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Infantry Regiment Nr. 51 (Hungarian)

Infantry Regiment Nr. 52 (Hungarian)

Infantry Regiment Nr. 53 (Hungarian)

Infantry Regiment Nr. 54 (German)

Infantry Regiment Nr. 55 (Polish)

Infantry Regiment Nr. 56 (German)

Infantry Regiment Nr. 57 (German)

Infantry Regiment Nr. 58 (German)

Infantry Regiment Nr. 59 (German)

Infantry Regiment Nr. 60 (Hungarian)

Bibliography

Austrian Infantry Regiments and Their Commanders 1792-1815: Line Infantry Regiments Nrs. 51 - 60

By Stephen Millar

Note: Each regiment is listed with its final unit designation of the Napoleonic Wars.

Infantry Regiment Nr. 51 (Hungarian)

Regimental designations and colonels-in-chief:

1788-1815: Infantry Regiment ‘Freiherr Splenyi’ Nr. 51 (Splenyi von Mihaldy, Feldmarschalleutnant Gabriel, Freiherr)

Colonels:

1799-1800: Augustinetz, Oberst Jacques
1800-1807: Novak, Oberst Ignaz von
1807-1809: Scharlach, Oberst von
1809-1814: Scharlach, Oberst von
1814-1815: Berger von der Pleisse, Oberst Johann, Freiherr [1]

Subordinate officers (1799):

Eross, Oberstleutnant Gabriel
Novack, Major Ignaz
Hetzeln, Major

[1] Oberst Johann, Freiherr Berger von der Pleisse was later awarded the Military Order of Maria-Theresa.

Infantry Regiment Nr. 52 (Hungarian)

Regimental designations and colonels-in-chief:

1791-1804: Infantry Regiment ‘Erzherzog Anton’ Nr. 52 (Anton-Viktor-Joseph-Johann-Raimund, Erzherzog von Osterreich)
1804-1878: Infantry Regiment ‘Erzherzog Franz’ (Franz-Karl, Erzherzog von Osterreich) [1]

Deputy colonels-in-chief:

1803: Rukavina von Bonyograd, Feldmarschalleutnant Mattias [2]

Colonels:

1799-1800: Khuen, Oberst Johann, Graf
1800-1807: Gajoli, Oberst von
1807-1809: Gyurkovics, Oberst von
1809-1815: Collenbach, Oberst Freiherr von
1815-1815: Habinay de Terstina, Oberst

Subordinate officers (1799):

Gorschen, Oberstleutnant Karl, Freiherr
Gajoli, Major Anton
Rofales, Major Aloys, Marquis

[1] Archduke Franz-Karl (1802-1878) was a son of Franz I.
[2] Generalmajor Mattias Rukavina von Bonyograd won the Military Order of Maria-Theresa in 1796.

Infantry Regiment Nr. 53 (Hungarian)

Regimental designations and colonels-in-chief:

1791-1814: Infantry Regiment ‘Johann, Freiherr Jellacic’ Nr. 53 (Jellacic de Buzim, Feldmarschalleutnant Johann, Freiherr)
1814-1815: Infantry Regiment ‘Freiherr von Hiller’ Nr. 53 (Hiller, Feldzugmeister Johann, Freiherr von) [1]

Colonels:

1799-1801: Szenassy, Oberst
1801-1806: Pers, Oberst von
1806-1809: Papp, Oberst von
1809-1813: Volkmann, Oberst von
1813-1815: Muhlen, Oberst von der
1815-1815: Kinsky, Oberst Graf

Subordinate officers (1799):

Kussevich, Oberstleutnant Johann
Athanasievich, Major Michael
Malmberg, Major Wilhelm
Vukassevich, Major

[1] Feldzugmeister Johann, Freiherr von Hiller had previously been colonel-in-chief of Line Infantry Regiment Nr. 2.

Infantry Regiment Nr. 54 (German)

Regimental designations and colonels-in-chief:

1769-1805: Infantry Regiment ‘Graf Callenberg’ Nr. 54 (Callenberg, Feldmarschalleutnant Karl, Graf)
1805-1821: Infantry Regiment ‘Freiherr Froon’ Nr. 54 (Froon von Kirchrath, Feldmarschalleutnant Josef, Freiherr) [1]

Colonels:

1799-1800: Maggauli, Oberst Eduard, Graf
1800-1808: Pflacher, Oberst Franz, Freiherr von
1808-1811: Andrassy, Oberst Freiherr von
1811-1813: Quallenberg, Oberst von
1813-1815: Taizon, Oberst Chevalier von

Subordinate officers (1799):

Bach, Oberstleutnant Johann
Dieze, Major
Pflacher, Major Franz, Freiherr von

[1] Feldmarschalleutnant Josef, Freiherr Froon von Kirchrath (1740-1821) was later promoted to the rank of Feldzugmeister.

