Franco-Prussian War order of battle

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This is an order of battle of the French and German Armies at the beginning of the Franco-Prussian War in 1870.

France[edit]

Order of battle at the beginning of the war:

Army of the Rhine[edit]

Commander in Chief: Emperor Napoléon III

  • Imperial Guard Corps (Garde impériale) - General Bourbaki
    • 1st Infantry Division (General Edouard-Jean Deligny)
      • 1st Brigade (Gen. Brincourt)
        • Chasseurs of the Guard
        • 1st Voltigeurs of the Guard
        • 2nd Voltigeurs of the Guard
      • 2nd Brigade (Gen. Garnier)
        • 3rd Voltigueurs of the Guard
        • 4th Voltigueurs of the Guard
      • 1st Division Artillery (Lt. Col. Gerbaut)
        • 2 Guard Foot Batteries (4-lb. guns)
        • 1 Guard Mitrailleuse Battery
        • 3rd Engineer Regiment (1 company)
    • 2nd Infantry Division (General Joseph Alexandre Picard)
      • 1st Brigade (Gen. Jeanningros)
        • Zouaves of the Guard
        • 1st Grenadiers of the Guard
      • 2nd Brigade (Gen. Le Poittetin de la Croix)
        • 2nd Grenadiers of the Guard
        • 3rd Grenadiers of the Guard
      • 2nd Division Artillery (Lt. Col. de Cevilly)
        • 2 Guard Foot Artillery Batteries (4-lb. guns)
        • 1 Guard Mitrailleuse Battery
        • 3rd Engineer Regiment (1 company)
    • Cavalry Division (General Desvaux)
      • 1st Brigade (Gen. Halna du Fretay)
        • Guides
        • Chasseurs of the Guard
      • 2nd Brigade (Gen. De France)
        • Lancers of the Guard
        • Dragoons of the Guard
      • 3rd Brigade (Gen. du Preuil)
        • Cuirassiers of the Guard
        • Carabiniers of the Guard;
      • 2 Horse Artillery Batteries (4-lb. guns)
  • 1st Corps (1er corps) - Marshal de Mac Mahon
    • 1st Infantry Division (General Auguste-Alexandre Ducrot)
      • 1st Brigade (Gen. Wolff)
        • 13th Chasseurs Battalion
        • 18th Line Infantry Regiment
        • 96th Line Infantry Regiment
      • 2nd Brigade (Gen. de Postis du Houlbec)
        • 45th Line Infantry Regiment
        • 1st Regiment of Zouaves
      • 1st Division Artillery (Lt. Col. Lecoeutre)
        • 2 Foot Artillery Batteries (4-lb. guns)
        • 1 Mitrailleuse Battery
        • 1st Engineer Regiment (1 company)
    • 2nd Infantry Division (General Abel Douay)
      • 1st Brigade (Gen. Pelletier de Montmarie)
        • 16th Chasseurs Battalion
        • 50th Line Infantry Regiment
        • 74th Line Infantry Regiment
      • 2nd Brigade (Gen. Pelle)
        • 78th Line Infantry Regiment
        • 1st Regiment of Turcos
      • 2nd Division Artillery (Lt. Col. Cauvet)
        • 2 Foot Artillery Batteries (4-lb. guns)
        • 1 Mitrailleuse Battery
        • 1st Engineer Regiment (1 company)
    • 3rd Infantry Division (Gen. Raoult)
      • 1st Brigade (Gen. L'Heriller)
        • 8th Chasseurs Battalion
        • 2nd Zouave Regiment
        • 36th Line Infantry Regiment
      • 2nd Brigade (Gen. Lefebvre)
        • 2nd Regiment of Turcos
        • 48th Line Infantry Regiment
      • 3rd Division Artillery (Lt. Col. Cheguillaume)
        • 2 Foot Artillery Batteries (4-lb. guns)
        • 1 Mitrailleuse Battery
        • 1st Engineer Regiment (1 company)
    • 4th Infantry Division (General Largigue)
      • 1st Brigade (Gen. Fraboulet de Kerleadec)
        • 1st Chasseurs Battalion
        • 3rd Zouave Regiment
        • 56th Line Infantry Regiment
      • 2nd Brigade (Gen. Lacretelle)
        • 3rd Regiment of Turcos
        • 87th Line Infantry Regiment
      • 4th Division Artillery (Lt. Col. Lamande)
        • 2 Foot Artilley Batteries (4-lb. guns)
        • 1 Mitrailleuse Battery
        • 1st Engineer Regiment (1 company)
    • Cavalry Division (General Duhesme)
      • 1st Brigade (Gen. de Septeuil)
        • 3rd Hussar Regiment
        • 11th Chasseurs Regiment
      • 2nd Brigade (Gen. de Nansouty)
        • 2nd Lancer Regiment
        • 3rd Lancer Regiment
        • 10th Dragoons Regiment
      • 3rd Brigade (Gen. Michel)
        • 8th Cuirassiers Regiment
        • 9th Cuirassiers Regiment
    • Reserve Artillery (Col. de Vassart)
        • 2 Foot Batteries (4-lb. guns)
        • 2 Foot Batteries (12-lb. guns)
        • 4 Horse Artillery Batteries
        • 1st Engineer Regiment (1 company)
  • 2nd Corps (2e corps) - General Frossard
    • 1st Infantry Division (General Verge)
      • 1st Brigade (Gen. Letellier Valaze)
        • 3rd Chasseur Battalion
        • 32nd Line Infantry Regiment
        • 55th Line Infantry Regiment
      • 2nd Brigade (Jolivet)
        • 76th Line Infantry Regiment
        • 77th Line Infantry Regiment
      • 1st Division Artillery (Lt. Col. Chavaudret)
        • 2 Foot Artilley Batteries (4-lb. guns)
        • 1 Mitrailleuse Battery
        • 3rd Engineer Regiment (1 company)
    • 2nd Infantry Division (General Bataille)
      • 1st Brigade (Gen. Pouget)
        • 12th Chasseurs Battalion
        • 8th Line Infantry Regiment
        • 23rd Line Infantry Regiment
      • 2nd Brigade (Gen. Fauvart-Bastoul)
        • 66th Line Infantry Regiment
        • 67th Line Infantry Regiment
      • 2nd Division Artillery (Lt. Col. de Maintenant)
        • 2 Foot Artilley Batteries (4-lb. guns)
        • 1 Mitrailleuse Battery
        • 3rd Engineer Regiment (1 company)
    • 3rd Infantry Division (General de Laveaucoupet)
      • 1st Brigade (Gen. Doens)
        • 10th Chasseur Battalion
        • 2nd Line Infantry Regiment
        • 63rd Line Infantry Regiment
      • 2nd Brigade (Gen. Michelet)
        • 24th Line Infantry Regiment
        • 40th Line Infantry Regiment
      • 3rd Division Artillery (Lt. Col. Larrogue)
        • 2 Foot Artilley Batteries (4-lb. guns)
        • 1 Mitrailleuse Battery
        • 3rd Engineer Regiment (1 company)
    • Cavalry Division (General Marmier)
      • 1st Brigade (Gen. de Valabregue)
        • 4th Chasseurs Regiment
        • 5th Chasseurs Regiment
      • 2nd Brigade (Gen. Bachelier)
        • 7th Dragoons Regiment
        • 12th Dragoons Regiment
    • Reserve Artillery (Col. Beaudouin)
        • 2 Foot Batteries (4-lb. guns)
        • 2 Foot Batteries (12-lb. guns)
        • 4 Horse Artillery Batteries
        • 3rd Engineer Regiment (2 companies)
  • 3rd Corps (3e corps) - Marshal Bazaine
    • 1st Infantry Division
      • 1st Brigade (General Montaudon)
        • 18th Chasseur Battalion
        • 51st Line Regiment
        • 62nd Line Regiment
      • 2nd Brigade (General Clinchant)
        • 81st Line Regiment
        • 95th Line Regiment
      • 1st Division Artillery (Lt. Col. Fourgous)
        • 2 Foot Artilley Batteries (4-lb. guns)
        • 1 Mitrailleuse Battery
    • 2nd Infantry Division (General de Castagny)
      • 1st Brigade (General Nayral)
        • 15th Chasseur Battalion
        • 19th Line Regiment
        • 41st Line Regiment
      • 2nd Brigade (General Duplessis)
        • 69th Line Infantry
        • 90th Line Infantry
      • 2nd Division Artillery (Lt. Col. Delange)
        • 2 Foot Artilley Batteries (4-lb. guns)
        • 1 Mitrailleuse Battery
        • 1st Engineer Regiment (1 Company)
    • 3rd Infantry Division (General Metman)
      • 1st Brigade (General de Potier)
        • 7th Chasseur Battalion
        • 7th Line Infantry
        • 29th Line Infantry
      • 2nd Brigade (General Arnaudeau)
        • 59th Line Infantry
        • 71st Line Infantry
    • 3rd Division Artillery (Lt. Col. Sempe)
        • 2 Foot Artilley Batteries (4-lb. guns)
        • 1 Mitrailleuse Battery
        • 1st Engineer Regiment (1 Company)
    • 4th Infantry Division (General Decaen)
      • 1st Brigade (General de Brauer)
        • 11th Chasseur Battalion
        • 44th Line Infantry
        • 60th Line Infantry
      • 2nd Brigade (General Sanle-Ferriere)
        • 80th Line Infantry
        • 85th Line Infantry
    • 4th Division Artillery (Lt. Col. Maucoutant)
        • 2 Foot Artilley Batteries (4-lb. guns)
        • 1 Mitrailleuse Battery
        • 1st Engineer Regiment (1 Company)
    • Cavalry Division (General de Cleraembault)
      • 1st Brigade (General de Bruchard)
        • 2nd Chasseur Regiment
        • 3rd Chasseur Regiment
        • 10th Chasseur Regiment
      • 2nd Brigade (General Maubranches)
        • 2nd Dragoon Regiment
        • 4th Dragoon Regiment
      • 3rd Brigade (Baron de Juniac)
        • 5th Dragoon Regiment
        • 8th Dragoon Regiment
    • Reserve Artillery (Col. de Lajaille)
        • 2 Foot Artilley Batteries (4-lb. guns)
        • 2 Foot Artilley Batteries (12-lb. guns)
        • 4 Horse Artillery Batteries
        • 2nd Engineer Regiment (1 and 1/2 Companies)
  • 4th Corps (4e corps) - General de Ladmirault
    • 1st Infantry Division (General Courtot de Cissey)
      • 1st Brigade (General Count Brayer)
        • 20th Chasseur Battalion
        • 1st Line Infantry
        • 6th Line Infantry
      • 2nd Brigade (General de Golberg)
        • 57th Line Infantry
        • 73rd Line Infantry
    • 1st Division Artillery (Lt. Col. de Narp)
        • 2 Foot Artilley Batteries (4-lb. guns)
        • 1 Mitrailleuse Battery
        • 2nd Engineer Regiment (1 Company)
    • 2nd Infantry Division (General Grenier)
      • 1st Brigade (General Bellecourt)
        • 5th Chasseur Battalion
        • 13th Line Infantry
        • 43rd Line Infantry
      • 2nd Brigade (General Pradier
        • 64th Line Infantry
        • 98th Line Infantry

