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Line Infantry Regiment Nr. 41

Line Infantry Regiment Nr. 42

Line Infantry Regiment Nr. 43

Line Infantry Regiment Nr. 44

Line Infantry Regiment Nr. 45

Line Infantry Regiment Nr. 46

Line Infantry Regiment Nr. 47

Line Infantry Regiment Nr. 48

Line Infantry Regiment Nr. 49

Line Infantry Regiment Nr. 50

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Austrian Infantry Regiments and Their Commanders 1792-1815: Line Infantry Regiments Nrs. 41 - 50

By Stephen Millar

 

Infantry Regiment Nr. 41 (German, later Polish)

Regimental Designations and Colonels-in-Chief:

1792-1798: Infantry Regiment ‘Freiherr von Bender’ Nr. 41 {Bender, Feldmarschalleutnant Johann-Blasius, Freiherr von) [1]
1798-1805: vacant
1805-1808: Infantry Regiment ‘Herzog von Sachsen-Hildburghausen’ Nr. 41 Sachsen-Hildburghausen, Feldmarschalleutnant Friedrich, Herzog von) [2]
1808-1815: Infantry Regiment ‘Freiherr von Kottulinski’ Nr. 41 (Kottulinski, Feldmarschalleutnant Franz, Freiherr von)
1815-1815: Infantry Regiment ‘Hohenlohe-Bartenstein’ Nr. 41 (Hohenlohe-Bartenstein, Feldzugmeister Ludwig, Furst zu)

Colonels:

1799-1801: Zebro von Wachenburg, Oberst Wenzel
1801-1808: Schulz von Rothenacker, Oberst
1808-1809: Becker von Wallensee, Oberst
1809-1813: Geyger, Oberst von
1813-1814: Diemar, Oberst Freiherr von
1814-1815: Mesemacre, Oberst Chevalier

Subordinate Officers (1799):

Altslatten, Oberstleutnant Leopold, Freiherr
Sebottendorf, Oberstleutnant Ignaz, Freiherr
Rieneck, Major Josef
Rieneck, Major Ludwig

Notes:

[1] Johann-Blasius, Freiherr von Bender (1713-1798) was the Austrian governor of Luxembourg from 1783 to 1795.
[2] Friedrich, Herzog von Sachsen-Hildburghausen (1763-1834) also received the title ‘Herzog von Sachsen-Altenburg’.

Infantry Regiment Nr. 42 (German)

Regimental Designations and Colonels-in-Chief:

1792-1793: Infantry Regiment ‘Graf Matheson’ Nr. 42 (Matheson, Feldmarschalleutnant Andreas, Graf)
1793-1815: Infantry Regiment ‘Graf Erbach-Schonberg’ Nr. 42 (Erbach-Schonberg, Feldzugmeister Karl-Eugen, Graf) [1]

Colonels:

1799: O’Donell, Oberst Carl, Graf
1805-1809: Rousseau, Oberst Chevalier
1809-1813: Brixen, Oberst von
1813-1813: Abele, Oberst Freiherr von
1813-1815: Schober, Oberst Freiherr von

Subordinate Officers (1799):

Eggarten, Oberstleutnant
Juch, Major
Hamfa von Zabiedowicz, Major Josef

Notes:

[1] Major Karl-Eugen, Graf Erbach-Schonberg had been awarded the Military Order of Maria-Theresa in 1763.

Infantry Regiment Nr. 43 (German, later Italian)

Regimental Designations and Colonels-in-Chief:

1775-1806: Infantry Regiment ‘Graf Thurn’ Nr. 43 (Thurn von Valsassina, Feldmarschalleutnant Anton, Graf)
1806-1809: Infantry Regiment ‘Freiherr von Simbschen’ Nr. 43 (Simbschen, Feldmarschalleutnant Josef-Sebastien, Freiherr von) [1]
1809: dissolved
1814: reformed
1815-1815: Infantry Regiment ‘Furst Paar’ Nr. 43 (Paar, Generalmajor Johann-Karl, Furst)

Colonels:

1799-1801: Loen, Oberst Ignaz, Freiherr
1801-1807: Kleinmayer, Oberst Veith
1807-1814: Bardarini von Kieselstein, Oberst
1814-1815: Businelli, Oberst

Subordinate Officers (1799):

Altenberg, Oberstleutnant Franz
Kleinmayer, Major Veith
Barderini, Major Franz

Notes:

[1] Feldmarschalleutnant Josef-Sebastien, Freiherr von Simbschen (1746-1820) was later promoted to Feldzugmeister.

