1703 – Campaign on the Rhine – Imperialist Corps in Freiburg, 4 September
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
- 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.
Pelet and François Eugène de Vault: Mémoires militaires relatifs à la Succession d'Espagne sous Louis XIV, Vol. 3 p. 911-912