2nd Division Artillery (Lt. Col. de Larminat)

        • 2 Foot Artilley Batteries (4-lb. guns)
        • 1 Mitrailleuse Battery
        • 2nd Engineer Regiment (1 Company)
    • 3rd Infantry Division (General Count Latrille de Lorencez)
      • 1st Brigade (General Pajol)
        • 2nd Chasseur Battalion
        • 15th Line Infantry
        • 33rd Line Infantry
      • 2nd Brigade (General Berger)
        • 54th Line Infantry
        • 65th Line Infantry
    • 3rd Division Artillery (Lt. Col. Legardeur)
        • 2 Foot Artilley Batteries (4-lb. guns)
        • 1 Mitrailleuse Battery
        • 2nd Engineer Regiment (1 Company)
    • Cavalry Division (General Legrand)
      • 1st Brigade (General de Montaigu)
        • 2nd Hussar Regiment
        • 7th Hussars Regiment
      • 2nd Brigade (General de Gondrecourt)
        • 3rd Dragoon Regiment
        • 11th Dragoon Regiment
    • Reserve Artillery (Col. de Solille)
        • 2 Foot Artilley Batteries (4-lb. guns)
        • 2 Foot Artilley Batteries (12-lb. guns)
        • 4 Horse Artillery Batteries
        • 2nd Engineer Regiment (1 Company)
  • 5th Corps (5e corps) - General de Failly
    • 1st Infantry Division
    • 2nd Infantry Division
    • 3rd Infantry Division
    • Cavalry Division
  • 6th Corps (6e corps) - Marshal Canrobert
    • 1st Infantry Division
    • 2nd Infantry Division
    • 3rd Infantry Division
    • 4th Infantry Division
    • Cavalry Division
  • 7th Corps (7e corps) - General F. Douay
    • 1st Infantry Division
    • 2nd Infantry Division
    • 3rd Infantry Division
    • Cavalry Division
  • Cavalry Reserve Corps (Corps de réserve de cavalerie)
    • 1st Reserve Cavalry Division
    • 2nd Reserve Cavalry Division
    • 3rd Reserve Cavalry Division

French Infantry divisions were square divisions, with two infantry brigades of two infantry regiments each. Generally, one brigade per division also had a light infantry (chasseur) battalion. French cavalry divisions were also generally square, with two brigades of two regiments each, but the cavalry divisions of the Imperial Guard Corps, the 1st Corps, and the 6th Corps had three brigades.

