Military Subjects: Battles & Campaigns


 

The 1799 Campaign in Italy: Austrian defence of Verona - March 24th 1799

By Enrico Acerbi

 

Combats at Pastrengo – Pol – Bussolengo

Note: along the right margin are two columns of numbers giving manpower strengths; the left total is taken from Jomini’s order of battle, the right total from Gachot’s.

Austrian Right Wing – at Pastrengo 8800 (Clausewitz gives the total as 7800)

Infantry               

(6 Battalions)

5983

Jägers

(10 Companies)

1147

Cavalry

(10 Squadrons)

1404

Artillery

 

266

Division Generalmajor Conrad Valentin Kaim[1] 

Brigade Generalmajor Anton Freiherr von Elsnitz  (At the advanced Pastrengo camp and Bussolengo camp)

Jäger Korps Freiherr Constantin d'Aspre   

(10 Companies)

1147

1st Battalion 3rd Grenz Regiment Carlstädt – Ogulin Cdr. Freiherr Carl von Letzenyi   

1245

 

2nd Battalion 5th Kreuzer-Warasdiner Grenz Regiment – Cdr. Major Maretić.

 

1174

K.K. 5th Hussar Regiment              

(2 Squadrons )

350


Brigade Generalmajor Friedrich Heinrich Freiherr Gottesheim 

3564

At the advanced Pastrengo camp

 

K.K. IR 53 Croat Line Infantry Regiment – GM Johann Jellacic Graf de Buzim, 1st & 2nd Battalions

1850

K.K. IR 59 Line Infantry Regiment   – FML Alexander von Jordis  1st & 2nd Bns

1714

Notes

[1] During the battles of March 26, the Austrian generals Minkwitz, Liptay, and Kaïm were badly wounded while the old general Dewins was killed.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: February 2007

 

 

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