperialist Baden OOB Spring

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Description

Commander-in-Chief: [[General-Lieutenant Ludwig Wilhelm, Margrave of Baden assited by:

  • Field-Marshals: Baron Thüngen, Baron Limburg-Styrum, Prince Nassau-Weilburg, Baron Diesselbach
  • FZM Markgrave Christian Ernst zu Brandenburg-Bayreuth
  • Generals of Cavalry: Prince Maximilian von Hannover, Count Gronsfeld, Count Castell, von Vehlen
  • FML: Leopold Count Schlick, Count Arco (commanding in Breisach), Prince von Anhalt, Johann Count Pälffy, Baron Bibra, Ludwig Eberhard Duke of Württemberg, Count Thür, Count Erffa, Baron Zanth, Baron Friesen (commanding in Landau), Baron Leiningen, Hereditary Prince of Durlach, Baron Stauffenberg, Prosper Count Fürstenberg, Egon Count Fürstenberg, Count Latour, Fürst Oettingen, Prince Hohenlohe, Count Herbeville
  • GFWM: Count Reventlau, Count Mercy, Baron Neipperg, Count Marsigli, Marquis Cusani, Prince von Bevern, Baron Bibra, von Fuchs, Count Thürheim, von Horn, Baron Reischach, von Waldt, von Aufsass, von Winkelhoffen, von Kräz, Count von Nassau, Baron Hochkirch, von Venningen, von Snebelin (commanding in Philippsburg)
  • Connnandant of Artillery Colonel Franz von Köchly
  • General-Quartiermeister Colonel Baron Harsch
  • Quartiermeister-Lieutenant Christian de Pouchon (aka Chrétien de Bouchon)
  • General-Adjutants: von Sacken, Baron Moltenberg, Count Hanben, Count Betrupt, Baron Egkh
  • Pater Superior Leutschinger S.J., Jesuits
  • Ingenieur-Lieutenant-Colonels: Fontani, Bugnetti
  • Ingenieurs: Beaulaincourt, Sebastiani and Elster
  • General-Wagenmeister: Eisenmann, Lieutenant Burkher
  • Obrist-Kriegs-Commissär Count Schallenberg
  • Ober-Kriegs-Commissäre: Alberstorff, von Völkhern and von Pregsfeld
  • 17 Kriegs-Coramissäre
  • 1 Cominissariats-Secretär
  • 4 Feld-Kriegs-Secretäre
  • 2 Feld-Buchhalter
  • 1 Feld-Kriegs-Cassier
  • 1 Feld-Postmeister
  • 1 General-Gewaltiger
  • 3 Feld-Medici
  • 2 surgeons
  • Feld-Proviant-Director Wolfgang Bär Herr zu Greiffenberg
  • Artillery-Colonels: Burkhardt
  • Bridge-Captain Philipp Lorenz Mayer

Summary: 9 Imperial infantry rgts (14,000 men), 3 Prussian infantry rgts (3,600 men), 6 Saxon infantry bns (3,374 men), 2 Würzburger infantry rgts (1,714 men), 41 Reichsarmee bns (21,139 men), 16 Imperial cavalry rgts (25,219 men among which 14,370 had no horse), 2 Prussian cavalry rgts (1,920 men among which 50% had no horse), 4 Saxon cavalry rgts (1,870 men), 1 Danish cavalry rgt (960 men among which 50% had no horse), 1 Würzburger cavalry rgt (254 men among which 50% had no horse), 64 Reichsarmee cavalry sqns (13,872 men among which 50% had no horse)

Imperial (Austrian) Army

Circle of Swabia Contingent

  • Infantry (12 bns for a total of 6,723 men)
    • Reischach Infantry (13 coys in 2 bns for a total of 1,659 men)
    • Fürstenberg Infantry (11 coys in 2 bns for a total of 1,139 men) Fürstenberg Möskirch or Fürstenberg Stühling?
    • Horn Battalion (4 coys in 1 bn for a total of 349 men) unidentified unit, probably a converged grenadier bn
    • Waldt Infantry (7 coys in 2 bns for a total of 900 men) unidentified unit, probably one of the two rgts previously known as Fürstenberg
    • Baden Baden Infantry (12 coys in 2 bns for a total of 1,214 men)
    • Baden Durlach Infantry (12 coys in 2 bns for a total of 632 men)
    • Roth Battalion (4 coys in 1 bn for a total of 360 men) unidentified unit, probably a converged grenadier bn
    • Sternenfels Battalion (5 coys in 1 bn for a total of 470 men) unidentified unit, probably a converged grenadier bn
  • Cavalry (30 sqns for a total of 2,816 men)
    • Churmainz Bibra Dragoons (4 sqns for a total of 480 men)
    • Erbprinz Württemberg Cavalry (5 sqns for a total of 362 men)
    • Fechenbach Dragoons (5 sqns for a total of 348 men) unidentified unit
    • Oettingen Dragoons (4 sqns for a total of 446 men) unidentified unit
    • Stauffenberg Cuirassiers (4 sqns for a total of 506 men)
    • Merheim Dragoons (2 sqns for a total of 184 men) unidentified unit
    • Völkerlin Dragoons (2 sqns for a total of 162 men) unidentified unit
    • Stetten Dragoons (4 sqns for a total of 328 men) unidentified unit

