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Order of battle, 1739

ORDRE DE BATAILLE DE L'ARMÉE DE SA MAÏESTÉ IMPÉRIALE DE RUSSIE, DESTINÉE A AGIR EN MOLDAVIE, / dans la Campagne de 1739. / [Under the command of] General Velt Marechal Comte de Münnich 1739 or later

Pencil, ink and watercolour on paper | 48.6 x 71.0 cm (image) | RCIN 728019

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An order of battle of the Russian army in 1739 in Moldavia, commanded by Field Marshal Burkhard Christoph von Munnich (1683-1767). Russo-Turkish War (1735-9).

The General Officers of the Centre of the army are General en Chef Rumantzoff, Lieutenant-General Gustave de Biron, Major-Generals Knees Repnin, Stockmann, Apraxin, Vojeikoff, Filosofoff, and Bachmetoff; Brigadiers Eÿlers, Romæntzow, Strescheneff, Lapúchin, Chripúnoff, Stretscheneff des Gardes.

The General Officers of the Right Wing are Lieutenant-General Carl de Biron, Major-Generals Baron de Kaÿserlingk and Chroúschtschoff, and Brigadiers Witten, Brummer, and Paschkow.

The General Officers of the Left Wing are Lieutenant-General Baron de Loewendahl, Major-Generals Schippoff and Prince de Holstein, and Brigadiers Bruce and Cantagoúsin.

Below each list of General Officers is a diagram showing the regiments in square formation with the regimental baggage and magazines in the middle of each square, and artillery placed between the regiments or battalions; the regiments are named. A park of artillery stands between the centre and right wing, and between the centre and left wing. Artillery is also placed to the right of the front of the right wing, and to the left of the front of the left wing. Two regiments of hussars are to the front right of the right wing, and squadrons of ‘Valaqúes, Companeitses, and Tschúgoujewes et Georgiens’ are to the front left of the left wing. To the front of the centre stand squadrons of the ‘Cosaqúes du Don et de l'Ucraine’. 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: Fleur-de-lys

    Mark, stamped: 263

    Condition: one fold line. Verso: heavy surface dirt along right edge

  • 48.1 x 70.4 cm (neatline)

    48.6 x 71.0 cm (image)

    50.5 x 72.7 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    ORDRE DE BATAILLE DE L'ARMÉE DE SA MAÏESTÉ IMPÉRIALE DE RUSSIE, DESTINÉE A AGIR EN MOLDAVIE, / dans la Campagne de 1739. / [Under the command of] General Velt Marechal Comte de Münnich.

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Order of Battle 1739.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top right, black pencil:] 1739; [bottom centre, red pencil:] 7/2; [bottom, right of centre, black pencil:] 2; [bottom, right of centre, black pencil, erased:] VIII/20; [bottom, right of centre, black pencil, erased: old heading?]; [top, right of centre, black pencil, erased:] Order of Battle.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Order of Battle Ordre de Bataille de l'Armée de Sa Majesté Imperiale de Russie commandée par le General Velt Marechal Comte de Munnich, destinée a agir en Moldavie dans la Campagne de 1739. 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)

  • Subject(s)

    ​Moldova

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