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Background.
Opposing Armies.
Opening Moves.
The Battlefield.
The Battle.
Prussian Army
Austrian Army
Saxon Army
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 Order of Battle of the Austrian Army of Bohemia.

 

General-in-Chief: 

Feldzeugmeister Ritter von Benedek

Chief of the Staff: 

Lieut.-Field Marshal von Hrnikstein

Director of Artillery: 

Lieut.-Field Marshal Archduke William

Director of Engineers: 

Colonel von Pidoll

   

1st Army Corps
General of Cavalry, Count Clam Gallas

Commandant of Brigade     Major-General Poschacher
       “             “              Colonel Count Leiningen
       “             “              Major-General Piret
       “             “              Major-General Ringelsheim  

Brigade troops with each brigade-
            One squadron Nikolaus Hussars
            One 4-pdr. Field battery

Corps troops-
            Two 4-pdr. field batteries
            Two 8-pdr. Field batteries
            Two horse-artillery batteries
            One rocket battery 

 

2nd Army Corps
Lieut.-Field Marshal Count Thun-Hohenstadt

Commandant of Brigade     Colonel Thom
       “             “              Major-General Henriquez
       “             “              Major-General von Saffran
       “             “              Major-General Duke Wurtemberg

Brigade troops with each brigade-
            One squadron Imperial Uhlans
            One 4-pdr. field battery

Corps troops-
            Two 4-pdr. field batteries
            Two 8-pdr. field batteries
            Two horse-artillery field batteries
            One rocket battery 

 

3rd  Army Corps
Lieut.-Field-Marshal Archduke Ernst

Commandant of Brigade     Major-General Kalik
                             (Brigade attached to 1st  Army Corps)
       “             “              Major-General Appiano
       “             “              Colonel Benedek
       “             “              Colonel Kirschberg

Brigade troops with each brigade-
            One squadron Count Mensdorf Uhlans
            One 4-pdr. field battery

Corps troops-
            Two 4-pdr. field batteries
            Two 8-pdr. field batteries
            Two horse-artillery batteries
            One rocket battery

4th Army Corps
Lieut.-Field-Marshal Count Festetics

Commandant of Brigade     Major-General von Brandenstein
       “             “              Colonel Fleishhacker
       “             “              Colonel Poeckh
       “             “              Major-General Archduke Joseph

Brigade troops with each brigade-
            One squadron 7th Hussars
            One 4-pdr. field battery

Corps troops-
            Two 4-pdr. field batteries
            Two 8-pdr field batteries
            Two horse-artillery batteries
            One rocket battery

 

6th Army Corps
Lieut.-Field-Marshal Baron Ramming

Commandant of Brigade     Colonel von Waldstδtten
       “             “              Colonel Hertwegh
       “             “              Major-General Rosenweig
       “             “              Colonel Jonak

Brigade troops with each brigade-
            One squadron 10th Uhlans
            One 4-pdr. field battery

Corps troops-
            One 4-pdr. field battery
            Two 8-pdr. field batteries
            Two horse-artillery batteries
            One rocket battery

 

8th Army Corps
Archduke Leopold

Commandant of Brigade     Colonel Fragnern
       “             “              Major-General von Kreyssern
       “             “              Colonel Count Rothkirch
       “             “              Colonel von Roth

Brigade troops with each brigade-
            One squadron Archduke Charles Uhlans
            One 4-pdr. field battery

Corps troops-
            One 4-pdr. field battery
            Eight 8-pdr. batteries
            Two horse-artillery batteries
            One rocket battery

 

10th Army Corps
Lieut.-Field-Marshal von Gablenz

Commandant of Brigade     Colonel Mondel
       “             “              Colonel Grivicics
       “             “              Major-General von Knebel
       “             “              Major-General Wimpffen

Brigade troops with each brigade-
            One squadron 1st Uhlans
            One 4-pdr. field battery

Corps troops-
            One 4-pdr. field battery
            Two 8-pdr. field batteries
            One horse-artillery battery
            One rocket battery

 

1st Light Cavalry Division
Major-General Baron Edelsheim

(One horse-artillery battery was attached to each cavalry brigade)

Commandant of Brigade     Colonel Appel
       “             “              Colonel Wallis
       “             “              Colonel Fratricevics

 

2nd Light Cavalry Division
Major-General Prince Thurn und Taxis

Commandant of Brigade     Colonel Count Bellegarde
       “             “              Major-General Westphalen

 

1st Reserve Division of Cavalry
Lieut.-Field-Marshal Prince Schleswig-Holstein

Commandant of Brigade     Major-General Prince Solms
       “             “              Major-General Schindlφcker

 

2nd Reserve Division of Cavalry
Major-General von Zaitsek

Commandant of Brigade     Major-General Boxberg
       “             “              Colonel Count Soltyk

 

3rd Reserve Cavalry Division
Major-General Count Coudenhove

Commandant of Brigade     Major-General Prince Windischgrδtz
       “             “              Major-General von Mengen

 

Reserve Artillery of the Army:-           Sixteen batteries

 

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