French Regimental Histories (source = French Wikipedia)

Germany[edit]

Order of battle on 1 August 1870:

Commander in Chief: Wilhelm I (King of Prussia)

Chief of the General Staff: General Helmuth von Moltke
Quarter-Master General: Generalleutnant von Podbielski
Divisional Chiefs of Staff: Oberstleutnant Bronsart von Schellendorf; Oberstleutnant von Verdy du Vernois; Oberstleutnant von Brandenstein.
Inspector-General of Artillery: General von Hindersin
Inspector-General of Engineers: Generalleutnant von Kleist. Commissary-General: 'Generalleutnant von Stosch.

First Army[edit]

General Karl Friedrich von Steinmetz (later General von Manteuffel)

  • VII Army Corps (VII. Armeekorps) (Westphalia) General der Infanterie Heinrich von Zastrow
    • 13th Infantry Division : Generalleutnant von Glümer.
      • 25th Brigade: Generalmajor : Baron von der Osten Sacken
        • 1st Westphalian Infantry regiment, No. 13
        • Hanoverian Fusilier regiment, No. 73
      • 26th Brigade: Generalmajor : Baron von der Goltz
        • 2nd Westphalian Infantry regiment, No. 15
        • 6th Westphalian Infantry regiment, No. 55
      • Attached to Division
        • 7th Westphalian Jäger battalion
        • 1st Westphalian Hussar regiment, No. 8
        • Five batteries (two heavy, two light, and one horse-artillery) of the 7th field-artillery regiment
        • 2nd Field-pioneer company, 7th corps, with entrenching tool-column
        • 3rd Field-pioneer company, 7th corps
    • 14th Infantry Division : Generalleutnant von Kamecke
      • 27th Brigade : 'Generamajor von François
        • Lower Rhine Fusilier regiment, No. 39
        • 1st Hanoverian Infantry regiment, No. 74
      • 28th Brigade : Generalmajor von Woyna
        • 5th Westphalian Infantry regiment, No. 53
        • 2nd Hanoverian Infantry regiment, No. 77
      • Attached to Division
        • Four batteries (two heavy and two light) of the 7th Westphalian field-artillery regiment
        • Hanoverian Hussar regiment, No. 15
        • 1st Field-pioneer company, 7th corps, with light bridging-train
    • Corps Artillery : Oberst von Helden-Sarnowski
      • Two Horse artillery, two light, and two heavy field-batteries of the 7th Field-artillery regiment
      • Artillery Ammunition columns
      • Infantry Ammunition columns
      • Pontoon columns
      • 7th Westphalian train-battalion
  • VIII Army Corps (VIII. Armeekorps) (Rhine Provinces) : General der Infanterie August Karl von Goeben
    • 15th Infantry Division : Generalleutnant von Weltzien
      • 29th Brigade : Generalmajor von Wedell
        • East Prussian Fusilier regiment, No. 33
        • 7th Brandenburg Infantry regiment, No. 60
      • 30th Brigade : Generalmajor von Strubberg
        • 2nd Rhine Province Infantry regiment, No. 28
        • 4th Magdeburg Infantry regiment, No. 67
      • Attached to Division
        • 8th Rhine Province Jäger battalion
        • King's Hussar regiment (1st Rhine), No. 7
        • Four batteries (two heavy, two light) of 8th Field-Artillery regiment
        • 2nd Field-pioneer company, 8th corps, with entrenching tool-column
    • 16th Infantry Division : Generalleutnant von Barnekow
      • 31st Brigade : Generalmajor Count Neidhardt von Gneisenau
        • 3rd Rhine Province Infantry regiment, No. 29
        • 7th Rhine Province Infantry regiment, No. 69
      • 32nd Brigade : Oberst von Rex
        • Hohenzollern Fusilier regiment, No. 40
        • 4th Thüringian Infantry regiment, No. 72
      • Attached to Division
        • 2nd Rhine Hussar regiment, No. 9
        • Four batteries (two heavy, two light) of 8th Field-artillery regiment
        • 1st Field-pioneer company, 8th corps, with light bridging-train
        • 3rd Field-pioneer company, 8th corps
    • Corps Artillery : Oberst von Broecker
      • Two batteries of horse-artillery, two heavy and two light field batteries of the 8th Field-artillery regiment
      • Artillery and Infantry ammunition columns and pontoon columns belonging to the 8th Field-artillery regiment
      • 8th Rhenish train-battalion.
  • 3rd Cavalry Division : Generalleutnant Count von der Gröben
    • 6th Cavalry Brigade : Generalmajor von Mirus
      • Rhine Provinces Cuirassier regiment, No. 8
      • Rhine Provinces Uhlan regiment, No. 7
    • 7th Cavalry Brigade : Generalmajor Count zu Dohna
      • Westphalian Uhlan regiment, No. 5
      • 2nd Hanoverian Uhlan regiment, No. 14
    • One battery of horse-artillery of the 7th Westphalian Field-artillery regiment
  • I Army Corps (I. Armeekorps) (East Prussia) : General der Kavallerie Edwin Freiherr von Manteuffel[nb 1]
    • 1st Infantry Division : Generalleutnant von Bentheim
      • 1st Brigade : Generalmajor von Gayl
        • Crown Prince's Grenadier regiment (1st East Prussian), No. 1
        • 5th East Prussian Infantry regiment, No. 41
      • 2nd Brigade : Generalmajor von Falkenstein
        • 2nd East Prussian Grenadier regiment, No. 3
        • 6th East Prussian Infantry regiment, No. 43
      • Attached to Division
        • East Prussian Jäger battalion, No. 1
        • Lithuanian Dragoon regiment, No. 1
        • Four batteries (two heavy, two light) of 1st East Prussian Field-artillery regiment
        • 2nd Field-pioneer company, 1st corps, with entrenching tool-column
        • 3rd Field-pioneer company, 1st corps
    • 2nd Infantry Division : Generalleutnant von Pritzelwitz
      • 3rd Brigade : 'Generalmajor von Memerty
        • 3rd East Prussian Grenadier regiment, No. 4
        • 7th East Prussian Infantry regiment, No. 44
      • 4th Brigade : Generamajor von Zzlinitzki
        • 4th East Prussian Grenadier regiment, No. 5
        • 8th East Prussian Infantry regiment, No. 45
      • Attached to Division
        • East Prussian Dragoon regiment, No. 10
        • Four batteries (two heavy, two light) of 1st, East Prussian, Field-artillery regiment
        • 1st Field-pioneer company, 1st corps, with light bridging-train
    • Corps-Artillery : Oberst Junge
      • Two horse artillery batteries, two light field batteries, two heavy field batteries of 1st (East Prussian) Field artillery regiment
      • Artillery and Infantry ammunition, and pontoon columns belonging to 1st Field artillery regiment
      • The 1st East Prussian train-battalion
  • 1st Cavalry Division : Generalleutnant von Hartmann
    • 1st Cavalry Brigade : Generalmajor von Lüderitz
    • 2nd Cavalry Brigade : Generalmajor Baumgarth
      • East Prussian Cuirassier Regiment, No. 3
      • East Prussian Uhlan Regiment, No. 8
      • Lithuanian Uhlan Regiment, No. 12
    • One battery of horse-artillery of the 1st, East Prussian, Field-artillery regiment

