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Order of battle, 1738

Ordre de Battaille, der Russishen Kayserlichen Haupt Armee, 1738. / [Under the command of] General Feld Marschal, Graf Munnich 1738 or later

Black ink with some red ink on paper. One sheet of thin paper laid down on thicker paper. | 37.0 x 46.9 cm (image) | RCIN 728018

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An order of battle of the Russian army in 1738, commanded by Field Marshal Burkhard Christoph von Munnich (1683-1767). Russo-Turkish War (1735-9). This gives similar details to the order of battle which appears on RCIN 728017.

The General Officers of the 1st Division are General en Chef, Rumantzoff; Lieutenant-General Gustav v: Biron; Major-Generals Crutzoff, Pr. v. Hollstein, Philososoff, and Buturlin; Brigadiers Stockmann, Apraxin, Chripunoff, Streschenof, and Wojckof.

The General Officers of the 2nd Division are Lieutenant-General Sagræsky; Major-Generals Kn. Repenin, Br. v. Keyserling, and Bachmetoff; Brigadiers V. Freyden, Kn. Kantakasin.

The General Officers of the 3rd Division are Lieutenant-General Carl v. Biron; Major-Generals C. M. v. Biron, v. Liewen, and Pr: v. Braunsw. Lüneb.; Brigadiers V. Witten and Eylers. Below each list of divisional general officers is a diagram showing the regiments in square formation with the regimental baggage, provisions and magazines in the middle of each square; the regiments and squadrons are named. A park of artillery stands between the 1st and 2nd Divisions, and between the 1st and 3rd Divisions. The total numbers of squadrons of cavalry and dragoons, numbers of infantry battalions, numbers and categories of field artillery, and numbers of irregular troops, are given along the bottom.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Order of battle: horn in shield below crown, suspending an elongated ‘4’ and the initials WR above the capital letters HS.
    Backing paper: fleur-de-lys (see Churchill 406).

    Mark, stamped: 262

    Condition: order of battle: four fold lines. Backing paper: one fold line. Verso: ghosting from the removal of Cumberland's cipher label [VOL. IV. / ?]

  • 37.0 x 46.9 cm (image)

    37.7 x 49.0 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Ordre de Battaille, der Russishen Kayserlichen Haupt Armee, 1738. / [Under the command of] General Feld Marschal, Graf Munnich.


    George III heading: Order of Battle, 1738.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top right, black pencil, mostly erased:] War Russia & Tartary 1736 / Order of Battle; [top right, black pencil:] 6.; [top right, black pencil:] 1738; [bottom centre, black pencil:] 25; [right, centre, red pencil:] 25; [bottom, right of centre, black pencil, erased, old heading?].

    George III catalogue entry:

    Order of Battle Ordre de Bataille der Russischen Kayserlichen Haupt Armee unter commando des General Feld Marschal Graf Munich, 1738. MS.

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

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