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Battle of Wilhelmsthal, 1762

A DRAUGHT / of the BATTLE of WILHELMSTHAL. / Fought the 24.th of June, 1762. / between the ENGLISH under the Marquis of Granby, / and the FRENCH under Count Stainville. / Whose business was to cover the Retreat of... 1761 or later

Ink and watercolour on paper | Scale: not stated: c.1:5,000. | RCIN 733058

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A plan of the Battle of Wilhelmsthal fought on 24 June 1762 between the Allied army (British, Prussian, Hessian and Brunswickian troops) under the command of Field Marshal Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick, Prince of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1721-92), and the French, commanded by Charles de Rohan, prince de Soubise (1715-87), resulting in an Allied victory. Seven Years War (1756-63). Oriented with north? to top. This plan appears to be in the same hand as RCIN 733063.

This action was the southernmost of Ferdinand’s move to encircle the French army, and Granby's forces bore the brunt of the battle. The plan shows the disposition of the 1st and 2nd Regiments of Guards, the Grenadiers of the Guards, the Grenadiers of the Army, the Highlanders, and the Coldstream Regiment. The key describes the actions of the Royal Grendadiers in preventing a French flanking action from seriously damaging the English Line.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in crowned shield, the letters G R below

    Mark, stamped: 952

    Condition: one fold line; surface dirt around edges. Verso: surface dirt

  • Scale: not stated: c.1:5,000.

    32.8 x 40.2 cm (neatline)

    33.2 x 40.6 cm (image)

    37.0 x 43.8 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    A DRAUGHT / of the BATTLE of WILHELMSTHAL. / Fought the 24.th of June, 1762. / between the ENGLISH under the Marquis of Granby, / and the FRENCH under Count Stainville. / Whose business was to cover the Retreat of the / French Army, Surprized and / almost surrounded by that of / Prince Ferdinand. [top right]

    Additional text:

    [bottom right, a key, A-F, a, b, to the positions of the French and British positions and movements:] References

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Battle of Wilhelmsthal 24 June 1762.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top left, red pencil:] 13/111; [top left, black pencil:] XVII/3.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Wilhelmsthal A drawn Plan of the Battle of Wilhelmsthal fought the 24.th of June 1762 between the English under the Marquis of Granby and the French under Count Stainville.

  • 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)

    Wilhelmsthal, Hesse, Germany (51°24'00"N 09°25'00"E)

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