Second Army[edit]

Commander : General der Kavallerie Prince Frederick Charles

  • Guards Corps (Gardekorps) - Prince August of Württemberg
  • III Army Corps (III. Armeekorps) (Brandenburg) : Generalleutnant Constantin von Alvensleben
    • 5th Infantry Division : Generalleutnant von Stülpnagel
      • 9th Brigade : Generalmajor von Döring
        • Leib-Grenadier regiment (1st Brandenburg), No. 8
        • 5th Brandenburg Infantry regiment, No. 48
      • 10th Brigade : Generalmajor General von Schwerin
        • 2nd Brandenburg Grenadier regiment, No. 12
        • 6th Brandenburg Infantry regiment, No. 52
      • Attached to Division
        • Brandenburg Jäger battalion, No. 3
        • 2nd Brandenburg Dragoon regiment, No. 12
        • Four batteries (two heavy, two light) of the Brandenburg Field-artillery regiment, No. 3
        • 3rd Field-pioneer company, 3rd corps
    • 6th Infantry Division : Generalleutnant Baron von Buddenbrock
      • 11th Brigade : Generalmajor von Rothmaler
        • 3rd Brandenburg Infantry regiment, No. 20
        • Brandenburg Fusilier regiment, No. 35
      • 12th Brigade : Oberst von Bismarck
        • 4th Brandenburg Infantry regiment, No. 24
        • 8th Brandenburg Infantry regiment, No. 64
      • Attached to Division
        • 1st Brandenburg Dragoon regiment, No. 2
        • Four batteries (two heavy, two light) of the Brandenburg field-artillery regiment, No. 3
        • 2nd Field-pioneer company, 3rd corps, with entrenching tool-column
    • Corps-Artillery: Colonel von Dresky
      • Two horse artillery batteries, two ligt field batteries, two heavy field batteries of the Brandenburg field-artillery regiment, No. 3
      • 1st Field-pioneer company, 3rd corps, with light bridging-train
      • Artillery ammunition, Infantry ammunition, and pontoon columns of the Brandenburg field-artillery regiment, No. 3
      • Brandenburg train battalion
  • IV Army Corps (IV. Armeekorps) (Saxon provinces and Anhalt) : General der Infanterie Gustav von Alvensleben
    • 7th Infantry Division : Generalleutnant von Grosz von Schwarzhoff
      • 13th Brigade : Generalmajor von Vorries
        • 1st Magdeburg Infantry regiment, No. 26
        • 3rd Magdeburg Infantry regiment, No. 66
      • 14th Brigade : Generalmajor von Zychlinski
        • 2nd Magdeburg Infantry regiment, No. 27
        • Anhalt Infantry regiment, No. 93
      • Attached to Division
        • Magdeburg Jäger battalion, No. 4
        • Westphalian Dragoon regiment, No. 7
        • Four batteries (two heavy, two light) of the Magdeburg field-artillery regiment
        • 2nd Field-pioneer company, 4th corps, with entrenching tool-column
        • 3rd Field-pioneer company, 4th corps
    • 8th Infantry Division : Generalleutnant von Schöler
      • 15th Brigade : Generalmajor von Kessler
        • 1st Thüringian Infantry regiment, No. 31
        • 3rd Thüringian Infantry regiment, No. 71
      • 16th Brigade : Oberst von Scheffler
        • Schleswig-Holstein Fusilier regiment, No. 86
        • 7th Thüringian Infantry regiment, No. 96
      • Attached to Division
        • Thüringian Hussar regiment, No. 12
        • Four batteries (two heavy, two light) of the Magdeburg field-artillery regiment, No. 4
        • 1st Field-pioneer company, 4th corps, with light bridge-train
    • Corps-Artillery : Oberst Crusius
      • Two horse artillery batteries, two light field batteries, two heavy field batteries of the Magdeburg field-artillery regiment, No. 4
      • Artillery ammunition, infantry ammunition, and pontoon columns belonging to Magdeburg field-artillery regiment, No. 4
      • Magdeburg train-battalion, No. 4
  • IX Army Corps (IX. Armeekorps) (Schleswig-Holstein and Hesse) : General der Infanterie Albrecht Gustav von Manstein
    • 18th Infantry Division : Generalleutnant Baron von Wrangel
      • 35th Brigade : Generalmajor von Blumenthal
        • Magdeburg Fusilier regiment, No. 36
        • Schleswig Infantry regiment, No. 84
      • 36th Brigade : Generalmajor von Below
        • 2nd Silesian Grenadier regiment, No. 11
        • Holstein Infantry regiment, No. 85
      • Attached to Division
        • Lauenburg Jäger battalion, No. 9
        • Magdeburg Dragoon regiment, No. 6
        • Four batteries (two heavy, two light) of Schleswig-Holstein field-artillery regiment, No. 9.
        • 2nd Field-pioneer company, 9th corps, with entrenching tool-column
        • 3rd Field-pioneer company, 9th corps
    • Grand Ducal Hessian (25th) Infantry Division : Generalleutnant Prince Louis of Hesse
      • 49th Brigade : Generalmajor von Wittich
        • 1st Infantry regiment (Body Guard)
        • 2nd Infantry regiment (Grand Duke's)
        • 1st (Guard) Jäger battalion
      • 50th Brigade : Oberst Colonel von Lynker
        • 3rd Infantry regiment
        • 4th Infantry regiment
        • 2nd Jäger battalion
      • (25th) Cavalry Brigade : Generalmajor Baron von Schlotheim
        • 1st Reiter regiment (Guard Cheveauxlegers)
        • 2nd Reiter regiment (Leib Chevauxlegers)
        • One battery of horse-artillery, five field-batteries (two heavy, three light)
        • Pioneer company with light field bridge-train
    • Corps-Artillery : Oberst von Jagemann
      • One horse artillery battery, two light field batteries, two heavy field batteries of the Schleswig-Holstein field-artillery regiment, No. 9
  • X Army Corps (X. Armeekorps) (Hanover, Oldenburg and Brunswick) : General der Infanterie Konstantin Bernhard von Voigts-Rhetz
    • 19th Infantry Division : Generalleutnant von Schwartzkoppen
      • 37th Brigade : Oberst Lehmann
        • East Frisian Infantry regiment, No. 78
        • Oldenburg Infantry regiment, No. 91
      • 38th Brigade : Generalmajor von Wedell
        • 3rd Westphalian Infantry regiment, No. 16
        • 8th Westphalian Infantry regiment, No. 57
      • Attached to Division
        • 1st Hanoverian Dragoon regiment, No. 9
        • Four batteries (two heavy, two light) of Hanoverian field-artillery regiment, No. 10
        • 2nd Field-pioneer company, 10th corps, with entrenching tool-column
        • 3rd Field-pioneer company, 10th corps
