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Infantry Regiment Nr. 11

Infantry Regiment Nr. 12

Infantry Regiment Nr. 13

Infantry Regiment Nr. 14

Infantry Regiment Nr. 15

Infantry Regiment Nr. 16

Infantry Regiment Nr.17

Infantry Regiment Nr. 18

Infantry Regiment Nr. 19

Infantry Regiment Nr. 20

Bibliography

Prussian Infantry Regimental Colonels-in-Chief 1792 - 1806: Regiments 11 - 20

By Stephen Millar

Infantry Regiment Nr. 11

Infantry Regiment Nr. 11 was attached to l’Estocq’s [Eastern] Corps in 1806-1807. Battalion II of this unit fought at Eylau.

26.09.1790: Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, Generalmajor [later Generalleutnant] Friedrich Karl-Ludwig, Duke of (1757-1816) [1]

01.03.1798: Schoning, Oberst [later Generalleutnant] Ernst-Emanuel-Sigismund von (1743-1823)

[1] This officer’s title is sometimes mis-spelled ‘Holstein-Beck’.

Infantry Regiment Nr. 12

At the beginning of the 1806 Campaign, this regiment was attached to the Saxe-Weimar’s ‘Advanced Guard’ detachment. It surrendered with Generalmajor Gebhard-Leberecht von Blucher at Ratekau on 7 November.

20.10.1788: Kleist, Generalmajor [1802 General der Infanterie] Franz-Kasimir von (25.01.1736-30.03.1808) [1]

20.11.1800: Braunschweig-Oels, Oberst [later Generalmajor] Friedrich-Wilhelm, Duke of (1771-1815) [2]

[1] Kleist was later Governor of Magdeburg. He surrendered the city and its 24,000-man garrison on 18.11.1806.

[2] In 1806, Braunschweig-Oels commanded an infantry detachment in Saxe-Weimar’s ‘Advanced Guard’.

Infantry Regiment Nr. 13

Attached to Brunswick-Luneburg-Wolfenbuttel’s army in 1806, this regiment later surrendered at Prenzlau on 28.10.1806.

18.12.1774: Braun, Oberst [later General der Infanterie] Christoph-Heinrich-Gottlob von (25.10.1714-24.12.1798) [1]

29.12.1794: Arnim, Generalmajor [1806 Generalleutnant] Alexander-Wilhelm von (1738-1809) [2]

[1] Braun, awarded the ‘Pour le Merite’ in 1756, was appointed Military Commandant of Berlin in 1781.

[2] Arnim, awarded the ‘Pour le Merite’ in 1761, commanded a division at Auerstadt.

Infantry Regiment Nr. 14

Battalion I of Infantry Regiment Nr. 14 was attached to Generalleutnant l’Estocq’s (East Prussian) Corps. Battalion II was in Graudenz.

29.12.1786: Wildau, Oberst [later Generalleutnant] Franz-Ludolf-Ferdinand von (1726-1794)

29.12.1794: Larisch, Generalmajor [later Generalleutnant] Johann-Karl-Leopold von (1734-1811)

06.07.1795: Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen, Oberst [later Generalmajor] Georg-Friedrich, Prince of (1757-1803) [1]

20.12.1803: Besser, Generalmajor [later Generalleutnant] Ehrenreich-Wilhelm-Gottlieb von (1740-1807) [2]

[1] This officer should not be confused with General der Infanterie Friedrich-Ludwig, Prince of Hohenlohe-Inglefingen (1746-1818), the Prussian army commander at Jena.

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

Infantry Regiment ‘Garde’ Nr. 15

This regiment – consisting of a ‘Grenadier-garde’ battalion and a ‘Liebgarde’ battalion – formed part of Kuhnheim’s division in Braunschweig-Luneburg-Wolfenbuttel’s main army. It later surrendered with the Prince of Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen at Prenzlau on 28.10.1806.

