1759 - Reich and Austrian invasion of Saxony – Prussian Army OOB mid-November

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Description

By November 13, 1759, several Prussian corps and detachments were deployed in Saxony.

In camp north of Lommatzsch

Summary: 24½ bns, 38 sqns

Infantry (22 bns)

Cavalry (23 sqns)

Artillery (125 pieces)

  • 2 x 6-pdr guns
  • 32 x 12-pdr Brummer guns
  • 40 x Austrian-style 12-pdr guns
  • 11 x light 12-pdr guns
  • 23 x 7-pdr howitzers
  • 12 x 10-pdr howitzers
  • 4 x 18-pdr howitzers
  • 4 x 25-pdr mortars

Vanguard (2½ bns, 15 sqns) under Lieutenant-General von Zieten and Major-General von Krockow in or around Lommatzsch

Lieutenant-General von Hülsen’s Corps

This corps was quartered near the camp of Lommatzsch.

Summary: 8 bns, 5 sqns

Infantry (8 bns)

Cavalry (5 sqns)

Artillery

  • 3 x 6-pdr guns
  • 12 x 12-pdr Brummer guns
  • 8 x Austrian-style 12-pdr guns
  • 13 x light 12-pdr guns
  • 1 x light 24-pdr gun
  • 9 x 7-pdr howitzers
  • 5 x 10-pdr howitzers
  • 2 x 18-pdr howitzers

Lieutenant-General von Wedell’s Corps

This corps was posted near Hirschstein.

Summary: 11 bns, 28 sqns

Infantry (7 bns)

Cavalry (10 sqns)

Vanguard (4 bns, 18sqns) under Major-General von Aschersleben near Naundorf

Major-General von Diericke’s Corps

This corps was posted near Kmehlen.

Summary: 5 bns, 5 sqns and 450 picked horse

Infantry (4 bns)

Cavalry (5 sqns)

Detachment guarding the pontoon-bridge at Merschwitz (1 bn, 450 picked horse)

Major-General von Schenckendorff’s Detachment

This detachment was posted near Churschütz.

Summary: 2 bns, 8 sqns

Infantry (2 bns)

Cavalry (8 sqns)

Lieutenant-General von Finck’s Corps

This corps was posted in and around Nossen.

Summary: 21 bns, 35 sqns

Infantry (19 bns)

Cavalry

Guarding the bakery at Döbeln (2 bns)

Colonel von Kleist’s Detachment

This detachment reached Freiberg on November 13.

Summary: 1 bn, 21 sqns

Infantry (1 bn)

Cavalry (21 sqns)

Tresckow’s Detachment

This detachment guarded the bakery at Riesa.

Summary: 1 bn

Infantry (1 bn)

Frederick’s Detachment

Infantry

Cavalry

Frederick’s Escort

References

Grosser Generalstab Kriegsgeschichtliche Abteilung II: Die Kriege Friedrichs des Grossen, Part 3 Der siebenjährige Krieg 1756-1763, Vol. 11 Minden und Maxen, Berlin, 1912, Anlage 9