    • 20th Infantry Division : Generalmajor von Kraatz-Koschlan
      • 39th Brigade : Generalmajor von Woyna
        • 7th Westphalian Infantry regiment, No. 56
        • 3rd Hanoverian Infantry regiment, No. 79
      • 40th Brigade : Generalmajor von Diringshofen
        • 4th Westphalian Infantry regiment, No. 17
        • Brunswick Infantry regiment, No. 92
      • Attached to Division
        • Hanoverian Jäger battalion, No. 10
        • 2nd Hanoverian Dragoon regiment, No. 16
        • Four batteries (two heavy, two light) of Hanoverian field-artillery regiment, No. 10
        • 1st Field-pioneer company, 10th corps, with light bridge-train
    • Corps Artillery : Oberst Baron von der Goltz
      • Two horse artillery batteries, two light field batteries, two heavy field batteries of Hanoverian field-artillery regiment, No. 10
      • Artillery and Infantry ammunition columns belonging to Hanoverian field-artillery regiment, No. 10
      • Hanoverian train-battalion, No. 10
  • XII. (Royal Saxon) Army Corps (XII. (Kgl. Sächs.) Armeekorps) - Crown Prince Albert of Saxony
    • 23rd (Royal Saxon) Infantry Division : Generalleutnant H.R.H. Prince George of Saxony, afterwards Generalmajor von Montbé
      • 1st Brigade, No. 45 : Generalmajor von Craushaar
        • 1st (Leib) Grenadier regiment, No. 100
        • 2nd (King William of Prussia) Grenadier regiment, No. 101
        • Rifle (Fusilier) regiment, No. 108
      • 2nd Brigade, No. 46 : Oberst von Montbé
        • 3rd Infantry regiment (Crown Prince's), No. 102
        • 4th Infantry regiment No. 103
      • Attached to Division
        • 1st Reiter regiment (Crown Prince's)
        • Four batteries (two heavy, two light) of 12th field-artillery regiment
        • 2nd company of 12th Pioneer battalion with entrenching tool-column
        • 4th company of 12th Pioneer battalion
    • 24th (Royal Saxon) Infantry Division : Generalmajor Nehrhoff von Holderberg
      • 3rd Brigade, No. 47: Generalmajor Tauscher
        • 5th Infantry regiment (Prince Frederic August's), No. 104
        • 6th Infantry regiment, No. 105
        • 1st Jäger battalion (Crown Prince's), No. 12
      • 4th Brigade, No. 48 : Oberst von Schulz
        • 7th Infantry regiment (Prince George's), No. 106
        • 8th Infantry regiment, No. 107
        • 2nd Jäger battalion, No. 13
      • Attached to Division
        • 2nd Reiter regiment.
        • Four batteries (two heavy, two light) of 12th field-artillery regiment
        • 3rd company of 12th Pioneer battalion with light bridge-train
    • 12th Cavalry Division : Generalmajor Count Lippe
      • 1st Cavalry Brigade, No. 23 : Generalmajor Krug von Nidda
        • Guard Reiter regiment
        • 1st Uhlan regiment, No. 17
      • 2nd Cavalry Brigade, No. 24 : Generalmajor Senfft von Pilsach
        • 3rd Reiter regiment
        • 2nd Uhlan regiment, No. 18
      • Attached to Division
        • One battery of horse-artillery of 12th field-artillery regiment
    • Corps Artillery : Oberst Funcke
      • One horse artillery battery, three light field batteries, three heavy field batteries of the 12th Field Artillery regiment
      • Artillery and Infantry ammunition, and pontoon columns of the 12th field-artillery regiment
      • 12th train-battalion
  • 5th Cavalry Division : Generalleutnant Baron von Rheinbaben
    • 11th Cavalry Brigade : Generalmajor von Barby
      • Westphalian Cuirassier regiment, No. 4
      • 1st Hanoverian Uhlan regiment, No. 13
      • Oldenburg Dragoon regiment, No. 19
    • 12th Cavalry Brigade : Generalmajor von Bredow
      • Magdeburg Cuirassier regiment, No. 7
      • Altmark Uhlan regiment, No. 16
      • Schleswig-Holstein Dragoon regiment, No. 13
    • 13th Cavalry Brigade : Generalmajor von Redern
      • Magdeburg Hussar regiment, No. 10
      • 2nd Westphalian Hussar regiment, No. 11
      • Brunswick Hussar regiment, No. 17
    • Attached to Division
      • Two batteries horse-artillery
  • 6th Cavalry Division : Generalleutnant H.S.H. Duke William of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
    • 14th Cavalry Brigade : Generalmajor Baron von Diepenbroick-Grüter
      • Brandenburg Cuirassier regiment, No. 6 (Emperor Nicholas I. of Russia)
      • 1st Brandenburg Uhlan regiment, No. 3 (Emperor of Russia)
      • Schleswig-Holstein Uhlan regiment, No. 15
    • 15th Cavalry Brigade : Generalmajor von Rauch
    • Attached to Division
      • One battery of horse-artillery
  • II Army Corps (II. Armeekorps) -(Pomerania) : General der Infanterie Eduard von Fransecky[nb 2]
    • 3rd Infantry Division : Generalmajor von Hartmann
      • 5th Brigade : Generalmajor von Koblinski
        • Grenadier regiment: King Frederic William IV. (1st Pomeranian), No. 2
        • 5th Pomeranian Infantry regiment, No. 42
      • 6th Brigade : Oberst von der Decken
        • 3rd Pomeranian Infantry Regiment, No. 14
        • 7th Pomeranian Infantry regiment, No. 54
      • Attached to Division
        • Pomeranian Jäger battalion, No. 2
        • Neumark Dragoon regiment, No. 3
        • Four batteries (two heavy, two light) of the 2nd Pomeranian field-artillery regiment
        • 1st Field-pioneer company, 2nd corps, with light bridge-train
    • 4th Infantry Division : Generalleutnant Hann von Weyhern
      • 7th Brigade : Generalmajor du Trossel
        • Colberg Grenadier regiment (2nd Pomeranian), No. 9
        • 6th Pomeranian Infantry regiment, No. 49
      • 8th Brigade : Generalmajor von Kettler
        • 4th Pomeranian Infantry regiment, No. 21
        • 8th Pomeranian Infantry regiment, No. 61
      • Attached to Division
        • Pomeranian Dragoon regiment, No. 11
        • Four batteries (two heavy, two light) of Pomeranian field-artillery regiment, No. 2
        • 2nd Field-pioneer company, 2nd corps, with entrenching tool-column
        • 3rd Field-pioneer company, 2nd corps
    • Corps Artillery : Oberst Petzel
      • Two horse artillery batteries, two light field batteries, two heavy field batteries of the Pomeranian field-artillery regiment, No. 2
      • Artillery and infantry ammunition and pontoon columns of Pomeranian field-artillery regiment, No. 2
      • Pomeranian train-battalion, No. 2

