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Order of battle, 1758, Combined army

Ordre de Bataille / de l’Armèe Combinèe de Sa Majestè Britannique sous les Ordres de S: A: S: le Duc Ferdinand de Bronsv: & Lünebourg. ce 21me d’Aout 1758 1758 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper | 24.7 x 38.3 cm (image and sheet) | RCIN 732077

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An order of battle of the Allied army under the command of the Duke of Brunswick and Lüneburg, 21 August 1758. Seven Years War (1756-63)

This gives the same regimental and commanding officer information as RCIN 732076 with the addition of summaries of the troop and artillery strengths and a note on the detachment of troops near Munster on 8 May 1758 under Lt Gen. Prince Isenburg, before returning to Hesse. This order of battle, written in a German hand, does not give the location of the camps.

The general officers of the First Line are General Spoërcken, and Duc de Marlborough; Lieutenant-Generals Prce Hereditaire, Wutginau, Comte Kielmansegge, Brunck; Major-Generals Comte Schoulenbourg, Bock, Zastrow, Fürstenberg, Grote, Poste, Zastrow, Hardenberg, Waldegrave, Zeppelin, and Marq. de Grandbÿ. 

The general officers of the Second Line are Lieutenant-Generals Imhoff, Prce Anhalt, Oberg, Mÿld Sackville; Major-Generals Grothaus, Einsiedell, Urff, Colonel Maÿ, Gilsæ, Wangenheim, Druchtleben, Diepenbroick, Kingsleÿ, Dachenhausen, and Whÿtefordt. 

The reserve corps is under the command of Lieutenant-General S.A.S. le Duc de Holstein and Major-Generals Finckenstein and Bandomer.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys

    Mark, stamped: 864

    Condition: four fold lines. Verso: induced discolouration; heavy surface dirt on outer panels of folded item

  • 24.7 x 38.3 cm (image and sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Ordre de Bataille / de l’Armèe Combinèe de Sa Majestè Britannique sous les Ordres de S: A: S: le Duc Ferdinand de Bronsv: & Lünebourg. ce 21me d’Aout 1758.

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Order of Battle 21 Aug. 1758.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Order of Battle Ordre de Bataille de l’Armée Combinée de Sa Majesté Britannique sous les ordres du Duc Ferdinand de Brunswick et Luneburg. le 21 d’Aout 1758. 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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