1757 - Franco-Imperial invasion of Saxony – Reichsarmee OOB July

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Description

Summary: 42 bns, 34 grenadier coys, 72 regimental guns, 46 sqns, 2 field guns

The Reichsarmee started to assemble at a camp near Fürth on July 5 1757 under the command of the Field Marshall Prince von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. The schedule of arrival of the various contingents was as follows.

On July 5 at Fürth

On July 7 at Fürth

  • a contingent of 2 cuirassier coys and 2 dragoon coys from Nuremberg in Franconia

On July 8 at Fürth

  • a contingent of 9 fusilier coys from Nuremberg in Franconia

On July 9 at Fürth

  • a contingent of 44 men from Windsheim in Franconia

On July 10 at Fürth

  • a contingent from Ansbach in Franconia

On July 12 at Fürth

  • Blau Würzburg Infantry (2 bns and 2 grenadier coys with 4 pieces)
  • a contingent of 48 belonging to the Imperial Count zu Grumbach on the Upper-Rhine

On July 15 at Fürth

  • a contingent of 155 men from Rothenburg an der Tauber in Franconia

On July 16 at Fürth

On July 24 at Fürth

  • a contingent of 87 men from Rothenburg an der Tauber in Franconia

On July 25 at Fürth

On July 26 at Fürth

On July 29 at Fürth

On August 1 at Fürth

After August 5 at Fürth

  • contingents of 300 men from Waldeck, Wittgenstein, Solms from the Upper Rhine

Probably on August 21 at Fürth

On August 27 at Tannroda

At the beginning of September

  • contingents from Sachsen-Hildburghausen and Sachsen-Meiningen from Franconia

On September 8 at Reichmannsdorf

  • Swabian Württemberg Infantry (1 bn with 2 grenadier coys and 2 pieces) the pieces arrived only on September 23

On September 9 at Kösen as part of Loudon's Corps

  • Grenzer light troops (6 bns with 4 grenadier coys and 2 pieces), 2 of these bns were very weak. In early October, when troops who had completed their term of service were sent back, Loudon would have only 3 weak bns (maybe with some grenadiers). From 14 September to early October, the light troops had two light pieces (¾-pdr gun).
  • Commandeered Austrian Hussars (3 sqns) taken from 6 rgts

On September 10 at Meiningen

On September 11 or 12 at Meiningen

On September 14 at Meiningen

On September 16 at Meiningen

On September 20 at Meiningen

Around September 26 at Eisenach

  • Reserveartillerie (10 x 3-pdrs regimental guns)

Early in October at Erfurt

  • Reserveartillerie (2 x 12-pdrs howitzers)

Around November 3 near Mücheln

  • a contingent of 150 foot from Sachsen-Hildburghausen in Upper Saxony

References

Grosser Generalstab Kriegsgeschichtliche Abteilung II: Die Kriege Friedrichs des Grossen, Part 3 Der siebenjährige Krieg 1756-1763, Vol. 5 Hastenbeck und Roßbach, Berlin, 1903, Appendix 7