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Infantry Regiment Nr. 31

Infantry Regiment Nr. 32

Infantry Regiment Nr. 33

Infantry Regiment Nr. 34

Infantry Regiment Nr. 35

Infantry Regiment Nr. 36

Infantry Regiment Nr. 37

Infantry Regiment Nr. 38

Infantry Regiment Nr. 39

Infantry Regiment Nr. 40

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Prussian Infantry Regimental Colonels-in-Chief 1792 - 1806: Regiments 31 - 40

By Stephen Millar

Infantry Regiment Nr. 31

This regiment was not present at Jena or Auerstadt. It surrendered at Schweidnitz.

20.05.1791: Borcke, Generalmajor Philipp-Ernst von (1727-1792)
20.05.1792: Lattorff, Oberst [later Generalleutnant] Lebrecht-Friedrich von (1733-1808) [1]
20.05.1800: Oldenburg, Oberst [later Generalmajor] Bernhard-Vollrad-Dietrich von (1744-1805) [2]
16.07.1805: Kropff, Generalmajor Theodor-Leopold-Heinrich von (1738-1819) [3]

[1] Lattorff was later appointed Governor of Kustrin.
[2] Oldenburg was awarded the ‘Pour le Merite’ in 1794.
[3] Kropff was awarded the ‘Pour le Merite’ in 1803.

Infantry Regiment Nr. 32

Infantry Regiment Nr. 32 formed part of Grawert’s division at Jena. Portions of the unit later surrendered at Erfurt and Prenzlau.

01.03.1786: Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen, Generalmajor [later General der Infanterie] Friedrich-Ludwig, Prince of (1746-1818) [1]

[1] Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen commanded the Prussian-Saxon Army at Jena.

Infantry Regiment Nr. 33

Infantry Regiment Nr. 33 formed part of Schmettau’s division at Auerstadt. It later surrendered at Magdeburg.

24.09.1784: Gotzen, Generalmajor [later Generalleutnant] Friedrich-Wilhelm von {1734-1794) [1]
18.03.1794: Pfau, Generalmajor Theodor-Philipp von (1725-1794)
07.12.1794: Jacquier de Berney von Favrat, Generalleutnant [later General der Infanterie] Francois-Andre (1730-1804)
24.09.1804: Schierstedt, Generalmajor August-Wilhelm-Ludwig von (1746-1830)
31.12.1804: Alvensleben, Oberst [later Generalmajor] Ludolph-August-Friedrich von (1743-1822) [2]

[1] Gotzen was later appointed Governor of Glatz.
[2] Alvensleben commanded an infantry brigade in Schmettau’s division at Auerstadt.

Infantry Regiment Nr. 34

This regiment formed part of Oranien’s division at Auerstadt. It subsequently surrendered at Pasewalk [29.10.1806].

28.06.1740: Prussia, Oberst [later General der Infanterie] Ferdinand-August, Prince of (25.05.1730-02.05.1813) [1]

[1] Ferdinand-August, Prince of Prussia, was the youngest brother of King Friedrich II (Frederick the Great).

Infantry Regiment Nr. 35

Infantry Regiment Nr. 35 formed part of Schmettau’s division at Auerstadt. Elements of the unit surrendered at Erfurt and Magdeburg.

27.06.1740: Prussia, Oberst [later General der Infanterie] Heinrich-Friedrich-Ludwig, Prince of (18.01.1726-03.08.1802) [1]
03.08.1802: vacant

[1] Heinrich-Friedrich-Ludwig, Prince of Prussia, was another brother of King Friedrich II (Frederick the Great).

Infantry Regiment Nr. 36

This regiment formed part of Oranien’s division at Auerstadt. It later surrendered at Magdeburg.

29.12.1786: Raumer, Generalmajor [later Generalleutnant] Karl-Albrecht-Friedrich von (1729-1806)
23.02.1793: Puttkamer, Oberst [later Generalleutnant] Georg Hennig von (1728-1814) [1]

[1] Puttkamer was awarded the ‘Pour le Merite’ in 1788.

