Prussian Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815

Prussian Generals of the Napoleonic Wars  1793-1815: Kalkreuth, Wilhelm Heinrich Adolf von

By: Digby Smith

Kalkreuth, Wilhelm Heinrich Adolf von (40/956)

Born on 15 Apr 1735 in Schwedt / Oder; his father, Ernst Georg, was Chef of a garrison battalion and commandant of Emden. Entered military service in 1756 as Gfkpl, Grsn Bn von Kalkreuth Nr 12. 1756 - 1763 - served in the Seven Years War at the battles of Rossbach and Leuthen, the raid on Hochkirch and the clash at Landshut. 16 August 1757 – promoted to Frch; 28 August 1758 – promoted to Sklt; 3 April 1763 – promoted to Prlt in the IR von Fouque Nr 33. 30 August 1765 – promoted to Stkpt; 2 January 1771 – promoted to Kpt and Kiech; 1778 - 1779 - served in the war against Austria. 1 January 1784 – promoted to Maj; 3 May 1785 – appointed Bn Kdr. 29 July 1789 – appointed Kdr of the IR von Götzen Nr 33. 20 May 1791 – promoted to Obstlt; 26 August 1791 – awarded the PLM. 6 February 1793 – promoted to Obst. 1794 - 1795 – took part in the war with Poland; present at the occupation of Radom and Opoznow. 6 May 1797 – appointed Chef of IR von Amandruz Nr 4. 8 June 1798 – promoted to GM; 26 May 1806 – promoted to GL; served in the war of 1806 commanding the reserve at Auerstädt; he refused to commit the reserve and was held partly responsible for the loss of that battle. He was dismissed on 10 October 1807 and died on 12 December 1811 in Elbing.

Placed on the Napoleon Series: March 2011

 

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