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

At the end of May 1760, the main Austrian army, including Lacy's Beck's and Ried's corps totalled 44,944 regular infantry, 10,944 Grenzer light troops and jägers, 17,545 regular cavalry and 5,179 hussars and uhlans, for a grand total of 78,372 men.

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
Left wing cavalry
Cavalry (20 sqns, 4 elite coys): Cavalry (15 sqns, 3 elite coys):

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:

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: FZM Count Macquire

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

Artillery (12 pieces)

  • 12 x 3-pdr guns

Reserve Corps at Dippoldiswalde

Commander: FZM 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: FZM 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 Baron von 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 : FML Baron Beck

Infantry (4 bns, 4 grenadier coys):

Light troops

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: Die Kriege Friedrichs des Grossen, Part 3 Der siebenjährige Krieg 1756-1763, Vol. 12 Landeshut und Liegnitz, Berlin, 1913, supplement 3

Acknowledgments

Christian Rogge for the initial version of this article