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Infantry Regiment Nr. 41

Infantry Regiment Nr. 42

Infantry Regiment Nr. 43

Infantry Regiment Nr. 44

Infantry Regiment Nr. 45

Infantry Regiment Nr. 46

Infantry Regiment Nr. 47

Infantry Regiment Nr. 48

Infantry Regiment Nr. 49

Infantry Regiment Nr. 50

Bibliography


Prussian Infantry Regimental Colonels-in-Chief 1792 - 1806: Regiments 41 - 50

By Stephen Millar

Infantry Regiment Nr. 41

This regiment had been left in Westphalia and was not present at either Jena or Auerstadt.

20.05.1782: Woldeck von Arneburg, Generalmajor [later Generalleutnant] Alexander-Friedrich (1720-1795) [1]
07.11.1792: Schladen, Oberst [later Generalleutnant] Karl-Friedrich-Gottlieb von (1730-1806)
24.09.1804: Lettow, Generalmajor Karl-Ernst-Ludwig von (1746-1826)

[1] Woldeck was later appointed Governor of Wesel.
[2] Schladen was awarded the ‘Pour le Merite’ in 1779.

Infantry Regiment Nr. 42

In 1806, Infantry Regiment Nr. 42 was assigned to L’Estocq’s [eastern] corps.

07.02.1789: Hanenfeldt, Oberst [later Generalleutnant] Nikolaus-Reinhold von (1723-1805) [1]
29.12.1794: Luttwitz, Generalmajor Kaspar-Sigismund von (1732-1796)
05.04.1796: Plotz, Oberst [later Generalleutnant] Franz-Heinrich-Christian von (1740-1819) [2]

[1] Hanenfeldt was awarded the ‘Pour le Merite’ in 1786.
[2] Plotz was awarded the ‘Pour le Merite’ in 1802.

Infantry Regiment Nr. 43

This unit was assigned to Ruchel’s corps and later surrendered at Magdeburg.

24.01.1776: Anhalt, Oberst [later General der Infanterie] Leopold-Ludwig, Graf von (1729-1795)
19.05.1795: Wartensleben, Generalmajor [later Generalleutnant] Alexander-Leopold, Graf von (1744-1822) [1]
24.01.1803: Strachwitz, Generalmajor Christian-Georg-Ludwig von (1740-1812) [2]

[1] Wartensleben commanded a division at Auerstadt.
[2] Strachwitz had previously been colonel-in-chief of Infantry Regiment Nr. 44 [see below].

Infantry Regiment Nr. 44

This regiment had been left in Westphalia. Elements of the unit surrendered at Hameln on 22.11.1806.

31.08.1791: Dohna-Lauck, Oberst [later Generalmajor] August, Burggraf und Graf zu (1728-1793)
09.01.1793: Kunitzky, Generalmajor Franz-Georg-Gneomar von (1735-1799)
14.02.1799: Strachwitz, Oberst [later Generalmajor] Ludwig von (1740-1812)
03.05.1803: Hagken, Oberst [later Generalmajor] Christian-Alexander, Freiherr von (1744-1808)

Infantry Regiment Nr. 45

This regiment fought in Tauentzien’s detachment at Jena. Elements of the unit subsequently surrendered at Erfurt and Magdeburg.

01.03.1786: Eckartsberg, Generalmajor Johann-Ludwig von (1723-1793)
10.04.1792: Gravenitz, Oberst [later General der Infanterie] Friedrich-Wilhelm-August von (1730-1809) [1]
06.07.1795: Unruh, Oberst [later Generalleutnant] Karl-Philipp von (1731-1805)
19.10.1805: Zweiffel, Oberst [later Generalmajor] Johann-Christian von (1745-1817) [2]

[1] Gravenitz was awarded the ‘Pour le Merite’ in 1791.
[2] Zweiffel commanded an infantry brigade at Jena.

Infantry Regiment Nr. 46

Not present at Jena or Auerstadt, Infantry Regiment Nr. 46 surrendered at Breslau on 05.01.1807.

17.06.1779: Pfuel, Oberst [later General der Infanterie] Ernst-Ludwig von (1716-1798) [1]
29.12.1794: Thile, Generalmajor [later Generalleutnant] Alexander-Heinrich von [2]

[1] Pfuel was later appointed Governor of Spandau.
[2] Thile was awarded the ‘Pour le Merite’ in 1802.

Infantry Regiment Nr. 47

Assigned to Grawert’s division, Infantry Regiment Nr. 47 fought at Jena. It later surrendered at Magdeburg on 08.11.1806.

26.09.1790: Hertzberg, Generalmajor [later Generalleutnant] Johann-Karl, Graf von (1731-1798) [1]
12.09.1797: Grawert, Oberst [later General der Infanterie] Julius-August-Reinhold von (1746-1821) [2]

[1] Herzberg was awarded the ‘Pour le Merite’ in 1789.
[2] Grawert commanded a division at Jena.

Infantry Regiment Nr. 48

This regiment had been left in Erfurt. It surrendered there on 16.10.1806.

21.01.1791: Schlieffen, Generalleutnant Martin-Ernst von (1732-1825) [1]
04.07.1792: Kothen, Generalmajor Georg-Bogislav von (1722-1808)
12.02.1797: Hessen-Kassel, Generalfeldmarschall Wilhelm I, Landgrave of (1743-1821)  [2]

[1] Schlieffen was later appointed Governor of Wesel.
[2] In 1803, Wilhelm I was created ‘Kurfürst of Hessen’.

Infantry Regiment Nr. 49

Infantry Regiment Nr. 49 fought at Saalfeld on 10.10.1806. It later surrendered at Magdeburg.

01.06.1788: Borch, Generalmajor [later Generalleutnant] Otto-Heinrich-Friedrich von (1723-1799)
29.12.1794: Schonfeldt, Generalmajor Friedrich-Wilhelm von (1730-1805) [1]
02.10.1800: Muffling, Oberst [later Generalmajor] Johann-Friedrich-Wilhelm, Freiherr von (1742-1808) [2]

[1] This officer’s surname is sometimes mis-spelled ‘Schanfeldt’.
[2] This officer should not be confused with the Duke of Wellington’s Prussian commissioner in the Waterloo Campaign: the future Generalfeldmarschall Friedrich-Karl-Ferdinand, Freiherr von Muffling [gen. Weiss] (1775-1851).

Infantry Regiment Nr. 50

Part of Grawert’s division at Jena, elements of this regiment later surrendered at Erfurt and Magdeburg.

23.11.1778: Troschke, Oberst [later Generalmajor] Ludwig-Gottlieb von
29.12.1794: Steensen, Generalleutnant Georg von (1734-1812) [1]
01.10.1799: Sanitz, Oberst [later Generalleutnant] Karl-Wilhelm von (1747-1821) [2]

[1] Steensen was later Governor of Niesse
[2] Sanitz was a brigade commander in Prittwitz’s division at Jena.

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/


 

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