1759 – French offensive in West Germany – Contades OOB June

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Order of Battle of Contades' Army near Giessen and Marburg in June 1759

Commander-in-chief: Louis Georges Érasme, marquis de Contades

Main Army

First Line Second Line
Right Wing Cavalry
 
  • Colonel Général Brigade
  • Royal Cravate Brigade
    • Talleyrand (2 sqns)
    • La Rochefoucault de Surgère (2 sqns)
    • Royal-Cravate (2 sqns)
 
  • du Roi Brigade
    • du Roy (2 sqns)
    • Henrichemont (2 sqns)
    • Moustier (2 sqns)
    • Noé (2 sqns)
Infantry
   
Left Wing Cavalry
 
  • Bourgogne Brigade
    • Bourgogne (2 sqns)
    • Cavalerie Liègeoise (2 sqns)
    • Archiac (2 sqns)
  • Mestre de Camp Brigade
    • Poly (2 sqns)
    • d'Espinchal (2 sqns)
    • Fumel (2 sqns)
    • Mestre de Camp (2 sqns)
 
  • Royal Étranger Brigade
    • Ballincourt (2 sqns)
    • Noailles (2 sqns)
    • Crussol (2 sqns)
    • Royal-Étranger (2 sqns)

Reserve of the Main Army

Right Reserve

Under the duc de Broglie at Friedberg in Hessen

  • Infantry (18 bns)
  • Cavalry (20 sqns)
    • Commissaire Général Brigade
    • Penthièvre Brigade
      • Penthièvre (2 sqns)
      • D'Héricy (2 sqns)
      • Toustain (2 sqns)
    • Royal Allemand Brigade
      • Wurttemberg (2 sqns)
      • Nassau-Sarrebruck (2 sqns)
      • Royal Allemand (2 sqns)
  • Dragoons (7 sqns)
    • Apchon Dragoons (4 sqns)
    • Volontaires de Schomberg (3 sqns)
  • Artillery
    • 12 or 16 pieces
  • Light Troops
    • Royal-Nassau (4 sqns)
    • Volontaires de Clermont-Prince (1281 men)
    • Volontaires d’Alsace (456 men)

N.B.: 2 bns of Royal Deux Ponts, the Saxon Garde zu Fuss and some dismounted cavalry were detached at Frankfurt; 2 bns of Eptingen at Hanau; and 1 bn of Royal Pologne at Giessen.

Left Reserve

Under the marquis d'Armentières on the Lower Rhine

References

This article is entirely derived from the following work and published with the kind authorisation of its author:

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