1760 - Austrian campaign in Saxony – Austrian OOB early June

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Order of battle of Daun's Grand Army in early June 1760

Order of battle of Daun's Grand Army near Dresden

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

First Line Second Line
Right wing cavalry
Cavalry (20 sqns, 4 elite coys): Cavalry (15 sqns and 3 elite coys):
Infantry centre
Infantry (20 bns, 20 grenadier coys):

Artillery (84 pieces)

  • 40 x 3-pdr guns
  • 20 x 6-pdr guns
  • 12 x 12-pdr guns
  • 12 x 7-pdr howitzers
Infantry (20 bns, 20 grenadier coys):

Artillery (36 pieces):

  • 36 x 3-pdr guns

NB.: During June the 40 grenadier coys of the first and second lines were converged into 6 bns (4 of 6 coys each, 2 of 8 coys each).

Artillery (69 pieces) arming the forward entrenchments and extra posts of the Grand Army

  • 48 x 3-pdr guns
  • 7 x 6-pdr guns
  • 10 x 12-pdr guns
  • 1 x 7-pdr howitzer

Light troops:

  • Unidentified jäger units (700 men)
  • Unidentified Grenzer units (2,700 men)
  • Hadik Hussars (6 sqns)
  • Szechényi Hussars (6 sqns)
  • Slavonier Grenz-Hussars (2 sqns) under Engelshofen

Headquarters:

Artillery park (29 pieces)

  • 18 x 3-pdr guns
  • 1 x 6-pdr gun
  • 2 x 12-pdr guns
  • 8 x 24-pdr guns

Garrison of Dresden

Commander: General Count Macquire

Infantry (7 bns, 3 grenadier coys = 2 of Luzan and 1 of Clerici)

Artillery (12 pieces)

  • 12 x 3-pdr guns

Reserve Corps at Dippoldiswalde

Commander: General Count Wied

Cavalry (10 sqns, 2 elite coys):

Infantry (10 bns, 12 grenadier coys)

Artillery (54 pieces)

  • 36 x 3-pdr guns
  • 12 x 6-pdr guns
  • 4 x 12-pdr guns
  • 2 x 7-pdr howitzers

Corps Lacy on the east bank of the Elbe

Commander: Field-Marshal Count Lacy

Infantry (16 bns, 15 grenadier coys)

Light troops

  • Unidentified jäger units (500 men)
  • Unidentified Grenzer units (2,800 men)

Cavalry (25 sqns, 1 horse grenadier coy):

Light cavalry (20 sqns)

Artillery (66 pieces)

  • 40 x 3-pdr guns
  • 12 x 6-pdr guns
  • 8 x 12-pdr guns
  • 6 x 7-pdr howitzers

Corps Ried near Freiberg (Saxony)

Commander; Major-General Ried

Infantry (1 bn and 2 grenadier coys):

Light troops

  • Unidentified Grenzer units (2,590 men)

Cavalry (8 sqns):

Corps Beck on the Upper Queiss River

N.B.: this corps was stationed on the borders of Lusatia, Lower Silesia and Northern Bohemia.

Commander : General Baron Beck

Infantry (4 bns, 4 grenadier coys):

Light troops

  • Beck's Volunteers (1 bn)
  • Unidentified Grenzer units (2,600 men)

Cavalry (5 sqn, 1 horse grenadier coy):

Light cavalry (12 sqns):

Artillery (28 pieces)

  • 20 x 3-pdr guns
  • 4 x 6-pdr guns
  • 2 x 12-pdr guns
  • 2 x 7-pdr howitzers

References

Großer Generalstab, Kriegsgeschichtliche Abteilung II (Publisher). Die Kriege Friedrichs des Großen. Dritter Teil: Der Siebenjährige Krieg 1756–1763. Vol. XII, supplement 3

Acknowledgments

Christian Rogge for the initial version of this article