Portuguese Army

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On 16 May 1703, Portugal signed a treaty by which it joined the Grand Alliance against France and Spain. Uner the terms of this treaty, Portugal should contribute an army of 5,000 horse and 15,000 foot to the alliance. This army would be completed by an Allied contingent of 12,000 men (10,000 foot, 1,000 dragoons and 1,000 cuirassiers). The Emperor had to contribute 6,000 men to this Allied contingent. The treaty was ratified in London on 24 July and in Vienna on 16 September.

Line Infantry

Campo Maior

Serpa
Almeida
Moura
Olivença
Elvas
Castelo de Vide
Cascais aka Castro
Lagos
Faro aka Conde de Vimiero

Porto

Junta de Commercio
Peniche
Setúbal
Corte Réal
Evora
Estremoz
Portalegre
Bragança
Pinhel

Jeremenha

Caminha
Nova de Moura
Lisboa
Vasconcellos
Bras de Silveira
Conde de Ilha
Silva da Vagos
Conde de Areiras

Cavalry

Conde de Prado

Conde de Arcos
Joao Dantas da Cunha
Campo Maior
Praca de Moura

Praca de Elvas

Praca de Bragança
Guardias das Minas
Olivença
Moura

Dragoons

Mello da Silva

Sousa Carvalho

Pedro Machado Brito

Evora

Reference

Abtheilung für Kriegsgeschichte des k. k. Kriegs-Archives: Feldzüge des Prinzen Eugen von Savoyen, Series 1, Vol. 5, Vienna 1878, pp. 37-38

Thomas, Steven: Steven's Balagan - Painting Guide for the War of Spanish Succession in the Peninsular