Palatine Army

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General Staff

Field Marshal: Johann Ernst Count von Nassau-Weilburg (since 1704)

Generals:

  • Anton Ulrich Duke von Sachsen-Meiningen (since 1706, titular GFZM)
  • Johann Friedrich Count von Elteren (since 1693)
  • Ernst Ludwig Duke von Sachsen-Meiningen (since 1690, titular GFZM)
  • Edmund Florens Cornelius Count von Hatzfeld-Wildenburg (since 1709, GdC)
  • Johann Baron von Haxthausen (since 1712, general of artillery)
  • Philipp Ludwig Count Leiningen-Westerburg-Rixingen (since 1703, GdC)
  • Leopold Hugo Baron Lybeck (aka Lübeck, since 1698, GFZM)
  • Otto Alexander Baron von Vehlen (since 1703 GdC.)

Gardes

Leibgarde zu Pferd aka Garde du Corps

Line Infantry

As per French intelligence, all infantry rgts were planned to be increased to 24 coys of 80 men at the end of 1701. In fact, they were all increased to 16 coys.

Leibregiment zu Fuss (aka Aubach), 1706 Lescheraine
Lybeck (aka Lübeck)
Bourscheidt, 1706 Bettendorf, 1711 Ebertz
Sachsen-Meiningen ('aka Corbon ??)
Isselbach
Garde Grenadiers (aka Nassau-Weilburg after 1704)
Barbo, 1708 La Marck, disbanded in 1713/1714
Rehbinder, 1707 Coppe, disbanded in 1713/1714
Venningen, 1703 Bentheim-Tecklenburg, disbanded in 1713/1714
Nassau-Weilburg, disbanded in 1704
National Regiment Greber, 1704 Alt-Efferen, disbanded in 1709
Haxthausen, disbanded in 1713/1714
Battalion Westerwald-Dillenburg, raised in 1702, 1709 Neu-Efferen, disbanded in 1713
Battalion Paderborn (aka Haxthausen-Paderborn), raised in 1702, returned to the Prince-Bishop of Münster in 1713
Lindenfels, raised in 1705, disbanded in 1713/1714
Battalion Bettendorf, raised in 1705, transferred to Volkershoven in 1705, disbanded in 1713/1714
Nassau-Dillenburg, raised in 1706, 1708 Freudenberg, returned to Dillenburg in 1713
Sulzbach, raised in 1709, disbanded in 1713/1714
Battalion Schönberg, raised in 1707, disbanded in 1713/1714

Cavalry

Leibregiment zu Pferd
Venningen Gensdarmes (aka Carabiniers, Pfenningen), 1710 Schellart (aka Hundheim)
Hochkirch, 1703 Hatzfeld
Nassau-Weilburg, 1703 Lecheraine, 1704 Stolzenberg (aka Alt-Nassau), disbanded in 1714
Leiningen-Westerburg-Rixingen, 1703 Frankenberg (aka Alt-Leiningen), disbanded in 1714
Wiser, raised in 1701, 1708 Count von Spee, disbanded in 1714
Schellart, raised in 1701, disbanded in 1714
Westphalia Kreisregiment Bernsau, raised in 1706, disbanded in 1714

Dragoons

Wittgenstein
Vehlen (aka Leibdragoner or Kurprinz)
Bentheim, 1702 Leiningen-Westerburg-Rixingen, 1705 Hahn

Hussars

Schlieby (2 companies) raised in 1703, disbanded in 1714

Artillery

Artillery Corps (3 companies) since 1 January 1701

In addition, each infantry battalion had 2 guns (2, 3, 4, or 6 pounders)

Other units

Free Company of Major Johann Ferdinand Benck, raised in 1702
Free Company of Major Fink, raised in 1703
Free Company of Major Bihain
Free Company Falkenstein, raised in 1705

A few other free companies were raised but served only a short time. All free companies were disbanded in 1713/1714.

References

Bezzel, O.: Geschichte des Kurpfälzischen Heeres, Bayrisches Kriegsarchiv, Munich 1925

Pelet and Vault: Mémoires militaires relatifs à la Succession d'Espagne sous Louis XIV, Vol. 1 pp. 501, 508

Acknowledgement

Harald Skala for additional information on this army