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Infantry Regiment Nr. 1

Infantry Regiment Nr. 2

Infantry Regiment Nr. 3

Infantry Regiment Nr. 4

Infantry Regiment Nr. 5

Infantry Regiment Nr. 6

Infantry Regiment Nr. 7

Infantry Regiment Nr. 8

Infantry Regiment Nr. 9

Infantry Regiment Nr. 10

Bibliography

Prussian Infantry Regimental Colonels-in-Chief 1792 - 1806: Regiments 1 - 10

By Stephen Millar

Infantry Regiment Nr. 1

Attached to the Duke of Saxe-Weimar’s Advanced Guard in 1806, Battalions I and II of Infantry Regiment Nr. 1 surrendered at Ratekau on 7 November.

30.04.1778: Bornstedt, Generalmajor [later Generalleutnant] Hans-Ehrenreich von (1722-1807)

04.12.1792: Kuhnheim, Oberst [later Generalleutnant; 1798: Graf] Johann-Ernst von (1730-1818) [1]

Notes: [1] Kuhnheim commanded a division at Auerstadt in 1806.

Infantry Regiment Nr. 2

Attached to l’Estocq’s [eastern] Reserve Corps in 1806, Infantry Regiment Nr. 2 fought at Eylau in 1807.

08.12.1786: Henckel von Donnersmarck, Generalmajor [later Generalleutnant] Viktor-Amadeus, Graf (1727-1793) [1]

09.02.1793: Brunnecke, Generalleutnant [later Generalfeldmarschall] Wilhelm-Magnus von (1727-1817) [2]

17.08.1805: Ruchel, Generalleutnant [later General der Infanterie] Ernst-Friedrich-Wilhelm-Philipp von (1754-1823) [3]

Notes:

[1] Brunnecke, awarded the ‘Pour le Merite’ in 1760, was promoted to the rank of Generalfeldmarschall in 1805.

[2] Henckel von Donnersmarck was awarded the ‘Pour le Merite’ in 1757.

[3] Ruchel commanded a semi-independent corps during the 1806 Campaign. He fought at Jena on 14 October, surrendering his troops two days later at Erfurt (Baron de Marbot’s memoirs mistakenly say Ruchel was killed during the battle).

Infantry Regiment Nr. 3

Infantry Regiment Nr. 3 surrendered at Magdeburg on 8 November 1806.

03.06.1788: Thadden, Generalmajor [later Generalleutnant] Johann-Leopold von (1735-1817)

01.10.1800: Renouard, Generalmajor Johann-Jeremias von (1741-1810) [1]

Notes: [1] Renouard commanded an infantry brigade at Auerstadt.

Infantry Regiment Nr. 4

Attached to the Duke of Wurttemberg’s Reserve Corps in 1806, Infantry Regiment Nr. 4 fought at Halle on 18 October. Battalions I and II surrendered at Ratekau on 7 November.

12.07.1789: Amaudruz, Generalmajor [later Generalleutnant] Benjamin von (1735-1797) [1]

09.05.1797: Kalckreuth, Oberst {later Generalleutnant] Wilhelm-Heinrich-Adolf von (1735-1811) [2]

Notes:

[1] Amaudruz was awarded the ‘Pour le Merite’ in 1787.

[2] This officer should not be confused with Generalfeldmarschall Friedrich-Adolf, Graf von Kalckreuth (1737-1818).

Infantry Regiment Nr. 5

Attached to the Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel’s main army in 1806, Infantry Regiment Nr. 5 surrendered on 8 November at Magdeburg.

26.08.1789: Kalckstein, Generalleutnant Ludwig-Karl von (1725-1800) [1]

20.11.1800: Kleist, Generalleutnant [later General der Infanterie] Franz-Kasimir von (1736-1808)

Notes: [1] This officer did not reach the rank of Generalfeldmarschall; he should not be confused with Generalfeldmarschall Christoph-Wilhelm von Kalckstein (1682-1759).

Infantry Regiment ‘Grenadier-Garde’ Nr. 6

This unit was one of two Prussian guard infantry regiments. Attached to the Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel’s main army in 1806, Infantry Regiment Nr. 6 surrendered at Erfurt and Prenzlau.