Infantry Regiment Nr. 44 (German, later Polish) [1]

Regimental Designations and Colonels-in-Chief:

1792-1799: Infantry Regiment ‘Belgiojoso’ Nr. 44 (Belgiojoso, Feldmarschalleutnant Ludwig)
1799-1801: vacant
1801-1845: Infantry Regiment ‘Graf Bellegarde’ Nr. 45 (Bellegarde, Feldmarschalleutnant Heinrich-Josef-Johannes, Graf) [2]

Colonels:

1799-1801: Brentano, Philipp, Freiherr
1801-1809: Bois de Fiennes, Oberst du
1809-1809: Ogee, Oberst
1809-1813: Jakordowsky von Studnitz, Oberst
1813-1815: Portner, Oberst Leopold, Freiherr von

Subordinate Officers (1799):

Strasoldo, Obersleutnant Johann, Graf
Grazioli, Major Xavier
Candolin, Major Anton

Notes:

[1] This unit is listed by some sources an Italian line infantry regiment.
[2]Heinrich-Josef-Johannes, Graf Bellegarde (1756-1845) was promoted to Feldmarschall in 1806. He was later Viceroy of Lombardy and Venice.

Infantry Regiment Nr. 45 (German)

Regimental Designations and Colonels-in-Chief:

1776-1806: Infantry Regiment ‘Freiherr von Lattermann’ Nr. 45 (Lattermann, Feldmarschalleutnant Franz, Freiherr von)
1806-1809: Infantry Regiment ‘Freiherr de Vaux’ Nr. 45 (Vaux, Generalmajor Thiery, Freiherr de) [1]
1809: dissolved; still unreformed in 1815

Colonels:

1799-1800: Rudt von Collenberg, Oberst
1800-1806: Paar, Oberst Johann-Karl, Graf
1806-1809: Bach, Oberst Freiherr  von

Subordinate Officers (1799):

Vajina, Major
Paar, Major Johann-Karl, Graf

Notes:

[1] Thiery, Reichsfreiherr de Vaux (1748-1820) became colonel-in-chief of Line Infantry Regiment Nr. 25 in 1810.

Infantry Regiment Nr. 46 (German, later Polish)

Regimental Designations and Colonels-in-Chief:

1786-1808: Infantry Regiment ‘Freiherr von Neugebauer’ Nr. 46         (Neugebauer, Feldmarschalleutnant Franz-Ludwig, Freiherr von) [1]
1808-1809: Infantry Regiment ‘Marquis de Chasteler’ Nr. 46 (Chasteler de Courcelles, Feldmarschalleutnant Johann-Gabriel, Marquis de)
1809: dissolved; still unreformed in 1815

Colonels:

1799: Saint-Julien, Oberst Josef, Graf
1804-1808: Riese, Oberst Freiherr von
1808-1809: Steyrer von Edelberg, Oberst Karl, Freiherr
1809-1809: Otto von Kirchberg, Oberst

Subordinate Officers (1799):

Baltheser, Oberstleutnant Franz, Freiherr
Schmidt, Major
Staremberg, Major Emanuel, Graf

Notes:

[1] The colonel-in-chief of this regiment, Feldmarschalleutnant Franz-Ludwig, Freiherr von Neugebauer, should not be confused with the colonel of Infantry Regiment Nr. 47 [see below].

Infantry Regiment Nr. 47 (German)

Regimental Designations and Colonels-in-Chief:

1779-1805: Infantry Regiment ‘Graf Kinsky’ Nr. 47 (Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau, Franz-Joseph, Feldmarschalleutnant Graf)
1805-1822: Infantry Regiment ‘Freiherr von Vogelsang’ Nr. 47 (Vogelsang, Feldmarschalleutnant Ludwig, Freiherr von) [1]

Colonels:

1799: Salarolli, Oberst
1805-1807: Weiss von Finkenau, Oberst
1807-1813: Bentheim-Steinfurt, Oberst Graf
1813-1815: Neugebauer, Oberst von

Subordinate Officers (1799):

Groller, Oberstleutnant
Kovesdy, Major
Reinhardt, Major Ferdinand

Notes:

[1] Ludwig, Freiherr von Vogelsang (1748-1822) had been promoted to Feldmarshalleutnant in 1799. Ten years later, Vogelsang’s actions as a divisional commander at the Battle of Aspern-Essling earned him the rank of Feldzugmeister.

