1757 - Franco-Imperial invasion of Saxony – Soubise OOB September

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Description

Detailed order of battle of the Franco-Imperial army, including Soubise’s French contingent and Hildburghausen’s Imperial contingent, near Eisenach on September 27, 1757.

Franco-Imperial Contingent

The Franco-Imperial contingent formed the right wing of the army.

Commander-in-Chief: Field Marshall Prince von Sachsen-Hildburghausen assisted by FZM Landgrave zu Fürstenberg, commanding the first line, and FZM Prince von Baden-Durlach, commanding the second line

Note: hereafter, units are listed from right to left.

First Line Second Line
Cavalry Right Wing under G.d.C. Prince Baden-Baden assisted by Baron Johann von Bretlach and Baron Ludwig von Bretlach
   
Infantry Centre under Prince Georg von Hessen-Darmstadt assisted by von Rosenfeld and Baron von Rodt Infantry Centre under Baron von Drachsdorf assisted by von Varel and von Ferentheil
Infantry Left Wing under von Wildenstein assisted by Count Effern Infantry Left Wing under Baron von Kolb assisted by von Rosenfeld and Baron von Rodt

Prince von Stolberg’s Brigade

Count von Holnstein’s Brigade

Other detachments:

Furthermore, Loudon was at the head of 6 Grenzer bns and 3 hussar sqns.

French Contingent

The French contingent formed the left wing of the army.

Commander-in-Chief: Charles de Rohan, Prince de Soubise

Note: hereafter, units are listed from right to left.

First Line Second Line
Infantry Division under the Comte de Lorges assisted by the Chevalier de Nugent

Infantry Division under the Chevalier de Nicolay

Infantry Division under the Comte de Saint-Germain assisted by M. Darbonnier de Dizy
Cavalry Division under the Marquis de Chétardie assisted by the Marquis de Crillon Cavalry Division under the Comte de Mailly assisted by M. de Planta and M. de Raugrave

At this date, Tournaisis Infanterie (1 bn) was detached to Hanau, while Royal Comtois Infanterie (2 bns) was still detached to the Lower Rhine Army.

The Volontaires de Nassau-Sarrebruck (2 sqns) had been attached to Szechény's Hussar Brigade.

The Apchon Dragons (4 sqns) and the V./Corps Royal de l'Artillerie - Aumale were not mentioned in the order of battle of this date.

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 14

Rogge, Christian: The French & Allied Armies in Germany during the Seven Years War, Frankfurt, 2006