Infantry Regiment Nr. 55 (Polish)

Regimental designations and colonels-in-chief:

1768-1803: Infantry Regiment ‘Josef, Graf Murray’ Nr. 55 (Murray de Melgum, Feldmarschalleutnant Josef-Jakob, Graf)
1803-1809: Infantry Regiment ‘Furst Reuss zu Greiz’ Nr. 55 (Reuss zu Greiz, Feldmarschalleutnant Heinrich XIII, Furst) [1]
1809: disbanded; not yet reformed in 1815

Colonels:

1799: Paulus, Oberst Heinrich
1805-1809: Koller, Oberst von
1809-1809: Gober, Oberst von

Subordinate officers (1799):

Wolff de Langprest, Oberstleutnant
Zinzerling, Major Freiherr
Murray de Melgum, Major Graf

[1] After this regiment was disbanded in 1809, Heinrich XIII, Furst Reuss zu Greiz was made colonel-in-chief of Infantry Regiment Nr. 18.

Infantry Regiment Nr. 56 (German)

Regimental designations and colonels-in-chief:

1784-1815: Infantry Regiment ‘Wenzel, Graf Colloredo’ Nr. 56 (Colloredo-Waldsee, Feldmarschalleutnant Wenzel, Graf)

Colonels:

1799-1800: Ditrich von Adelsfels, Oberst Leopold, Freiherr
1800-1806: Pfanzelter, Oberst
1806-1807: Ziegler von Zieglegg, Oberst Nepomuk, Chevalier
1807-1809: Giffing, Oberst von
1809-1815: Laiml, Oberst von

Subordinate officers (1799):

Vermatti von Vermersfeld, Oberstleutnant Anton
Ziegler von Zieglegg, Major Nepomuk, Chevalier
Schirmir, Major Johann

Infantry Regiment Nr. 57 (German)

Regimental designations and colonels-in-chief:

1769-1818: Infantry Regiment ‘Josef, Graf Colloredo’ Nr. 57 (Colloredo-Waldsee, Feldmarschalleutnant Josef, Graf) [1]

Colonels:

1799: Sticker von Haymingthal, Oberst Franz
1804-1809: Reinwald von Waldegg, Oberst
1809-1813: Ellger, Oberst Chevalier
1813-1815: Kraus, Oberst von

Subordinate officers (1799):

Beffele, Oberstleutnant Jacques
Andujar, Oberstleutnant Alfons
Mofer, Major Franz
St. Julien, Major Graf

[1] Several sources state Josef, Graf Colloredo-Waldsee (1735-1818) was later promoted to the rank of Feldmarschall.

Infantry Regiment Nr. 58 (German)

Regimental designations and colonels-in-chief:

1792-1794: Infantry Regiment ‘Vierfet’ Nr. 58 (Vierfet, Karl-Albrecht) [1]
1794-1819: Infantry Regiment ‘Beaulieu’ Nr. 58 (Beaulieu, Feldzugmeister Jean-Pierre de) [2]

Colonels:

1799: Zograidt, Oberst Josef, Freiherr
1804-1806: Lind, Oberst
1806-1811: Frohauf, Oberst von
1811-1812: Jacquet de Lompret, Oberst Chevalier
1812-1815: Kinsky, Oberst Graf

Subordinate officers (1799):

Prouvy, Oberstleutnant
Aigremont, Major Anton, Chevalier
Schulz von Rothacker, Major Franz

[1] This colonel-in-chief is listed in Graffer’s work. No further biographical information was available.
[2] Feldzugmeister Jean-Pierre de Beaulieu (1725-1819) retired from the Austrian army in 1796 after a series of defeats in Italy.

Infantry Regiment Nr. 59 (German)

Regimental designations and colonels-in-chief:

1790-1815: Infantry Regiment ‘Jordis’ Nr. 59 (Jordis, Feldmarschalleutnant Alexander von)
1815-1830: Infantry Regiment ‘Grossherzog von Baden’ Nr. 59 (Karl-Ludwig, Grossherzog von Baden) [1]

Colonels:

1799: Fenzel von Baumgarten, Ferdinand, Freiherr
1805-1809: Adler, Oberst
1809-1811: Wewelt, Oberst Freiherr von
1811-1813: Mayer von Heldensfeld, Oberst
1813-1815: Klein, Oberst von

Subordinate officers (1799):

Hogel, Oberstleutnant Franz
Budischowsky, Major Anton
Quosdenchevich, Major Stephan

[1] Karl-Ludwig (1763-1830) became Grand-Duke of Baden in 1811.

Infantry Regiment Nr. 60 (Hungarian)

Formed 1798

Regimental designations and colonels-in-chief:

1798-1801: vacant
1801-1831: Infantry Regiment ‘Ignaz, Graf Gyulai’ Nr. 60 (Gyulai von Maros-Nemeth und Nadaska, Feldzugmeister Ignaz, Graf) [1]

Colonels:

1799: Plunkett, Oberst Maximillian, Graf
1805-1809: Mariassy de Markus et Batis-Falva, Oberst Andreas, Freiherr
1809-1809: Weissenwolf, Oberst Nikolaus, Graf
1809-1814: Trenck, Oberst Freiherr von der
1814-1815: Czarnotzay von Charlottenburg, Oberst Chevalier

Subordinate officers (1799):

Hafzlinger, Oberstleutnant
Colloredo, Major Hieronymus, Graf
Mocsary de Bocsar, Major Peter

[1] Ignaz, Graf Gyulai von Maros-Nemeth und Nadaska (1763-1831) was born in Transylvania. He was promoted to Generalmajor in 1797, to Feldmarschalleutnant in 1800, and to Feldzugmeister in 1813.

Bibliography

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