Monday, 19 November 2007

Danes 1762

The following came from T Snorason of Chakoten . I reprint it here with my gratitude:
Ordre de Bataille of the Danish Army June-July 1762.(Source O. Vaupel: "Den danske hærs historie", bd II, p.97-98.Copenhagen 1876.)Commanding general: count Louis Saint GermainGeneral Quartermaster: F.E. GählerGeneral Quartermaster Leutenant: J. LehmannGeneral Adjudants: A. Hauch,K. Görtz,K. LohenskjoldF. NumsenCommander of Artillery: V. HuthHead of Fortifications: J. de Feignet1st Division: prince Emil of Augustenborg(8 battalions, 13 guns and 4 squadrons)1st Brigade: Count F.L. Daneskjold-Laurvig:The Foot Guard (only 1 batallion) U.A. HolsteinThe Grenadier Corps J. ScholtenLivregimentet J. Wildenrath5 pieces of 36 pds haubitzers2 pieces of 4 pds2nd Brigade: Count Ysenburg Budingen:Bornholmske Infanteri Regiment E. BlücherSlesvigske Infanteri Regiment V. Lühe6 pieces of 12 pds3.rd Jydske (Jutland) Rytterregiment C. Lüttichau2nd Division: prince Karl Ferdinand von Bevern(8 battalions, 12 guns and 4 squadrons)3rd Brigade: R. Keith:Dronningens (the Queens) Liferegiment K. GehlerSjællandske (Seeland) Infanteri RegimentH. von der Maase6 pieces of 6pds4th Brigade: O. OstenOldenburgske Infanteri Regiment K. SamesFalsterske Infanteri Regiment Prince Karl of Hesse6 pieces of 6 pdsSlesvigske Rytterregiment P Rosenørn, later F. Sehested3rd Division: count Waldemar Schmettow(8 battalions, 12 guns, 4 squadrons and 2 Free Corps)5th Brigade: F. Wedell-JarlsbergSøndenfjeldske Infanteri Regiment (N) K. HvitfeldtAkerhusske Infanteri Regiment (N) J. Koss6 pieces of 6 pds6th Brigade: K. SchnellNordenfjeldske Infanteri Regiment (N) H. TønsbergOplandske Infanteri Regiment (N) K. Giese6 pieces of 6pdsHussar Regiment Kaspar Moltke2 Free corps: formed by and under the names of Favin and Lallieux(names of the commanders)4th Division: prince Albrekt of Anhalt Bernburg(8 battalions, 12 guns 4 squadrons)7th Brigade: B. BülowKronprinsens (Crownprince) Infanteri RegimentF. JohansenHolstenske Infanteri Regiment O. RantzauPrins Frederiks Infanteri Regiment H. Arenfeldt6 pieces of 6 pds8th Brigade: H. WindtzJydske Infanteri Regiment J. DehnMønske Infanteri Regiment M. Gerdorff6 pieces of 6 pds2nd Jydske Rytterregiment K. Dreschel1st Cavalry Division: Karl Riepur(16 squadrons)1st Brigade: F. PlessenLivregiment Dragoner (Lifedragoons) (Moltke?)Livregiment Kyrasserer K. Holstein2nd Brigade: J. BrockdorffHolstenske Rytterregiment K. MoltkeOldenborgske Rytterregiment L. Lersner2nd Cavalry Division: count Konrad Ahlefeld(16 squadrons)3rd Brigade: N.G. Schinkel1st Jyske Rytterregiment K. Weitersheim2nd Fynske Rytterregiment K. Schöller4th Brigade: K. HolckSjællandske Rytterregiment U. Woperschnow1st Fynske Rytterregiment K. F. HolsteinReserve: count F. Ahlefeldt(14 battalions and 8 squadrons)1st Brigade: R. Rømeling1st Norwegian Field Regiment H. Gude2nd Norweigian Field regiment D. Eimhaus2nd Brigade: V. MüllerGrenadierbattalion PerglasGrenadierbattalion WittenGrenadierbattalion KreberGrenadierbattalion Bessel3rd Brigade: K.F. IngenhaeffTrondhjemske Infanteri Regiment (N) G. KroghGrenadierbattalion HaxthausenGrenadierbattalion DietrichsonGrenadierbattalion BayerGrenadierbattalion KossCavalrybrigade: K. Wilster1st Norweigian Dragoon Corps O. Brockenhuus2nd Norweigian Dragoon Corps F. SehestedtArtillery: 48 piecesTotal: 46 battalions, 56 squadrons, 100 guns and 3 Free Corps. (Thecurious third Free Corps possibly could be the Hussar Regiment, as itwas an ad hoc unit. Disbanded some years after the war. Raised tocounter the Russian light cavalry of cossacks and the like ilk.)According to list of 12th July the infantry was 685 officers, 21.700ncos and men. 149 officers were away and 2.340 men sick.The cavalry 272 officers and 7.313 ncos and men. 72 officers away and311 sick cavalrymen. Artillery 19 officers, 53 ncos, 195 sergeantgunners (overkonstabler) 15 tambours and 368 gunners (underkonstabler).Total 30.580 men plus the 2 Free Corps of Favin and Lallieux.
Apologies for formatting -due to Blog not T Snorason


  1. I wish you'll post illos - Danish army for me is *more* 'unknown' than the Tradgarlander one, and while I'm rather satiated with well-known historical armies, be they Lace Wars or Napoleonic, I always enjoy to discover new historical armies.

    Best regards,

  2. "plus the 2 Free Corps of Favin and Lallieux".
    In the article there's talk of a Free Corps of Lallieux. I think it is one of my ancestors. Is there more infomation about that Lallieux? His brthnames are Charles Joseph, born February the 9th 1725

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