Eastern Army (Ottoman Empire)

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Eastern Army
Active Eastern Army: 1912-October 28, 1912[1]
First Eastern Army: October 29[1]-November 7, 1912[2]
Country Ottoman Empire
Type Field Army
Garrison/HQ Salonika
Patron Sultans of the Ottoman Empire
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Ferik Kölemen Abdullah Pasha
Ferik Ahmed Abuk Pasha

The Eastern Army of the Ottoman Empire (Turkish: Şark Ordusu) was one of the field armies of the Ottoman Army. It was formed during the mobilization phase of the First Balkan War. It confronted Bulgarian forces. On October 29, 1912, it was reorganized and renamed as the First Eastern Army (Birinci Şark Ordusu).[1]

Eastern Army[edit]

Order of Battle, October 17, 1912[edit]

On October 17, 1912, the army was structured as follows:[3]

First Eastern Army[edit]

On October 29, 1912, the army was structured as follows:[3]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Edward J. Erickson, Defeat in Detail, The Ottoman Army in the Balkans, 1912–1913, Westport, Praeger, 2003, p. 101.
  2. ^ Edward J. Erickson, Defeat in Detail, The Ottoman Army in the Balkans, 1912–1913, Westport, Praeger, 2003, p. 124.
  3. ^ a b Edward J. Erickson, Defeat in Detail, The Ottoman Army in the Balkans, 1912–1913, Westport, Praeger, 2003, p. 83.