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Order of battle, 1758, Combined army

Ordre de Battaille, / de l’Armée Combinée de Sa Majesté Britannique, Sous les Ordres de S: A: S: le Duc Ferdinand de Brunswick et / Luneburg. 21.me d’Aoust. 1758 1758 or later

Pencil, pen and ink on paper | 17.9 x 29.5 cm (image and sheet) | RCIN 732076

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

The Combined or Allied army comprised British, Hanoverian, Hessian, Brunswickian and Prussian troops The names of the commanding officers, regiments, and numbers of battalions and squadrons of each, and the place where they were camped on 21 August 1758, are given. This appears to be the same as the small order of battle on RCIN 732075 by William Roy and it is possible that this order of battle is in his hand. 

The general officers of the First Line are General Spoërchen; Lieutenant-General Erb Printz, Wutginau, Killmansegge, Brunck, Duc de Marlborough; Major-Generals Schulenburg, Bock, Zastrow, Furstenberg, Grote, Poste, Zastrow, Hardenberg, Waldegrave, Zeppelin, and Marq: Granby. 

The general officers of the Second Line are Lieutenant-Generals Imhoff, Pr. Anhalt, Oberg, Lord Geo: Sackville; Major-Generals Grothausen, Einsidell, Urff, Obr: Maÿ, Gilsæ, Wangenheim, Druchtleben, Diepenbrück, Kingsley, Dachenhausen, and Whiteford.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Faint: coat of arms in crowned double circle, indistinct words within the circle

    Mark, stamped: 863

    Condition: seven fold lines; brown stains to front and back

  • 17.9 x 29.5 cm (image and sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Ordre de Battaille, / de l’Armée Combinée de Sa Majesté Britannique, Sous les Ordres de S: A: S: le Duc Ferdinand de Brunswick et / Luneburg. 21.me d’Aoust. 1758.

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Order of Battle 21 Aug.t 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 Luneberg 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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