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1st Division

2nd Division

3rd Divsion

Grand Totals

Notes

Catherine the Great’s Military Contribution to the Struggle against France: 1793-1796

By Robert Goetz

Appendix 2:  Army Assembling for the War against France, 1796[14]

 

Commander in Chief:  FM Graf Aleksandr Vasilievich Suvorov-Rymnikski

1st Division:  General-in-Chief Otto Vilgelm Khristoforovich Derfelden

This division was formed from the troops under the overall command of General-Fieldmarshal Graf Rumiantsev-Sadunaiski’s 7th Ukraine Division and was to assemble at Brody and Lemberg and then march to Krakow.

Infantry:  GM Prince Pavel Mikhailovich Daschkov

Regiment

Battalions

Companies

Men

Astrakhan Grenadiers

4

16

3,392

Kozlov Musketeers

2

8

1,696

Kursk Musketeeers

2

8

1,696*

Combined Grenadiers of Kozlov and Kursk

1

4

848

Ekaterinoslavl Jäger corps

4

16

3,392

Total

13

52

11,024

 

Artillery

Guns

Men

Field Artillery

40

1,000


Cavalry:  GM Fedor Artemievich Borovskii

Regiment

Squadrons

Men

Leib Cuirassiers

6

828

Military Order Cuirassiers

6

828

Prince Potemkin Cuirassiers

6

828

Total

18

2,484


Cossacks

Regiments

Men

Don Cossacks

5

2,500


Total:

13 Battalions
18 Squadrons
5 Cossack Regiments
40 Guns
17,008 men

Notes:

* This figure is given as 1,996, but all other musketeer regiments have a strength of 1,696 and the stated total of 11,024 is consistent with this figure.

2nd Division:  GL Georg Ivanovich Schevitsch and GL Fedor Petrovich Denisov

This division was formed from the troops of FM Graf Suvorov-Rymnikski’s 8th Ekaterinoslav Division and was to assemble at Volotschisk and Lemberg and then march to Krakow

Infantry:  GM Nikolai Arseniev

Regiment

Battalions

Companies

Men

Fanagoria Grenadiers

4

16

3392

Kherson Grenadiers

4

16

3392

Archangelgorod Musketeers

2

8

1696

Azov Musketeers

2

8

1696

Novgorod Musketeers

2

8

1696

Old Ingermanland Musketeers

2

8

1696

Converged Grenadiers of Musketeer Regiments

2

8

1696

Total

18

72

15264

 

Artillery

Guns

Men

Field Artillery

20

500


Cavalry:  GM Graf Fedor Fedorovich Buxhowden

GM Iurii Ignatievich Polivanov

Cavalry

Squadrons

Men

Mariopol Light Horse

5

750

Aleksandriia Light Horse

5

750

Smolensk Dragoons

10

1500

Kinburn Dragoons

10

1500

Pereiaslav Mounted Jäger

10

1500

Total

40

6000


Cossacks:  GM Ivan Isayev

Cossacks

Regiments

Men

Don Cossacks (newly formed)

3

1,500

Tauride Tatars

1*

500

Berg Circassians

1*

500

Total

5

2,500


Total:    

18 Battalions
40 Squadrons
3 Regiments Don Cossacks
500 Crimean Tatars
500 Circassians
24,264 Men

Notes:

*These forces were not formally organized as regiments.

3rd Division:  GL Moritz Petrovich Lacy

This division was formed from the troops of Prince Repnin’s 5th Litov Division and was to assemble at Pulawa and then march to Krakow.

Infantry:  GM Nikolai Ivanovich Divov

Regiment

Battalions

Companies

Men

Murom Musketeers

2

8

1,696

Staryoskol Musketeers

2

8

1,696

Combined Grenadiers

1

4

848

Livland Jäger corps

4

16

3,392

Total

9

36

7,632

 

Artillery

Guns

Men

Field Artillery

20

500


Cavalry:  GM Mamontov

Cavalry

Squadrons

Men

Sofia Carabineers

5

750

Seversk Carabineers

5

750

Total

10

1,500

 

Cossacks

Regiments

Men

Don Cossacks

2

1,000


Total:

9 Battalions
10 Squadrons
2 Regiments Cossacks
20 Guns
10,632 Men

Grand Total:

40 Battalions
68 Squadrons
80 Field Guns
10 regiments Don Cossacks
500 Crimean Tatars
500 Circassians
51,904 combatants

 

 


 

Notes

[14] Mikhailovsky-Danilevski, I, pp. 305-8.

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