1757 - Russian campaign in East Prussia – Russian OOB May 13

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Description

Commander-in-chief: Field-Marshall Count Stepan Fiodorovitch Apraxin

On May 13, the Russian army of Field-Marshall Apraxin counted some 88,400 men and consisted of:

On the Prussian border: Don Cossacks of the “Old Command” (2 rgts in 10 sotnias for a total of 1,000 men)

On the march towards the Prussian border at Kowno: Don Cossacks of the “Old Command” (2 rgts in 10 sotnias for a total of 1,000 men)

Lieutenant-General Lieven's Cavalry

On the march from Mitau to Kowno

Avant-Garde under General in Chief Browne in and around Mitau (17 bns, 15 sqns and 5 sotnias for a total of 12,400 men with 30 regimental pieces)

Main body under General in Chief Lopukhin

In Reval under Lieutenant-General Saltykov to be transported by the Galley Fleet (12 bns for a total of 6,000 men with 20 regimental pieces)

On the march from Dünaburg towards Wilkomir under Major-General Rumyantsev (25 sqns for a total of 4,760 men with 6 regimental pieces)

In Vilnius (3 bns for a total of 1,500 men with 5 regimental pieces)

On the march from Smolensk towards Vilnius under Brigadier Krasnoshtshokov

  • Don Cossacks of the “Old Command” (4 rgts for a total of 20 sotnias and 2,000 men)

On the march from Starodub towards Vilnius

  • Major-General Kastiurin
    • Slobodian Cossacks (3 regts in 20 sotnias for a total of 2,000 men eith 6 regimental pieces)
  • Major Hak and Suvorov
    • Kalmyks of the Volga (2 units for a total of 2,000 men)
  • Colonel Yefremov
  • Don Cossacks of the “New Command” (10 rgts in 50 sotnias for a total of 5,000 men)

On the march from Starodub towards Grodno

Still on their way to the army

  • 11 unicorns and 255 men
  • Horvat Hussars (2 sqns for a total of 400 men)

Serving the regimental pieces of the regular units of the army

  • Field Artillery (1,250 men)

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, Anhang 14 p. 226