The 1799 Campaign in Italy: Austrian defence
of Verona - March 24th 1799
By Enrico Acerbi
Combats at Pastrengo – Pol – Bussolengo
Note: along the right margin are two columns of numbers giving
manpower strengths; the left total is taken from Jomini’s
order of battle, the right total from Gachot’s.
Austrian Right Wing – at Pastrengo 8800 (Clausewitz
gives the total as 7800)
Division Generalmajor Conrad Valentin Kaim
Brigade Generalmajor Anton Freiherr von Elsnitz (At
the advanced Pastrengo camp and Bussolengo camp)
Jäger Korps Freiherr Constantin
1st Battalion 3rd Grenz Regiment
Carlstädt – Ogulin Cdr. Freiherr Carl von Letzenyi
2nd Battalion 5th Kreuzer-Warasdiner
Grenz Regiment – Cdr. Major Maretić.
K.K. 5th Hussar Regiment
(2 Squadrons )
Friedrich Heinrich Freiherr Gottesheim
At the advanced Pastrengo camp
K.K. IR 53 Croat Line Infantry
Regiment – GM Johann Jellacic Graf de Buzim, 1st & 2nd
K.K. IR 59 Line Infantry Regiment – FML
Alexander von Jordis 1st & 2nd Bns
 During the battles of March 26, the Austrian generals
Minkwitz, Liptay, and Kaïm were badly wounded while the old
general Dewins was killed.
Placed on the Napoleon Series: February 2007
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