Dobbelstein Cavalry

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Hierarchical Path: War of the Spanish Succession (Main Page) >> Armies >> Cologne Army >> Dobbelstein Cavalry

Origin and History

On 19 April 1701, Elector Joseph Clemens of Cologne signed a subsidy contract with France by which he agreed to supply two cavalry regiments and two dragoon regiments, each of two squadrons.

During the War of the Spanish Succession, the regiment was commanded by:

  • from 1701 to 1713: Johan Lambert Baron von Donrath called Dobbelstein (d'Anblestin, Amblestin, Aublestin)

Service during the War

By February 1702, the regiment was posted in the Electorate of Cologne under the command of the Marquis de Montrevel.

In May 1703, the regiment was attached to the corps of the of the Prince Tserclaes de Tilly. In October, it was posted at Namur.

In 1704, the regiment was posted in the Principality of Liège.

In 1705, the regiment was in the region of Namur.

On 23 May 1706, the regiment fought in the Battle of Ramillies.

In 1707, the regiment campaigned in Flanders.

On 11 July 1708, the regiment was present at the Battle of Oudenarde.

In 1709, the regiment campaigned in Flanders.

In 1710, the regiment campaigned in Flanders. It took up its winter-quarters on the Meuse River.

In 1712, the regiment formed part of the garrison of Arras.

In 1713, the regiment took part in the campaign in Southern Germany.


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Golberg, Claus-Peter: Kur-Köln 1701-1713 – Haustruppen im Spanischen Erbfolgekrieg, Kaltenkirchen, 1996, pp. 1, 5-6, 10

N.B.: the section Service during the War is partly derived from our articles depicting the various campaigns, battles and sieges.