Circle of Franconia Contingent

  • Infantry (6 bns for a total of 2,540 men)
    • Erffa Infantry (8 coys in 2 bns for a total of 900 men)
    • Schnebelin Infantry (6 coys in 2 bns for a total of 910 men)
    • Schwarzenberg Battalion (4 coys in 1 bn for a total of 320 men) unidentified unit, probably a converged grenadier bn
    • Sachsen-Weimar Battalion (5 coys in 1 bn for a total of 420 men) unidentified unit, probably a converged grenadier bn
  • Cavalry (8 sqns for a total of 1,088 men)
    • Eichstädt Dragoons (4 sqns for a total of 492 men) unidentified unit
    • Sachsen-Gotha Dragoons (2 sqns for a total of 278 men) unidentified unit
    • Ostein Dragoons (2 sqns for a total of 318 men) unidentified unit

Circle of Lower Saxony Contingent

  • Infantry (1 bn for a total of 1,084 men)
    • Bernstorf Infantry (11 coys in 1 bn for a total of 1,084 men)
  • Cavalry (3 sqns for a total of 750 men)
    • Bothmer Dragoons (3 sqns for a total of 750 men) unidentified unit

Circle of the Upper-Rhine Contingent

  • Infantry (10 bns for a total of 4,832 men)
    • Grenadier Battalion (6 coys in 1 bn for a total of 580 men)
    • Oberrheinisches Infantry (10 coys in 2 bns for a total of 986 men) unidentified unit
    • von der Leyen Infantry (16 coys in 3 bns for a total of 1,470 men) unidentified unit
    • Nassau-Weilburg Infantry (10 coys in 2 bns for a total of 932 men)
    • Hessen-Darmstadt Infantry (10 coys in 2 bns for a total of 864 men) unidentified unit
  • Cavalry (4 sqns for a total of 264 men)
    • Nassau-Weilburg Dragoons (2 sqns for a total of 118 men) unidentified unit
    • Hessen-Darmstadt Dragoons (2 sqns for a total of 146 men) unidentified unit

Circle of Upper Saxony (Prussian Contingent)

  • Cavalry
    • Wartensleben Horse (3 sqns) unidentified unit
    • Crassau Dragoons (4 sqns) unidentified unit

Circle of Westphalia Contingent

  • Cavalry (8 sqns for a total of 792 men)
    • Pfenning Dragoons (4 sqns for a total of 380 men) unidentified unit
    • Ochs Dragoons (4 sqns for a total of 412 men) unidentified unit

Palatine Army

  • Infantry (12 bns for a total of 5,960 men)
    • Rehbinder Infantry (10 coys in 2 bns for a total of 980 men)
    • Sachsen-Meiningen Infantry (5 coys in 1 bn for a total of 430 men)
    • Lübeck Infantry (10 coys in 2 bns for a total of 970 men)
    • Iselbach Infantry (10 coys in 2 bns for a total of 992 men)
    • Leibregiment zu Fuss (10 coys in 2 bns for a total of 1,112 men) aka Effert
    • Greder Battalion (5 coys in 1 bn for a total of 580 men) unidentified unit, probably a converged grenadier bn
    • Barbo Battalion (5 coys in 1 bn for a total of 520 men) unidentified unit, probably a converged grenadier bn
    • Aubach Battalion (4 coys in 1 bn for a total of 376 men) unidentified unit, probably a converged grenadier bn
  • Cavalry (11 sqns for a total of 1,426 men)
    • Schellart Carabiniers (1 sqn for a total of 80 men)
    • Hochkirchen Carabiniers (2 sqns for a total of 276 men)
    • Venningen Carabiniers (2 sqns for a total of 280 men)
    • Wittgenstein Dragoons (2 sqns for a total of 242 men)
    • Frankenburg Cuirassiers (2 sqns for a total of 260 men)
    • Churpfalz Leib-Regiment (2 sqns for a total of 288 men) aka Gardes Bleues, aka Leib-Reiter-Regiment

Prussian troops in Imperial pay

  • Infantry
    • Markgraf Philipp Infantry
    • Anhalt Infantry
    • Kanitz Infantry
  • Cavalry
    • Leib-Regiment Dragoner (4 sqns)
    • Markgraf Philipp Horse (4 sqns)

Würzburger troops in Imperial pay

  • Infantry
    • Bibra Infantry (2 bns for a total of 874 men)
    • Fuchs Infantry (2 bns for a total of 840 men)
  • Cavalry
    • Schad Dragoons (only 127 men fit for service)

Artillery

  • 40 x ½ Carthaune
  • 35 x ¼ Carthaune
  • 24 x mortars (60-pdrs and 100-pdrs)
  • 12 x 10-pdr mortars

References

Abtheilung für Kriegsgeschichte des k. k. Kriegs-Archives: Feldzüge des Prinzen Eugen von Savoyen, Series 1, Vol. 5, Vienna 1877, pp. 88-89, 109-110, 118-123