17.06.1779: Rohdich, Generalmajor [later General der Infanterie] Friedrich-Wilhelm von (1719-1796)

29.01.1796: Roder, Generalmajor [later Generalleutnant] Friedrich-Adrian-Dietrich von (1730-1802)

19.01.1798: Ingersleben, Oberst [later Generalmajor] Gebhard-Friedrich-Gottlob von (1741-1801) [1]

21.12.1801: Edler von Le Coq, Oberst [later Generalmajor] Karl-Ludwig-Jakob (1754-1829)

Notes: [1] Ingersleben was awarded the ‘Pour le Merite’ in 1794.

Infantry Regiment Nr. 7

Attached to the Duke of Saxe-Weimar’s Advanced Guard in 1806, Battalions I and II of Infantry Regiment Nr. 7 surrendered at Ratekau on 7 November.

26.09.1790: Owstein, Generalmajor [later Generalleutnant] Karl-Philipp von (1736-1811)

Infantry Regiment Nr. 8

This unit was attached to l’Estocq’s [eastern] Reserve Corps in 1806.

31.08.1791: Pirch, Generalmajor [later General der Infanterie] Franz-Otto von (1733-1813) [1]

26.12.1795: Ruts, Generalmajor [later Generalleutnant] Friedrich-Leopold von (1736-1811)

Notes: [1] This officer should not be confused with Generalmajor [later Generalleutnant] Georg-Dubislav-Ludwig von Pirch (1763-1838), the commander of Prussian II Corps during the Waterloo Campaign).

Infantry Regiment Nr. 9

Attached to Ruchel’s Corps in 1806, Battalions I and II of Infantry Regiment Nr. 9 surrendered in Erfurt on 16 October.

20.05.1782: Boninghausen [gen. von Budberg], Generalmajor [later Generalleutnant] Alexander von (1717-1802)

07.11.1792: Manstein, Oberst [later Generalmajor] Wilhelm-Dietrich von (1741-1809)

18.08.1796: Winning, Oberst [later General der Infanterie] Christian-Ludwig von (1736-1822) [1]

06.12.1796: Brehmer, Oberst [later Generalmajor] Johann-Friedrich von (1737-1802)

20.03.1802: Schenck zu Schweinsberg, Oberst [later Generalmajor] Johann-Friedrich, Freiherr von (1750-1819)

Notes:

[1] After Jena-Auerstadt, Winning assumed command of the Prussian Army’s Advanced Guard detachment from the Duke of Sachsen-Weimar. Winning’s troops surrendered at Ratekau on 7 November 1806.

Infantry Regiment Nr. 10

Infantry Regiment Nr. 10 was garrisoned in Herford and Bielefeld [1746-1796] and Bielefeld [1801-1806]. Attached to Ruchel’s Corps in 1806, Battalions I and II of the regiment surrendered in Erfurt on 16 October.

01.12.1788: Romberg, Generalmajor [later Generalleutnant] Friedrich-Gisbert-Wilhelm, Freiherr von (1729-1809) [1]

10.07.1799: Burghagen, Generalmajor Wilhelm-Albrecht von (1739-1799)

01.10.1799: Besser, Generalmajor [later Generalleutnant] Ehrenreich-Wilhelm-Gottlieb von (1740-1807) [2]

20.12.1803: Wedel, Oberst [later Generalmajor] Karl-Alexander von (1741-1807) [3]

Notes:

[1] Romberg was later Governor of Stettin.

[2] Besser was awarded the ‘Pour le Merite’ in 1804.

[3] Wedel commanded an infantry brigade at Auerstadt in 1806.

Bibliography:

http://www.lexikon-deutschegenerale.de/f_pr.html

http://www.preussenweb.de/preussen.htm

http://home.foni.net/~adelsforschung/ind03.htm

http://napoleon-series.org

http://members.iweb.net.au/~steveoc/models/pg_nap_pru1806.html

http://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/

http://www.napoleon-online.de/

http://www.grosser-generalstab.de/

http://www.napoleonicminiatureswargame.com/

 

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