1704 – Campaign in Portugal – Allied OOB

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Order of battle of the Allied army

Commander-in-chief: Mainhard, Duke of Schomberg

De Las Minas's Division

Infantry (19 Portuguese bns and 2 Dutch bns)

  • Tercio de Caminha (1 bn) under Joao Manoel de Noronha
  • Tercio de Valença (1 bn) under Francisco Carneiro de Sousa, Conde de Ilha
  • Tercio Velho do Minho (1 bn) under Jorge de Cabedo do Vasconcelos
  • Tercio de Viana (1 bn) under Lope de Almeida
  • Tercio Velho de Chaves (1 bn) under Felix Machado de Mendoça
  • Tercio Velho de Bragança (1 bn)
  • Tercio Novo de Bragança (1 bn) under Henrique Lopes de Oliveira
  • Tercio Velho de Almeida (1 bn) under Gaspar de Brito Freire
  • Tercio Novo de Almeida (1 bn) under Joseph Delgado Freire
  • Tercio Velho de Penamacor (1 bn) under Manoel de Tavora
  • Tercio Novo de Penamacor (1 bn) under Joseph de Melo Homen
  • Tercio de Porto (1 bn) under Luis de Saldanha
  • Auxilarries Portuguese Battalions of Pinhel and Guimaraes (7 bns)
  • Waes (1 bn) under Colonel Franz Jakob de Waes
  • Schratenbach (1 bn) under Colonel Wilhem Frederick van Schratenbach

Cavalry (21 sqns for a total of 1,800 men)

  • Guardias de los Gobernadores de Armas y Generales des Caballeria de las Provincias de Beira, Mino, y Traz-os-Montes (12 sqns)
  • Trozos Provinciales de Beira (3 sqns)
  • Trozos Provinciales de Mino (3 sqns)
  • Trozos Provinciales de Traz-os-Montes (3 sqns)

Fagel's Division posted to the north of the Tagus

Infantry (5 Portuguese bns and 2 Dutch bns for a total of approx. 3,750 men)

  • Tercio de la Armada (1 bn)
  • Tercio Novo da Corte (1 provincial bn)
  • Tercio de Cascais (1 provincial bn)
  • Tercios de Ordenanças de Lisboa (1 bns)
  • Prins van Holstein-Norburg (1 bn)
  • Saint-Amant (1 bn) or Welderen (1 bn)

Cavalry (10 sqns for a total of 1,000 men)

  • Drymborn Cavalry
  • Mattha Dragoons
  • Caballeria de la Corte, under the Conde do Prado

Schomberg's Division posted to the south of the Tagus

Infantry (9 Portuguese bns and 5 British bns for a total of 14 bns or approx. 9,000 men)

  • Tercio de Castelo da Vide (1 bn) under Ayres de Salhanha de Albuquerque
  • Tercio de Elvas (1 bn) under Antonio de Noronha
  • Tierco de Olivença (1 bn) under Antonio de Salganha de Mesquita Lobo
  • Tercio de Moura (1 bn) under the Conde de Vidigueira
  • Tercio de Campo Maior (1 bn) under Antinio Tellez de Meneses
  • Tercio de Estremoz (1 bn) under Martin Lopes Lobo Saldanha
  • Tercio de Junta do Comercio (1 bn)
  • Tercio Velho de Setubal (1 bn) under the Marquès de Fontes
  • Tercio Auxiliar (1 bn)
  • Queen Dowager's Foot (1 bn) aka Portmore's
  • William Stewart's Foot (1 bn)
  • James Earl Stanhope's Foot (1 bn)
  • Henry Leigh's Foot (1 bn)
  • Brudenell's Foot or Mountjoy's Foot (1 bn)

Cavalry (20 sqns for a total of 2,000 men)

  • 1st Royal Dragoons (3 sqns) aka Lord Raby's
  • Henry Cunningham's Dragoons (3 sqns)
  • unidenfified Portuguese cavalry units present in that sector (14 sqns for a total of 1,400 men)

References

Fortescue, J. W.: A History of the British Army, Vol. I, MacMillan, London, 1899, pp. 447-448

Acknowledgement

Jean-Pierre Loriot for the initial version of this article