1757 - Austrian invasion of Silesia – Prussian OOB August 25

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Description

Detailed order of battle of the Prussian Army left in Lusatia and Silesia on August 25 1757 after the departure of Frederick II for Saxony.

Commander-in-chief: Lieutenant-General August Wilhelm, Duke of Braunschweig-Bevern

Field Army

Summary: 54½ bns, 118 sqns

On average, each grenadier battalion had 450 men fit for duty; each musketeer battalion, 650; each Freibataillon, 450; each cavalry squadron, 120; and each hussar squadron, 100.

Near Bernstadt (11½ bns, 30 sqns)

Near Schönau (11 bns, 25 sqns)

Near Radmeritz (15 bns, 45 sqns)

In Görlitz (2 bns)

Near Bautzen (10 bns, 8 sqns)

In Silesia (5 bns, 10 sqns) Infantry (5 bns)

Cavalry (10 sqns)

Garrisons

Summary: 24 bns

In Breslau (3 bns)

In Neisse (6 bns)

In Schweidnitz (6 bns)

In Glogau (1 bn)

In Brieg (1 bn)

In Glatz (3 bns)

In Cosel (3 bns)

In Liegnitz (1 bn)

References

Grosser Generalstab Kriegsgeschichtliche Abteilung II: Die Kriege Friedrichs des Grossen, Part 3 Der siebenjährige Krieg 1756-1763, Vol. 4 Groß-Jägersdorf und Breslau, Berlin, 1902, Appendix 8, 9