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Mapping collected by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland


Order of battle of the Allied army at Briffoeil, 1745

Ordre de Battaille de l'Armée Alliee en Flandres le 29me d'Avril Anno 1745 V:S: [i.e.10 May] / S:A:R: Le Duc de Cumberland 1745 or later

Pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper; some pricking through | 28.3 x 35.7 cm (image) | RCIN 729088

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An order of battle of the Allied army in Flanders at Briffoeil under the command of the Duke of Cumberland (1721-65) on 10 May 1745. War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48).

This gives the same information as RCINs 729089 and 729090, either of which it may be a copy, or vice versa. The regimental rectangles are coloured according to nationality: British (red), Hanoverian (yellow), Dutch (blue), Austrian (green).

The General Officers of the First Line under Marshals Konigseg and Valdeck are, Generals Cromstrom and De Vendt; Lieutenant-Generals Coonders, Vander duyn, Aylva, Ligonier, Campbell; Major-Generals Schach, Hompech, Rumpf, Villars, Zoùte, Zastrow, Ponsonby, Albemarle, Launey, Onslow; Brigadiers Slippenbach, Salis, Halcket, Efferen, Ingolsby, Churchill, Crawford.

The General Officers of the Second Line are Lieutenant-Generals Prince de Hesse, Philipstadt, La Lippe, Schwartzbourg, Hawley; Major-Generals Sandouille, Canebourg, Veldtman, Lindtman, Howard, S.t Clair, Montigny, Bland; Brigadiers Schagen, Vriberget, Sturler, Elias, Burmania, Boselager, Skelton. The reserve corps is commanded by Lieutenant-General Molcke and Major-General Forgatch.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: The English coat of arms; countermark: the letters GR, a wreath to each side, a crown above, all within a circle

    Mark, stamped: 430

    Condition: four fold lines; some induced discolouration and ink marks on verso

  • 28.3 x 35.7 cm (image)

    29.5 x 37.1 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Ordre de Battaille de l'Armée Alliee en Flandres le 29me d'Avril Anno 1745 V:S: [i.e.10 May] / [sous le commandement de] S:A:R: Le Duc de Cumberland

    Additional text:

    [bottom left, a summary of the numbers of squadrons and battalions of each of the British, Hanoverian and Dutch forces of the first and second lines, giving 79 squadrons and 44 battalions, and a summary of the squadrons and battalions of the reserve corps.]; Artillerie de Campagne. [Bottom right, a summary of the number of 3- and 6-pounder cannons of each nations and pontoons and howitzers]


    George III heading: Order of Battle 10 May 1745.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom, right of centre, black pencil:] VI/2 [a ‘6’ is written in black pencil between VI]; [bottom, right of centre, black pencil, erased:] X/38; [on what was the outside panel of the folded document, ink:] Ordre de Battaille de / l'Armée alliée en Fland= / res le 29me d'Avril 1745 / v:s: [i.e. vieux style: old style].

    George III catalogue entry:

    Order of Battle Ordre de Bataille de l'Armée Alliée en Flandres sous le Duc de Cumberland, le 29 Avril V.S. 1745. 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)

    Briffoeil, Walloon Region, Belgium (50°33'03"N 03°33'02"E)

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