Brunswick Army

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Contents

Guards

Garde du Corps

Line Infantry

Organisation

Musketeer Regiments

Leib-Regiment
von Behr, Mansberg in 1760
von Zastrow, Prinz Friedrich in 1760
von Imhoff

Fusilier Regiments

Völschen Fusiliers Bataillon

Converged Grenadier Battalions

Front plate of the mitre cap of an unidentified Brunswick grenadier unit in 1750. - Source: Digby Smith
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Front plate of the mitre cap of an unidentified Brunswick grenadier unit in 1750. - Source: Digby Smith
Front plate of the mitre cap of an unidentified Brunswick grenadier unit in 1777. - Source: Digby Smith
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Front plate of the mitre cap of an unidentified Brunswick grenadier unit in 1777. - Source: Digby Smith

No 1 - Leib-Regiment/Imhoff Grenadiers, independent as battalion von Stammer in 1759, Warnstedt in 1761
No 2 - Behr/Zastrow Grenadiers, independent as battalion von Redecken in 1759, Imhoff in 1761
No 3 - Zastrow/Militia Grenadiers, formed of grenadiers contributed from von Zastrow and militia, raised in 1759 as battalion von Wittdorf, Rothenburg in 1761, later Koppelow, Appelboom in 1762
Leib-Grenadier Corps, raised 1759 (did not take to the field)

Cavalry

Dragoons, converted into Regiment of Carabiniers in 1759 (from 1760 on with the Allied army)
Hussars von Roth, raised 1759, Riedesel in 1761

Artillery

Brunswick Artillery (serving the regimental guns)

N.B.: there was no heavy artillery with the Brunswick army during the Seven Years' War.

Light Troops

Jäger Corps raised in 1759
"Volontaires auxiliaires" (so called), raised in 1762

Garrison Troops and Militia

Garnison-Regiment Hadell, Kniestedt in 1757
Land-Regiment Bohlen
Blankenburger Land-Kompagnie
Kompanie Garnisonartillerie

All these unit were not on the Allied army's field état. They remained within the Brunswick territories.

Reference

  • "Bechersche Handschrift": Becher, Johann Christian: Wahrhaftige Nachricht derer Begebenheiten, so sich in dem Herzogthum Weimar by dem gewaltigen Kriege Friedrichs II., Königs von Preußen, mit der Königin von Ungarn, Marien Theresen, samt ihren Bundesgenossen zugetragen, Weimar, ca. 1757-1760
    • Original (Stiftung Weimarer Klassik - Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek Weimar)
    • Copies (Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin)
    • Copies(Bibliothèque nationale de France, De Ridder collection)
  • Elster, Otto: Geschichte der stehenden Truppen im Herzogtum Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel. Two volumes, Leipzig, 1899/1901.
  • Großer Generalstab, Kriegsgeschichtliche Abteilung II (Publisher). Die Kriege Friedrichs des Großen. Dritter Teil: Der Siebenjährige Krieg 1756–1763. Vol. 5 Hastenbeck und Roßbach, Berlin 1903
    • chapter A: Die Truppen der Deutschen Mittel- und Kleinstaaten, 2. Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel, page 4-5
    • appendix: supplement 2, Truppen des Herzogthums Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel, page 6-7
  • Ortenburg, Georg von, Braunschweigisches Militär, Elm Verlag, Cremlingen, 1987
  • Schirmer; Friedrich, Die Heere der kriegführenden Staaten 1756 - 1763. Edited and published by KLIO-Landesgruppe Baden-Württemberg e.V., Magstadt, 1989
  • Stolz, Gerd: Das braunschweigische Husaren-Regiment von Riedesel, in: Zeitschrift für Heereskunde, Nr. 247, XXXVII Jg. (1973), S. 118-123
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