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Order of battle of the Hanoverian army, 1729

ORDRE DE BATAILLE / Des Trouppes Alemands de SA Majeste Grand Bretagne / [under the command of] Le Baron de Bülau Marchal de Camp 1729 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper; laid down on coarse linen | 34.4 x 30.7 cm (image) | RCIN 727028.b

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An order of battle of the Hanoverian army, commanded by Baron Bülow in 1729.

This order of battle probably relates to one of the reviews which were held on the heathlands to the east of Hanover, in the area of the Eilenriede forests, in the vicinity of the Pferdeturm, a medieval tower. It was probably one of several military reviews undertaken by George II during his first visit to Hanover as King of Great Britain in the summer of 1729.

The General Officers of the First Line are Lieutenant-General de Melvil; Major-Generals Lucius, de Campen; Brigadiers Ponpietin, Wendt, Behr, Rhoden.

The General Officers of the Second Line are Lieutenant-General de Hardenberg; Major-Generals de Hasberg, d’Schlüter; Brigadiers de Busch, d’Schwan, d’Wurm, d’Schulze. The Artillery is in the rear.

A summary of the strength of the cavalry, bottom left, gives a total of 200 men for the Guard du Corps, 14 squadrons of cavalry each of 175 men, 15 squadrons of dragoons, each of 178 men, giving a total of 5,320 troops, and 21 battalions each of 711 men giving 14,931 infantrymen.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Countermark: IV

    Mark, stamped: 175

    Condition: no fold lines. Verso: some foxing

  • 33.4 x 29.5 cm (neatline)

    34.4 x 30.7 cm (image)

    35.4 x 32.2 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    ORDRE DE BATAILLE / Des Trouppes Alemands de SA Majeste Grand Bretagne / [under the command of] Le Baron de Bülau Marchal de Camp.

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Order of Battle 1729.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom left, red pencil:] 6/33; [bottom left, black pencil:] VII/3[?]; [bottom, left of centre, black pencil:] G-25; [top left, obscured by blank white paper strip:] Germany [& Order of Battle].

    George III catalogue entry:

    Order of Battle Ordre de Bataille des Troupes Allemandes de S.M. Britannique commandées par le Marechal de Bulau, 1729. MS.

  • Probably from the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-65), third son of George II; subsequently acquired by George III (1738-1820)

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