1757 - Austrian invasion of Silesia – Prussian OOB August 20

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Description

Detailed order of battle of the various corps of the Prussian Army deployed in Lusatia and Saxony on August 20 1757

Commander-in-chief: King Frederick II of Prussia

Corps of General of Infantry Prince Moritz von Anhalt Dessau at Cotta

Summary: 15 bns, 20 sqns and 17 heavy pieces.

Infantry (15 bns)

Cavalry (20 sqns)

Artillery

  • 9 x 12-pdr guns
  • 6 x 24-pdr guns
  • 2 x 10-pdr howitzers

Corps of Major-General von Rebentisch at Bautzen

Summary: 10 bns, 8 sqns and 4 heavy guns.

Infantry (10 bns)

Cavalry (8 sqns)

Artillery

  • 4 x 12-pdr guns

Corps of Frederick II at Bernstadt

Summary: 21½ bns, 53 sqns and 16 heavy pieces.

Infantry (21½ bns)

Cavalry (53 sqns)

Artillery

  • 12 x 12-pdr guns
  • 2 x 24-pdr guns
  • 2 x 10-pdr howitzers

Corps of Lieutenant-General Duke of Bevern at Schönau

Summary: 17 bns, 25 sqns, 30 heavy pieces and 36 pontoons.

Infantry (17 bns)

Cavalry (25 sqns)

Artillery

  • 14 x 12-pdr guns
  • 8 x 24-pdr guns
  • 8 x 10-pdr howitzers

Pontoons (36)

Corps of Lieutenant-General von Winterfeldt at Radmeritz

Summary: 17 bns, 40 sqns, 14 heavy pieces.

Infantry (17 bns)

Cavalry (40 sqns)

Artillery

  • 14 x 12-pdr guns

Corps of Major-General von Grumbkow at Görlitz

Summary: 5 bns, 15 sqns, 12 heavy pieces.

Infantry (5 bns)

Cavalry (15 sqns)

Artillery

  • 2 x 12-pdr guns
  • 10 x 25-pdr mortars

Garrisons in various places along the Elbe

Summary: 10 bns, 2 sqns.

Infantry (10 bns)

Cavalry (2 sqns)

References

Grosser Generalstab Kriegsgeschichtliche Abteilung II: Die Kriege Friedrichs des Grossen, Part 3 Der siebenjährige Krieg 1756-1763, Vol. 3 Kolin, Berlin, 1901, Appendix 13