1760 - French campaign in West Germany – French OOB mid-March

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Detailed order of battle of the French army in mid March 1760

Order of battle of the French forces (98 bns and 88 sqns including the Saxon and Württemberger contingents) in their winter-quarters on the Main and the Upper Rhine in mid March 1760.

Commander-in-chief: Victor François Duc de Broglie

Saxon Contingent (13 bns)

The Saxon contingent was cantoned in the first line at Würzburg, Heidingsfeld, Ochsenfurt, Kitzingen and Volkach.

Württemberger Contingent (12 bns and 13 sqns)

The Württemberger Contingent was cantoned in the first line in the Country of Würzburg and the County of Wertheim on both banks of the Main

Combined Cavalry Corps

A combined cavalry corps was deployed in the first line in Würzburg and Fulda countries.

N.B.: This part of the order of battle seems rather confused, listing some Württemberger mounted units as French units, then giving unknown French units and finally listing unidentified units who seem to represent the total of Württemberger squadrons.

We propose the following order of battle totalling 13 squadrons for the combined cavalry corps, to replace these 21 squadrons:

French Army

References

This article is a compilation of texts from the following book which is now in the public domain:

  • Pajol, Charles P. V.: Les Guerres sous Louis XV, vol. V, Paris, 1891, pp. 15-16