The Army of Karl Eugen

Herzog von Württemberg

Karl Eugen received a subsidy to provide 6,000 men for service alongside the French army in time of war. In 1757 only 3,000 men were available, and the ranks had to be filled with unreliable recruits of Protestant faith. Ten infantry and three converged grenadier battalions eventually joined the Austrian army, and fought at Leuthen alongside the Bavarian contingent. In 1759, the promised 15 battalions transferred to Broglie's army in the Rhineland. Under a similar agreement, 17 battalions served with the Austrian army again in 1760.

  • Leib-Regiment Herzog Karl Eugen von Württemberg
  • Infanterie-Regiment von Spitznatz
    • 1758 Infanterie-Regiment von Romann
  • Füsilier-Regiment von Truchsess
  • Infanterie-Regiment von Roeder
    • 1758 Infanterie-Regiment von Werneck?
  • Infanterie-Regiment von Stain
    • 1759 Infanterie-Regiment Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm von Württemberg
    • 1761 Infanterie-Regiment von Romann
  • Infanterie-Regiment Prinz Louis von Württemberg
  • I. Grenadier-Bataillon (Pleß)
  • II. Grenadier-Bataillon (Georgi)
  • III. Grenadier-Bataillon (Klettenburg)
  • Leibgarde zu Pferd
  • Reitende Grenadiere von Pfull
  • Kürassier-Regiment von Pfull (1758-1761)
  • Dragoner-Regiment von Pfull (1761-1766)
  • Kreis-Dragoner-Regiment Württemberg
  • Leibhusaren-Schwadron (1735)
    • 1758 Leibhusaren-Regiment von Gorcy
    • 1763 Leibhusaren-Regiment von Bouwinghausen
  • Artillerie

Order of Battle at Leuthen, 5th December, 1757

Württemberg units served in the Austrian Corps Nadasdy. The two brigades were deployed on the extreme left flank of the line, with the Bavarian regiments on their right. The Württembergers and Bavarians bore the brunt of the Prussian oblique attack. Infanterie-Regiment Prinz Louis was captured, but Württemberg grenadiers managed to withdraw and establish a second defensive position inside the cemetery at Leuthen church.

  • G.F.M.Lt. von Spitznatz
    • G.M. von Romann
      • Infanterie-Regiment von Spitznatz
      • I. Grenadier-Bataillon (Pleß)
      • II. Grenadier-Bataillon (Georgi)
      • III. Grenadier-Bataillon (Klettenburg)
    • G.M. von Roeder
      • Füsilier-Regiment von Truchsess
      • Infanterie-Regiment von Roeder
      • Infanterie-Regiment Prinz Louis von Württemberg
      • Leib-Regiment Herzog Karl Eugen von Württemberg
    • Württemberg Artillerie

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