Third Army[edit]

Commander: Crown Prince of Prussia

Chief of staff: Leonhard von Blumenthal

  • V Army Corps (V. Armeekorps) (Posen and Liegnitz) : GeneralLeutnant Hugo von Kirchbach
    • 9th Infantry Division : Generalmajor von Sandrart
      • 17th Brigade : Oberst von Bothmer
        • 3rd Posen Infantry regiment, No. 58
        • 4th Posen Infantry regiment, No. 59
      • 18th Brigade : Generalmajor von Voigts-Rhetz
        • King's Grenadier regiment (2nd West Prussian), No. 7
        • 2nd Lower Silesian Infantry regiment, No. 47
      • Attached to Division:
        • 1st Silesian Jäger battalion, No. 5
        • 1st Silesian Dragoon regiment, No 4
        • Four batteries (two heavy, two light) of the Lower Silesian field-artillery regiment, No. 5
        • 1st Field-pioneer company, 5th corps, with light bridge-train
    • 10th Infantry Division : Generalleutnant von Schmidt
      • 19th Brigade : Oberst von Henning auf Schönhoff
        • 1st West Prussian Grenadier regiment, No. 6
        • 1st Lower Silesian Infantry regiment, No. 46
      • 20th Brigade : Generalmajor Walther von Montbary
        • Westphalian Fusilier regiment, No. 37
        • 3rd Lower Silesian Infantry regiment, No. 50
      • Attached to Division:
        • Kurmark Dragoon regiment, No. 14
        • Four batteries (two heavy, two light) of field-artillery regiment, No. 5
        • 2nd Field-pioneer company, 5th corps, with entrenching tool-column
        • 3rd Field-pioneer company, 5th corps
    • Corps-Artillery : Oberstleutnant Köhler
      • Two horse artillery batteries, two light field batteries, two heavy field batteries of the Lower Silesian field-artillery regiment, No. 5
      • Artillery and infantry ammunition, and pontoon columns of field-artillery regiment, No. 5
      • Lower Silesian train-battalion, No. 5
  • XI Army Corps (XI. Armeekorps) (Hesse, Nassau, Saxe-Weimar etc.) : Generalleutnant Julius von Bose
    • 21st Infantry Division : Generalleutnant von Schachtmeyer
      • 41st Brigade : Oberst von Koblinski
        • Hessian Fusilier regiment, No. 80
        • 1st Nassau Infantry regiment, No. 87
      • 42nd Brigade : Generalmajor von Thiele
        • 2nd Hessian Infantry regiment, No. 82
        • 2nd Nassau Infantry regiment, No. 88
      • Attached to Division:
        • Hessian Jäger battalion, No. 11
        • 2nd Hessian Hussar regiment, No. 14
        • Four batteries (two heavy, two light) of Hessian field-artillery regiment No. 11
        • 1st Field-pioneer company, 11th corps, with light bridge-train
    • 22nd Infantry Division : Generalleutnant von Gersdorff
      • 43rd Brigade : Oberst von Kontzki
        • 2nd Thüringian Infantry regiment, No. 32
        • 6th Thüringian Infantry regiment, No. 95
      • 44th Brigade : Generalmajor von Schkopp
        • 3rd Hessian Infantry regiment, No. 83
        • 5th Thüringian Infantry regiment, No. 94
      • Attached to Division:
        • 1st Hessian Hussar regiment, No. 13
        • Four batteries (two heavy, two light) of Hessian field-artillery regiment
        • 2nd Field-pioneer company, 11th corps, with entrenching tool-column
        • 3rd Field-pioneer company, 11th corps
    • Corps-Artillery : Oberst von Oppeln-Bronikowski
      • Two horse artillery batteries, two light field batteries, two heavy field batteries of Hessian field artillery regiment, No. 11
      • Artillery and Infantry ammunition, and pontoon columns of 11th field-artillery regiment
      • Hessian train-battalion, No. 11
  • I Royal Bavarian Corps (Kgl. Bayer. I. Korps) : General der Infanterie Ludwig Freiherr von der Tann
    • 1st Royal Bavarian Division : Generalleutnant von Stephan
      • 1st Brigade : Generalmajor Dietl
        • Infantry body-guard regiment
        • Two battalions of 1st Infantry regiment (King's)
        • 2nd Jäger battalion
      • 2nd Brigade : Generalmajor von Orff
        • 2nd Infantry regiment (Crown Prince's)
        • Two battalions of 11th Infantry regiment (v. d. Tann)
        • 4th Jäger battalion
      • Attached to Division:
        • 9th Jäger battalion
        • 3rd Chevauxlegers regiment (Duke Maximilian's)
        • Two 4-pounder and two 6-pounder batteries
    • 2nd Royal Bavarian Division : Generalleutnant Count Pappenheim
      • 3rd Brigade : Generalmajor' Schumacher
        • 3rd Infantry regiment (Prince Charles of Bavaria)
        • Two battalions of 12th Infantry regiment (Queen Amalie of Greece)
        • 1st Jäger battalion
      • 4th Brigade : Generalmajor Baron von der Tann
        • 10th Infantry regiment (Prince Louis)
        • Two battalions of 13th Infantry regiment (Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria)
        • 7th Jäger battalion
      • Attached to Division:
        • 4th Chevauxlegers regiment (King's)
        • Two 4-pounder and two 6-pounder batteries
    • Cuirassier Brigade : Generalmajor von Tausch
      • 1st Cuirassier regiment (Prince Charles of Bavaria)
      • 2nd Cuirassier regiment (Prince Adalbert)
      • 6th Chevauxlegers regiment (Grand Duke Constantine Nicolajusitch)
      • One battery of horse-artillery
    • Brigade of Reserve-Artillery : Oberst Bronzetti
      • 1st Division. Two 6-pounder, one 4-pounder battery.
      • 2nd Division. Two 6-pounder batteries
      • 3rd Division. Two 6-pounder batteries
      • 1st Field-Engineer Division
  • II Royal Bavarian Corps (Kgl. Bayer. II. Korps) - General der Infanterie Jakob von Hartmann
    • 3rd Royal Bavarian Division : Generalleutnant von Walther
      • 5th Brigade : Generalmajor von Schleich
        • 6th Infantry regiment (King William of Prussia)
        • Two battalions of 7th Infantry regiment (Hohenhausen)
        • 8th Jäger battalion
      • 6th Brigade : Oberst Borries von Wissell
        • Two battalions of 14th Infantry regiment (Hartmann)
        • 15th Infantry regiment (King John of Saxony)
        • 3rd Jäger battalion
      • Attached to Division:
        • 1st Chevauxlegers regiment (Emperor Alexander of Russia)
        • Two 4-pounder and two 6-pounder batteries
    • 4th Royal Bavarian Division : Generallleutnant Count von Bothmer