Infantry Regiment Nr. 37

Infantry Regiment Nr. 37 formed part of Ruchel’s Corps at Jena. It later surrendered at Magdeburg.

05.04.1785: Wolfframsdorff, Oberst [later Generalleutnant] Adam-Heinrich von (1722-1799)
29.12.1794: Hiller von Gartringen, Generalmajor Johann-Eberhard, Freiherr (1735-1799) [1]
26.02.1799: Stockhausen, Oberst [later Generalmajor] Johann-Friedrich-Gustav von (1743-1804)
24.09.1804: Tschepe, Oberst [later Generalmajor] Karl-Gottlieb von [2]

[1] Sources sometimes are confused with the surname ‘Hiller von Gartringen’. This officer should not be mistaken for either Generalmajor Johann-Rudolph, Freiherr Hiller von Gartringen (1771-1831) or General der Infanterie Johann-Friedrich, Freiherr Hiller von Gartringen (1772-1856).
[2] Tschepe was awarded the ‘Pour le Merite’ in 1802.

Infantry Regiment Nr. 38

This regiment was not present at Jena or Auerstadt.

11.02.1790: Vietinghoff, Generalmajor [later Generalleutnant] August-Wilhelm, Freiherr von {1728-1796) [1]
01.05.1796: Marwitz, Oberst [later Generalmajor] Karl-Christian-August von der (1736-1800) [2]
09.09.1800: Pelchrzim, Oberst [later Generalmajor] Karl-Gottlieb von (1742-1807)

[1] This officer’s surname is sometimes mis-spelled ‘Vittinghof’.
[2] This officer should not be confused with Generalmajor Kurt-August von der Marwitz (1737-1808).

Infantry Regiment Nr. 39

Infantry Regiment Nr. 39 formed part of Grawert’s division at Jena. It later surrendered at Magdeburg.

11.12.1783: Konitz, Oberst [later Generalleutnant] Christian-Ludwig von [1]
23.03.1793: Crousaz, Oberst [later Generalmajor] Daniel-Noah-Louis von (1744-1811)
12.11.1800: Zastrow, Oberst [later Generalmajor] August-Friedrich-Wilhelm-Franz von (1749-1833) [2]

[1] The sole officer in the Prussian Army with the surname ‘Konitz’ was Generalmajor Heinrich-Gottlieb von Konitz (1725-1790). If this officer was in fact the colonel-in-chief of Infantry Regiment Nr. 39, then the unit’s proprietorship was vacant from 1790 (when Konitz died) to 1793 (when Crousaz took over).
[2] This officer should not be confused with General der Infanterie Friedrich-Wilhelm-Christian von Zastrow (1752-1830).

Infantry Regiment Nr. 40

Infantry Regiment Nr. 40 was part of Schmettau’s division at Auerstadt. Elements of this unit surrendered at Erfurt and Magdeburg.

20.05.1791: Pfuel, Generalmajor Karl-Ludwig von (1725-1803) [1]
29.12.1794: Steinwehr, Generalmajor [later Generalleutnant] Friedrich-Wilhelm von (1733-1809)
19.10.1805: Schimonski, Oberst [later Generalmajor] Dietrich-Leberecht von (1740-1826) [2]

[1] This officer should not be mistaken for Generalmajor Karl-Ludwig-August-Friedrich von Pfuel (1757-1826).
[2] This officer – a brigade commander in Schmettau’s division at Auerstadt – should not be confused with Generalmajor Christian-Friedrich von Schimonski (1745-1813).

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.napoleon-online.de/
http://www.grosser-generalstab.de/
http://www.napoleonicminiatureswargame.com/
http://www.histofig.com/
http://demo.treeshare.com/individual.php?pid=I7323&ged=Royal_Family.ged

 

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