Infantry Regiment Nr. 48 (Italian, later Hungarian)

Regimental Designations and Colonels-in-Chief:

1792-1795: Infantry Regiment ‘Freiherr von Schmidtfeld’ Nr. 48          (Schmidtfeld, Feldmarschalleutnant Freiherr von)
1795: disbanded [1]
1798: reformed
1799-1809: Infantry Regiment ‘Freiherr von Vukassovich’ Nr. 48            (Vukassovich, Feldmarschalleutnant Joseph-Philipp, Freiherr von) [2]
1809-1815: Line Infantry Regiment ‘Freiherr von Simbschen’ Nr. 48 (Simbschen, Feldmarschalleutnant Josef-Sebastien, Freiherr von)
1815-1815: Infantry Regiment ‘Freiherr von Radivojevich’ Nr. 48           (Radivojevich, Feldmarschalleutnant Paul, Freiherr von)

Colonels:

1799: Gyulai von Maros-Nemeth und Nadaska, Oberst Albrecht, Graf
1805-1806: Brusch von Neuberg, Oberst Franz, Ritter
1806-1807: Bianchi, Oberst Freiherr
1807-1809: Hegyi, Oberst
1809-1809: Gabelkoven, Oberst Freiherr von
1809-1812: Rechenberg, Oberst Freiherr von
1812-1813: Seethal, Oberst von
1813-1815: Dressery, Oberst

Subordinate Officers (1799):

Beaut, Oberstleutnant Franz de
Szemere, Major Paul
Ketskes, Major Josef

Notes:

[1] Graffer’s ‘Oesterreichischer-Militar Alamach’ and one other source say Infantry Regiment Nr. 48 was ‘newly-raised’ when Vukassovich assumed command in 1799. The regiment, however, was not a completely-new formation (the formerly-Italian unit had been disbanded from 1795 to 1798).
[2] Feldmarschalleutnant Joseph-Philipp, Freiherr von Vukassovich (1755-1809) was mortally wounded at the Battle of Wagram.

Infantry Regiment Nr. 49 (German)

Regimental Designations and Colonels-in-Chief:

1792-1796: Infantry Regiment ‘Graf Pellegrini’ Nr. 49 (Pellegrini, Feldmarschall Karl-Klemens, Graf) [1]
1796: vacant
1797-1823: Infantry Regiment ‘Freiherr von Kerpen’ Nr. 49 (Kerpen, Feldmarschalleutnant Wilhelm, Freiherr von) [2]

Colonels:

1799: Gavassini, Oberst Aloys, Graf
1799: Hohenlohe-Bartenstein, Oberst Ludwig, Prinz
1804-1808: Mayer, Oberst von
1808-1813: Lang von Langenau, Oberst
1813-1815: O’Brien, Oberst Freiherr von

Subordinate Officers (1799):

Strachwitz, Oberstleutnant Wenzel, Freiherr
Gayer, Major Johann
Piltoletti, Major August

Notes:

[1] Karl-Klemens, Graf Pellegrini (1720-1796) had extensive service during the pre-French Revolutionary War period. He was promoted to Feldmarschall in 1778.
[2] Wilhelm, Freiherr von Kerpen (1741-1823) was promoted to Feldmarschalleutnant in 1797 and to Feldzugmeister in 1808. He retired in 1813.

Infantry Regiment Nr. 50 (German)

Regimental Designations and Colonels-in-Chief:

1773-1809: Infantry Regiment ‘Graf Stain’ Nr. 50 (Stain, Feldzugmeister Karl-Leopold, Graf)
1809: disbanded; still unrefomed in 1815

Colonels:

1799: Caracciolo, Oberst Johann, Graf
1805-1809: Mauroy de Merville, Oberst Franz, Freiherr [1]
1809-1809: Urban, Oberst von

Subordinate Officers (1799):

Schonthal, Oberstleutnant Johann
Eichler von Auritz, Major Ernst, Freiherr

Notes:

[1] Oberst Franz, Freiherr Mauroy de Merville was later promoted to Feldmarschalleutnant. He was made colonel-in-chief of Infantry Regiment Nr. 23 in 1815.

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Placed on the Napoleon Series: February 2005; Updated April 2005.

 

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