      • 7th Brigade : Generalmajor von Thiereck
        • Two battalions of 5th Infantry regiments (Grand Duke of Hesse)
        • 9th Infantry regiment (Werde)
        • 6th Jäger battalion
      • 8th Brigade : Generalmajor Maillinger
        • 3rd battalion of 1st Infantry regiment
        • 3rd battalion of 5th Infantry regiment
        • 1st battalion of 7th Infantry regiment
        • 3rd battalion of 11th Infantry regiment
        • 3rd battalion of 14th Infantry regiment
        • 5th Jäger battalion
      • Attached to Division:
        • 10th Jäger battalion
        • 2nd Chevauxlegers regiment
        • Two 4-pounder and two 6-pounder batteries
      • Uhlan Brigade : Generalmajor Baron von Mulzer
        • 1st Uhlan regiment (Archduke Nicholas of Russia)
        • 2nd Uhlan regiment (King's)
        • 5th Chevauxlegers regiment (Prince Otto's)
        • One battery of horse-artillery
    • Brigade of Reserve Artillery : Oberst von Pillement
      • 1st Division: One 4-pounder horse-artillery battery, two 6-pounder field batteries
      • 2nd Division: Two 6-pounder field batteries
      • 3rd Division: Two 6-pounder field batteries
      • 2nd Field-Engineer Division
  • Combined Württemberg-Baden Corps (Kombiniertes Württembergisch-Badisches Korps)
    • Württemberg Field Division : Generallleutnant von Obernitz
      • 1st Infantry Brigade : Generalmajor von Reitzenstein
        • 1st Infantry regiment (Queen Olga) (two battalions)
        • 7th Infantry regiment (two battalions)
        • 2nd Jäger battalion
      • 2nd Infantry Brigade : Generalmajor von Strakloff
        • 2nd Infantry regiment (two battalions)
        • 5th Infsntry regiment (King Charles's battalion)
        • 3rd Jäger battalion
      • 3rd Infantry Brigade : Generalmajor Baron von Hügel
        • 3rd Infantry regiment (two battalions)
        • 8th Infantry regiment (two battalions)
        • 1st Jäger battalion
      • Cavalry Division (Reiter-Division) : Generalmajor Count von Scheler
        • 1st Reiter regiment (King Charles) (four squadrons)
        • 2nd Reiter regiment (King William) (two squadrons)
        • 4th Reiter regiment (Queen Olga) (four squadrons)
      • 1st Field-artillery Division:
        • Two 4-pounder and one 6-pounder batteries
      • 2nd Field-artillery Division
        • Two 4-pounder and one 6-pounder batteries
      • 3rd Field-artillery Division
        • Two 4-pounder and one 6-pounder batteries
    • Baden Field Division : Generalleutnant von Beyer
      • 1st Infantry Brigade : Generalleutnant du Jarrys Baron La Roche
        • 1st Leib Grenadier regiment
        • Fusilier battalion of 4th Infantry regiment
        • 2nd Grenadier regiment (King of Prussia)
      • Combined (3rd) Infantry Brigade : Generalmajor Keller
        • 3rd Infantry regiment
        • 5th Infantry regiment
      • Attached to Division:
        • 3rd Dragoon regiment (Prince Charles)
        • Four batteries (two heavy, two light)
        • Company of pontooners with light bridge-train and entrenching tool-column
      • Cavalry Brigade : Generalmajor Baron La Roche-Starkenfels
        • 1st Leib Dragoon regiment
        • 2nd Dragoon regiment (Margrave Maximilian)
        • One battery of horse-artillery
    • Corps-Artillery.
      • Two heavy and two light field batteries.
  • 4th Cavalry Division : General der Kavallerie H.R.H. Prince Albert of Prussia
    • 8th Cavalry Brigade : Generalmajor von Hontheim
      • West Prussian Cuirassier regiment, No. 5
      • Posen Uhlan regiment, No. 10
    • 9th Cavalry Brigade : Generalmajor von Bernhardi
      • West Prussian Uhlan regiment, No. 1
      • Thüringian Uhlan regiment, No. 6
    • 10th Cavalry Brigade : Generalmajor von Krosigk
      • 2nd Leib Hussar regiment, No. 2
      • Rhine Province Dragoon regiment, No. 5
    • Two batteries of horse-artillery
  • VI Army Corps (VI. Armeekorps) (Silesia) : General der Kavallerie Wilhelm Georg von Tümpling[nb 3]
    • 11th Infantry Division : Generalleutnant von Gordon
      • 21st Brigade : Generalmajor von Malachowski
        • 1st Silesian Grenadier regiment, No. 10
        • 1st Posen Infantry regiment, No. 18
      • 22nd Brigade : Generalmajor von Eckartsberg
        • Silesian Fusilier regiment, No. 38
        • 4th Lower Silesian Infantry regiment, No. 51
      • Attached to Division:
        • 2nd Silesian Jäger battalion, No. 6
        • 2nd Silesian Dragoon regiment, No. 8
        • Four batteries (two heavy, two light) of the Silesian field-artillery regiment, No. 6
        • 3rd Field-pioneer company, 6th corps
    • 12th Infantry Division : Generalleutnant von Hoffmann
      • 23rd Brigade : Generalmajor Gündell
        • 1st Upper Silesian Infantry regiment, No. 22
        • 3rd Upper Silesian Infantry regiment, No. 62
      • 24th Brigade: Generalmajor von Fabeck
        • 2nd Upper Silesian Infantry regiment, No. 23
        • 4th Upper Silesian Infantry regiment, No. 63
      • Attached to Division:
        • 3rd Silesian Dragoon regiment, No. 15
        • Four batteries (two heavy, two light) of the Silesian field-artillery regiment, No. 6
        • 1st Field-pioneer company, 6th corps, with light bridge-train
        • 2nd Field-pioneer company, 6th corps, with entrenching tool-column
    • Corps-Artillery: Oberst Arnold
      • Two horse artillery batteries, two light field batteries, two heavy field batteries of the Silesian field-artillery regiment, No. 6
      • Artillery and Infantry ammunition, and pontoon columns of Silesian field-artillery regiment
      • Silesian train battalion, No. 6
  • 2nd Cavalry Division : Generalleutnant Count Stolberg-Wernigerode
    • 3rd Cavalry Brigade : Generalmajor von Colomb
      • Silesian Leib Cuirassier regiment, No. 1
      • Silesian Uhlan regiment, No. 2
    • 4th Cavalry Brigade : Generalmajor Baron von Barnekow
      • 1st Leib Hussar regiment, No. 1
      • Pomeranian Hussar regiment (Blucher's Hussars), No. 5
    • 5th Cavalry Brigade : Generalmajor von Baumbach
      • 1st Silesian Hussar regiment, No. 4
      • 2nd Silesian Hussar regiment, No. 6
    • Two batteries of horse-artillery

