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==French Lower Rhine Army on August 28 1757==
 
==French Lower Rhine Army on August 28 1757==
  
On August 28 1757, the French Lower Rhine Army, commanded by Richelieu, consisted of:
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On August 28, 1757, the French Lower Rhine Army was under the command of the [[Richelieu, Louis François Armand du Plessis, Duc de|Duc de Richelieu]]. Overall, it counted 149 bns, 159 sqns, 4 artillery bns and 4 light units.
  
*95 infantry bns, among which:
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===Field Army===
**62 bns with the Main Body
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**9 bns with d'Armentières Corps
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**8 bns with Broglie Corps
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*2 artillery bns (with the Main Body)
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*102 cavalry sqns (including Gendarmerie, heavy cavalry, dragoons and hussars), among which:
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**47 sqns with the Main Body
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**14 sqns with d'Armentières Corps
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**30 sqns with Chevreuse Corps
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**7 sqns with Broglie Corps
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*3 light troop units
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**2 units with the Main Body
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**1 unit with Broglie Corps
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On the same day several other troops were in garrison duties or approaching Halberstadt:
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The French Lower Rhine Field Army, excluding garrisons and corps on the march, counted 95 bns, 102 sqns, 2 artillery bns and 3 light units (''volontaires''); thus totalling approx. 50,000 foot and artillery, 12,500 horse and 1,500 light troops for a grand total of approx. 64,000. It included:
  
*54 infantry bns, among which:
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*Main body (62 bns, 47, sqns, 2 artillery bns, 2 light units) under the direct command of the Duc de Richelieu
**6 bns in Hanover on their way to Halberstadt
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*[[Armentières, Louis de Conflans, Marquis d'|d’Armentières]]’ Corps (9 bns, 14 sqns)
**3 bns in Brunswick and Wolfenbüttel
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*Chevreuse’s Corps (30 sqns))
**7 bns in Hesse
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*[[Broglie, Victor François, Duc de|Duc de Broglie]]’s Corps (8 bns, 7 sqns, 1 light unit)
**32 bns in East Frisia, Westphalia and Rheinland
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*Guerchy’s Corps (16 bns, 4 sqns)
*2 artillery bns
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**1 artillery bn in Hanover on their way to Halberstadt
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===Garrisons and detached corps===
**1 artillery bn in East Frisia, Westphalia and Rheinland
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*57 cavalry sqns (including Gendarmerie, heavy cavalry, dragoons and hussars), among which:
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On the same day a total of 54 bns, 57 sqns, 2 artillery bns and 1 light unit were in garrison duties or approaching Halberstadt:
**4 sqns in Celle
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**4 sqns in Hanover on their way to Halberstadt
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*in Celle (4 sqns, 2 light troops detachments (150 foot and 200 dragoons))
**6 sqns in Brunswick and Wolfenbüttel
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*in Hanover or on their way to the city (6 bns, 4 sqns, 1 artillery bn)
**4 sqns marching to Halberstadt
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*in Brunswick and Wolfenbüttel (6 bns, 6 sqns)
**17 sqns in Hesse
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*on the march towards Halberstadt (3 bns, 6 sqns, 1 light unit)
**20 sqns in East Frisia, Westphalia and Rhinelands
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*in Hesse (7 bns, 17 sqns)
*1 light troop unit
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*in East Frisia, Westphalia and Rheinland (32 bns, 20 sqns, 1 artillery bn)
**2 detachments (350 men) in Celle
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**1 unit marching to Halberstadt
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==References==
 
==References==
 
Du Bois, Camps topographiques de la Campagne de 1757 en Westphalie etc., Le Hague, 1760
 
Du Bois, Camps topographiques de la Campagne de 1757 en Westphalie etc., Le Hague, 1760
  
Évrard P., [http://pfef.free.fr/Index.htm Praetiriti Fides]
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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 15
  
 
Rogge, Christian, The French & Allied Armies in Germany during the Seven Years War, Frankfurt, 2006
 
Rogge, Christian, The French & Allied Armies in Germany during the Seven Years War, Frankfurt, 2006

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French Lower Rhine Army on August 28 1757

On August 28, 1757, the French Lower Rhine Army was under the command of the Duc de Richelieu. Overall, it counted 149 bns, 159 sqns, 4 artillery bns and 4 light units.

Field Army

The French Lower Rhine Field Army, excluding garrisons and corps on the march, counted 95 bns, 102 sqns, 2 artillery bns and 3 light units (volontaires); thus totalling approx. 50,000 foot and artillery, 12,500 horse and 1,500 light troops for a grand total of approx. 64,000. It included:

  • Main body (62 bns, 47, sqns, 2 artillery bns, 2 light units) under the direct command of the Duc de Richelieu
  • d’Armentières’ Corps (9 bns, 14 sqns)
  • Chevreuse’s Corps (30 sqns))
  • Duc de Broglie’s Corps (8 bns, 7 sqns, 1 light unit)
  • Guerchy’s Corps (16 bns, 4 sqns)

Garrisons and detached corps

On the same day a total of 54 bns, 57 sqns, 2 artillery bns and 1 light unit were in garrison duties or approaching Halberstadt:

  • in Celle (4 sqns, 2 light troops detachments (150 foot and 200 dragoons))
  • in Hanover or on their way to the city (6 bns, 4 sqns, 1 artillery bn)
  • in Brunswick and Wolfenbüttel (6 bns, 6 sqns)
  • on the march towards Halberstadt (3 bns, 6 sqns, 1 light unit)
  • in Hesse (7 bns, 17 sqns)
  • in East Frisia, Westphalia and Rheinland (32 bns, 20 sqns, 1 artillery bn)

References

Du Bois, Camps topographiques de la Campagne de 1757 en Westphalie etc., Le Hague, 1760

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 15

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

Service historique de l'armée de terre - Archives du génie, article 15, section 1, §5, pièce 23

Service historique de l'armée de terre - A1 3536 – 111

Service historique de l'armée de terre - A4 29