1704 – Campaign in the Low Countries – Allied OOB February

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Description

Allied army of the Prince of Hessen posted on the Rhine on 16 February 1704

Commander-in-Chief: Prince of Hessen seconded by Sommerfeld (the latter will be replaced by von Bülow on 2 April)

The reconciliation of all units with the proper regiments of each nation is not yet completed.
For now, only a French source has served to list units.

Summary: 29 bns, 48 sqns

Infantry (29 bns)

  • Palatine Barbau (1 bn) in Dutch pay
  • Palatine Rehbinder (1 bn) in Dutch pay
  • Palatine Nassau-Weilburg (1 bn) in Dutch pay
  • Hessian Grenadiers (2 bns)
  • Hessian Hesse-Cassel (2 bns) maybe Hessian Leibgarde
  • Hessian Karl von Hessen-Kassel (1 bn) known as Leopold von Hessen-Kassel since 1703
  • Hessian Schenck (1 bn) known as Wartensleben since 1703
  • Hessian Dillman (1 bn) unidentified unit
  • Hessian Stückrath (1 bn)
  • Hessian Tettau (1 bn) unidentified unit
  • Hessian Oberreinschen (1 bn) unidentified unit
  • Hessian Hesse-Darmstadt (2 bns) unidentified unit
  • Hanoverian Leibregiment zu Fuß (2 bns) aka Sommerfeld, in English pay
  • Hanoverian d'Herleville (1 bn) in English pay
  • Hanoverian Saint-Pol (1 bn) in Dutch pay
  • Hanoverian Hülsen (1 bn) in English pay
  • Hanoverian Du Breuille (1 bn) in English pay
  • Hanoverian Bruncken (1 bn) in Dutch pay
  • Celler Ranzow (2 bns) in Dutch pay
  • Celler Bernstorf (1 bn) in Dutch pay
  • Celler de Luc (1 bn) in English pay
  • Celler Tozin (1 bn) in English pay
  • Celler Gauvin (1 bn) in English pay
  • Münsterer Ifflingen (1 bn) unidentified unit

Cavalry (48 sqns)

  • Hessian Leibregiment zu Pferde (3 sqns)
  • Hessian Hessen-Homburg Dragoons (3 sqns)
  • Hessian Hesse-Darmstadt (3 sqns) unidentified unit
  • Hessian Hagenburg (2 sqns) unidentified unit
  • Hessian Carabiniers (2 sqns) aka Spiegel
  • Hessian Hartenberg (2 sqns) unidentified unit
  • Hessian Legerin (4 sqns) unidentified unit
  • Hessian Paderborn (3 sqns) unidentified unit
  • Hessian Hartenburg (2 sqns) unidentified unit
  • Palatine Frankenburg (2 sqns)
  • Hessian Benzen (2 sqns) maybe Palatine Bentheim Dragoons
  • Celler Bannier (2 sqns)
  • Hanoverian Göden (2 sqns)
  • Hanoverian Schulenburg Dragoons (4 sqns) in Dutch pay
  • Sachsen-Gotha Prinz von Saxe Gotha Dragoons (4 sqns) in Dutch pay
  • Hanoverian Sachsen-Heilburg (4 sqns) unidentified unit
  • Celler Boisdavid (2 sqns)
  • Celler Croix de Fréchapelle (2 sqns)

References

Pelet and François Eugène de Vault: Mémoires militaires relatifs à la Succession d'Espagne sous Louis XIV, Vol. 5 pp. 677-678

Schwencke, Alexander: Geschichte der Hannoverschen Truppen im Spanischen Erbfolgekrieg 1701-1714, Hannover 1862, pp. 65ff

Acknowledgements

Jörg Meier for additional info on the Hanoverian and Celler units