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Introduction

Garde

Trabanten-Garde zu Ross aka Garde du Corps broken up in 1702 and distributed between Cuirassier Regiments
Garde zu Pferd raised in 1703; 1705 Garde du Corps
Chevalier-Garde raised in 1703
Deutsche Garde; 1702 Leib-Garde zu Fuss, 1706 Garde zu Fuss; 1712 1. Garde zu Fuss
2. Garde zu Fuss raised in 1712

Line Infantry

Egidy disbanded in 1702
Jung-Steinau destroyed at the Battle of Kliszow in 1702
Pistoris; 1702 Goltz disbanded in 1705
Sacken disbanded in 1705
Biron; 1703 Venediger disbanded in 1707
Sinzendorff disbanded in 1706
Fürstenberg
Görz disbanded in 1702
Reuss disbanded in 1705
Biberstein disbanded in 1702
Lewenhaupt; 1701 Reibnitz disbanded in 1707
Rotenburg disbanded in 1702
Zeitz; 1703 Schulenburg disbanded in 1705
Weimar; 1703 Kanitz disbanded in 1705
Tramp; 1703 Droste disbanded in 1707
Flemming disbanded in 1702
Seydlitz disbanded in 1702
Heyne; 1704 Nehmitz disbanded in 1705
Martinière Grenadiers French regiment raised in 1703 and disbanded in 1706 and incorporated into Wackerbarth
Malerargues Swiss regiment raised in 1703 and disbanded in 1706 and incorporated into Wackerbarth
Johann Georg Herzog zu Sachsen-Weissenfels raised in 1704
Wolfenbüttel raised and disbanded in 1704
Seiffertitz raised in 1705 and disbanded in 1707
Seckendorff Grenadiers hired from Ansbach-Bayreuth in 1709
Flemming raised in 1711
Seissan raised in 1711
Seydlitz raised in 1711
Garnison-Regiment Janus raised in 1711

In 1702, the following Saxon infantry regiments were in the Imperial service. Each regiment counted only 800 men while their theoretical strength was supposed to be 1,232 men.

Königin
Saar
Churprinz
Thielau disbanded in 1705
Beichlingen; 1703 Wackerbarth
Wostromirsky raised in 1702; 1707 Ogilvy; 1710 Goltz

In 1703, the following Saxon infantry regiments were in the Imperial service. Each regiment counted approx. 600 men.

Königin
Churprinz
Beichlingen; 1703 Wackerbarth
Wostromirsky raised in 1702; 1707 Ogilvy; 1710 Goltz
Thielau disbanded in 1705
Sacken disbanded in 1705

Cavalry

Leibregiment zu Pferde
Steinau Horse; 1706 Damnitz
Königin Horse
Tiesenhausen Cuirassiers raised in 1702; 1704 Gersdorff; 1706 Winckel in Dutch service from 1707
Beust Cuirassiers raised in 1702
Flemming Cuirassiers raised in 1703; 1706 Prinz Alexander
Sachsen-Meiningen Cuirassiers hired in 1711

In 1702, the following Saxon cavalry regiments were in the Imperial service. Each regiment counted 500 men.

Jordan Horse disbanded in October 1703
Reichenau Cuirassiers; 1702 Eichstädt disbanded in October 1703
Churprinz Cuirassiers
1. Regiment

In 1703, the following Saxon cavalry regiments were in the Imperial service. Each regiment counted approx. 500 men.

Leibregiment zu Pferde
Churprinz Cuirassiers
Jordan Horse disbanded in October 1703
Eichstädt Cuirassiers disbanded in October 1703

Dragoons

Leibregiment
Churprinz incorporated into the Garde du Corps in 1702
Milkau
Goltz; 1712 Flemming
Brause raised in 1702
Schulenburg raised in 1702; 1710 Saint-Paul
Oertzen raised in 1703; 1705 Dünewald; 1711 Sachsen-Weissenfels
Brandenburg-Bayreuth raised in 1703
Wrangel raised in 1704; 1710 Baudissin
Flemming raised in 1704 and disbanded in 1707
Fürstenberg raised in 1704 and disbanded in 1707
Jordan raised in 1704 and disbanded in 1707
Winckel raised in 1705 and disbanded in 1706
Ansbach-Feilitzsch hired from Ansbach in 1709

Artillery

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References

Abtheilung für Kriegsgeschichte des k. k. Kriegs-Archives: Feldzüge des Prinzen Eugen von Savoyen, Series 1

  • Vol. 4, Vienna 1877, p. 639
  • Vol. 5, Vienna 1878 Anhang 18a, 18b

Franke: Geschichte der Sächsischen Armee. I. file, Leipzig 1885

Hofmann, Rud.: Nachrichtten über Benennung des sächsische Infanterie- und Cavallerie- Regimenter in Wissenschaftliche Beilage der Leipziger Zeitung - Jahrgang 1885, pp. 409-412, 417-420