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Order of battle, 1760

ORDRE de Battaille / De L’Armée de Sa Majeste Britannique Sous les Ordres de Son Altesse Serenissime Monseigneur Le Duc / Ferdinand de Bronswic & de Lunebourg, le 7 September 1760 1760

Pencil, ink and watercolour on paper | 39.5 x 30.8 cm (image and sheet) | RCIN 733019

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An order of battle of the Allied army, under the orders of Ferdinand, Prince of Brunswick, in September 1760. Seven Years War (1756-63)

On 7 September 1760, the main Allied army had left its position near Warburg and had marched to the ridge running north-east from Liebenau, about 5 miles to the north-east from Warburg (Savory 1966, pp. 250-51); outposts were strengthened, guarding the line of the River Diemel, at Warburg, Haaren, Ovelginne, Liebenau, Dringelbourg, and Hardegsen. The orders of battle for the detached troops at these stations are also given. All regiments and commanding officers are named. The regimental rectangles are coloured according to the main colour of the uniform coats, facings, and, either cuffs or ‘vests’.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Pro Patria; countermark: the crowned monogram GR

    Mark, stamped: 915

    Condition: four fold lines; 6.0 cm tear to left of centre horizontal fold line; other fold lines worn. Verso: induced discolouration; surface dirt on outer fold panels

  • 39.5 x 30.8 cm (image and sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    ORDRE de Battaille / De L’Armée de Sa Majeste Britannique Sous les Ordres de Son Altesse Serenissime Monseigneur Le Duc / Ferdinand de Bronswic & de Lunebourg, le 7 September 1760.

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Order of Battle 7 Sep. 1760.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [top left, red pencil:] 13/96 [the ‘96’ is crossed out in black pencil]; [top left, black pencil:] XVI/72; [top right, black pencil:] 1760; [top, right of centre, black pencil:] Order of Battle; [bottom, right of centre, above old heading:] Battle 7 Sep. 1760.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Order of Battle Ordre de Bataille de l’Armée de Sa Majesté Britannique sous les Ordres du Prince Ferdinand le 7 Sept.re 1760: avec les Ordres de Bataille des differens corps detachés de l’Armée. 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)

  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    R. Savory, His Britannic Majesty’s army in Germany during the Seven Years War, Oxford, 1966

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