10.08.1786: Kunitzky, Major [later Generalmajor] Franz-Georg-Gneomar von (1735-1799)

09.01.1793 [1]: Ingersleben, Oberstleutnant [later Generalmajor] Gebhard-Friedrich-Gottlob von (1741-1801) [2]

19.01.1798: Hirschfeld, Oberst [later General der Infanterie] Karl-Friedrich von (1747-1818) [3]

[1] Kunitzky became colonel-in-chief of Infantry Regiment Nr. 44 on 09.01.1793.

[2] Ingersleben was awarded the ‘Pour le Merite’ in 1794.

[3] Hirschfeld, awarded the ‘Pour le Merite’ in 1787, commanded an infantry brigade at Auerstadt.

Infantry Regiment Nr. 16

In 1806-7, this unit was in Danzig and later in East Prussia.

20.05.1792: Hausen, Oberst [later Generalleutnant] Friedrich-Wilhelm-Heinrich von (1738-1818)

01.10.1799 [1]: Diericke, Oberst [later Generalleutnant] Christoph-Friedrich-Otto von (1743-1819) [2]

[1] Hausen was awarded the ‘Pour le Merite’ in 1789.

[2] Diericke commanded an infantry detachment at Eylau in 1807.

Infantry Regiment Nr. 17

This regiment was attached to the Duke of Wurttemberg’s General Reserve. It fought at Halle on 17.10.1806 and later surrendered at Magdeburg.

04.12.1786: Brunneck, Generalmajor [1805 Generalfeldmarschall] Wilhelm-Magnus von (1727-1817) [1]

09.02.1793: Raumer, Generalleutnant Karl-Albrecht-Friedrich von (1729-1806)

06.07.1795: Langelair, Oberst [later Generalmajor] Friedrich-Karl von (1737-1802)

20.03.1802: Tresckow, Generalmajor Karl-Peter von (1742-1811)

[1] Brunneck was later Governor of Konigsberg.

Infantry Regiment Nr. 18

This regiment formed part of Kuhnheim’s division in Braunschweig-Luneburg-Wolfenbuttel’s army. It later surrendered with the Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen at Prenzlau on 28.10.1806.

28.03.1790: Prussia, Oberst Friedrich-Wilhelm, Crown Prince of [1797 King Friedrich-Wilhelm III] (1770-1840) [1]

[1] King Friedrich-Wilhelm III was present at Auerstadt.

Infantry Regiment Nr. 19

This regiment surrendered at Magdeburg.

25.06.1763: Braunschweig-Luneburg-Oels, Generalmajor [later General der Infanterie] Friedrich-August, Duke of (1740-1805)

20.03.1794: Gotze, Generalmajor [later Generalleutnant] Karl-Ludwig-Bogislav von (1743-1806) [1]

17.02.1806: Oranien-Fulda, Generalleutnant Wilhelm-Friedrich, Prince of [later Prince of Oranien and King of the Netherlands] (1772-1843) [2]

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

[2] Oranien-Fulda commanded a division at Auerstadt.

Infantry Regiment Nr. 20

This regiment was attached to Wartensleben’s division in Braunschweig-Luneburg-Wolfenbuttel’s army. It later surrendered at Magdeburg.

01.03.1786: Bornstedt, Generalmajor [later Generalleutnant] Dietrich-Eugen-Philipp von (1726-1793)

23.02.1793 [1]: Baden, Generalmajor [later Generalleutnant] Ludwig-Wilhelm-August, Prince of (1763-1830)

23.02.1795: Prussia, Generalmajor [later Generalleutnant] Louis-Ferdinand, Prince of (1772-1806) [2]

[1] Borstedt was awarded the ‘Pour le Merite’ in 1774.

[2] Louis-Ferdinand was killed at Saalfeld on 10.10.1806.

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/

http://www.uni-magdeburg.de/mbl/Biografien/0314.htm

 

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