Prussian Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

Prussian Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815: Schramm, Ernst Christian Friedrich Karl Ludwig von

Schramm, Ernst Christian Friedrich Karl Ludwig von (1143)

Born in 1740 in the Mittelmark (Brandenburg); on 1 February 1758, he entered Prussian military service as a gunner in the artillery. In the Seven Years` War he fought at Hochkirch, the battles of Kunersdorf, Torgau and Freiberg, the sieges of Schweidnitz and Kolberg. In 1760, he was promoted to Bombardier, and during 1761, was promoted to Feuerwerker (NCO). On 19 January 1762, he was commissioned as Sklt; on 3 October 1777, he was promoted to Stkpt and Feuerwerksmeister in the Feldartilleriekorps. He served in the War of the Bavarian Succession 1778/9, and on 28 June 1789, was promoted to Kpt and Kiech in the 3rd Artillery Regiment and appointed Oberfeuerwerksmeister (Senior Ammunition Technical Officer). He fought against France from 1793 – 1795 at the siege of Mainz, for which he was awarded the PLM on 23 Jun 1793. On 27 July 1793, he was promoted to Maj, and on 15 December 1797, was promoted to Obstlt and appointed Chef of the Garnisons-Artillerie Kompagnie in Graudenz fortress and commander of all the fortress artillery in Prussian Pomerania. On 10 October 1803, he was appointed Deputy Commandant of Graudenz fortress, and on 21 Jul 1807, was promoted to GM. On 1 August 1807, he took over command of Graudenz from GFM von Courbiere who was 73 years old. The place was successfully defended from 22 January to12 December 1807. On 4 February 1808, he was ennobled; he retired on 20 October 1808 with a pension of Thlr 800 p.a. He died on 1 April 1815 in Graudenz.


Placed on the Napoleon Series: April 2012


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