1703 – Campaign on the Rhine – Imperialist Corps in Freiburg, 4 September

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Description

At the beginning of September 1703, the French received intelligence about the Imperialist forces stationed in Freiburg. This is a reproduction of the information received.

Commander of the old castle of Freiburg: Brigadier-General (this is a French rank, not an Imperial rank) Baron von Vinckelhof

Summary: 5,825 men

Infantry

  • Salm (16 coys who should count 150 men each but actually counted only some 60 men each for a total of approx. 1,000 men)
  • Carl Joseph Lothringen (17 coys for a total of 1,275 men) aka Osnabrück
  • Würtemberg-Stuttgart (18 coys for a total of 1,000 men) including 2 coys detached to Constance)
  • Hildesheim (8 coys for a total of 1,200 men) unidentified unit who had received 400 recruits on 15 July
  • Swiss Erlach (3 coys for a total of 300 men)
  • Brandenburg-Bayreuth (1 bn of 4 coys for a total of 300 men)
  • detachments of unidentified units who had previously garrisoned the Castle of Münsingen, Rothhaus and Rottweil (750 men)

N.B.: a detachment of 600 men of the main Imperialist army was also stationed in Freiburg by 4 September 1703.

References

Pelet and François Eugène de Vault: Mémoires militaires relatifs à la Succession d'Espagne sous Louis XIV, Vol. 3 p. 911-912