1759 - Austrian campaign in Upper Silesia and Lusatia – Austrian Army OOB mid-August

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Description

By mid-August 1759, the main Austrian army was still in Lusatia and Silesia but several corps were also operating in Brandenburg and Saxony. Hereafter, we give the orders of battle of the units operating in Lusatia and Silesia. A brief mention is made of other corps mainly to indicate where the reader can find their detailed orders of battle.

Main Army

Commander-in-chief: Field-Marshall Count Leopold Daun

Right Wing of the Main Army

This corps (19,212 men) was posted near Marklissa (present-day Lesna/PL) in Görlitz Country in Lusatia, facing Prince Heinrich.

Commander: G.d.C. Baron Buccow

Infantry (24 bns for a total of 15, 298 men)

Cavalry (25 sqns for a total of 3,404 men)

Light Cavalry (5 sqns for a total of 510 men)

Left Wing of the Main Army

This corps (22,938 men) was posted near Priebus (present-day Przewóz/PL).

Commander: Field-Marshall Count Leopold Daun

Infantry (21 bns and 44 grenadier coys for a total of 18,257 men)

Cavalry (25 sqns and 10 elite coys for a total of 4,681 men)

Aynse’s Corps

This corps (3,402 men) was posted near Lauban (present-day Luban/PL), facing Prince Heinrich

Commander: FML Marquis d’Aynse

Infantry (4 bns for a total of 2,732 men)

Cavalry (5 sqns for a total of 670 men)

Arenberg’s Corps

This corps (12,194 men) was on the march from Bohemia towards Marklissa (present-day Lesna/PL) in Görlitz Country in Lusatia.

Commander: FZM Duke of Arenberg (interim for G.d.C. Marquis de Ville)

Infantry (13 bns for a total of 8,542 men)

Cavalry (25 sqns for a total of 3,652 men)

Beck’s Corps

This corps (9,009 men) was posted near Sommerfeld (present-day Lubsko/PL).

Commander: FML Baron von Beck

Infantry (2 bns for a total of 1,131 men)

  • Luzzara (2 bns, 2 grenadier coys)

Grenzer Light Troops (4,498 men)

Light Infantry (451 men)

Cavalry (10 sqns for a total of 1,343 men)

Light Cavalry (10 sqns for a total of 1,586 men)

Maquire’s Corps

This corps (6,106 men) was posted near Görlitz on the border with Saxony. For a detailed order of battle, please refer to mour article 1759 - Reich and Austrian invasion of Saxony – Austrian Corps OOB mid-August.

Vehla’s Corps

This corps (3,460 men) was posted near Hoyerswerda, raiding the Prussian garrisons on the Elbe. For a detailed order of battle, please refer to mour article 1759 - Reich and Austrian invasion of Saxony – Austrian Corps OOB mid-August.

Brentano’s Corps

This corps (3,691 men) was on the march towards Dresden to observe the place and to act jointly with the Reichsarmee. For a detailed order of battle, please refer to mour article 1759 - Reich and Austrian invasion of Saxony – Austrian Corps OOB mid-August.

Hadik’s Corps

This corps (approx. 15,350 men) was posted near Guben (present-day Gubin/PL) and Neuzelle on the border of Brandenburg. For a detailed order of battle, please refer to mour article 1759 - Russian campaign in Brandenburg – Austrian Corps OOB mid-August.

Loudon’s Corps

This corps (13,093 men) was operating with the Russian army in Brandenburg. For a detailed order of battle, please refer to mour article 1759 - Russian campaign in Brandenburg – Austrian Corps OOB mid-August.

Harsch’s Corps

This corps (21,481 men) was posted near Trautenau (present-day Trutnov/CZ) and Schatzlar (present-day Žacléř/CZ) on the border between Silesia and Bohemia to cover the Austrian magazines.

Commander: FZM Count Harsch

Infantry (16 bns for a total of 10,301 men)

Grenzer Infantry (7,117 men)

Cavalry (28 sqns for a total of 3,711 men)

Light Cavalry (4 sqns for a total of 352 men)

References

Grosser Generalstab Kriegsgeschichtliche Abteilung II: Die Kriege Friedrichs des Grossen, Part 3 Der siebenjährige Krieg 1756-1763, Vol. 11 Minden und Maxen, Berlin, 1912, Anlage 7