Reserve[edit]

  • General Command over mobile troops in the I, II, IX, and X Corps Areas
    • 17th Infantry Division
    • Guard Landwehr Infantry Division
      • 1st Guard Landwehr Brigade
        • 1st Guard Landwehr Regiment
        • 2nd Guard Landwehr Regiment
      • 2nd Guard Landwehr Brigade
        • 1st Guard Grenadier Landwehr Regiment
        • 2nd Guard Grenadier Landwehr Regiment
    • 1st Landwehr Division
      • 1st Pomeranian Landwehr Brigade
        • 1st Combined Pomeranian Landwehr Regiment
        • 2nd Combined Pomeranian Landwehr Regiment
      • 2nd Pomeranian Landwehr Brigade
        • 3rd Combined Pomeranian Landwehr Regiment
        • 4th Combined Pomeranian Landwehr Regiment
    • 2nd (Brandenburg) Landwehr Division
      • 1st Brandenburg Landwehr Brigade
        • 1st Combined Brandenburg Landwehr Regiment
        • 2nd Combined Brandenburg Landwehr Regiment
      • 2nd Brandenburg Landwehr Brigade
        • 3rd Combined Brandenburg Landwehr Regiment
        • 4th Combined Brandenburg Landwehr Regiment
    • 3rd Combined Landwehr Division
      • West Prussian Landwehr Brigade
        • West Prussian Combined Landwehr Regiment
        • Lower Silesian Combined Landwehr Regiment
      • Posen Landwehr Brigade
        • 1st Combined Posen Landwehr Regiment
        • 2nd Combined Posen Landwehr Regiment
  • 16 Landwehr Cavalry Regiments
  • Reserve Foot Battalions of the Guard and 11 Line Artillery Regiments

Belgium[edit]

Though not a belligerent in the conflict, the Belgian army was mobilized and placed on readiness at the country's borders in fear of a preemptive attack by either party through the neutral territory during the Franco-Prussian War. (See Belgium and the Franco-Prussian War).

Commander-in-chief: King Leopold II

Chief of staff: Lieutenant General Bruno Renard

Minister of War: Major General Henri Guillaume

Army of Observation[edit]

The Army of Observation (Armée d'Observation) numbered approximately 55,000 men. Its role was to defend the country's borders.

Commander: Lieutenant-General Baron Félix Chazal

Chief of staff: Colonel Monoyer

  • 1st Army Corps (Ier corps d'armée)
    • Commanded by Lieutenant-General Sapin
  • 2nd Army Corps (IIe corps d'armée)
  • Artillery
  • Reserve Cavalry
  • Auxiliary units (Railway, logistics, telegraphic etc.)

Army of Antwerp[edit]

The Army of Antwerp (Armée d'Anvers), based in the "National Redoubt" fortress in Antwerp, numbered approximately 15,000. It was a defensive force, designed to hold the city of Antwerp alone. Approximately 8,000 additional men served as guards at other fortresses around the country, including Liège.

Commander: Lieutenant-General Alexis-Michel Eenens

Chief of staff: Colonel Henri Alexis Brialmont

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ I Korps and 1st Cavalry Division were listed after the other formations of First Army because their deployment was delayed by shortage of railway transport.
  2. ^ II Korps was listed after the other formations of Second Army because its deployment was delayed by shortage of railway transport.
  3. ^ VI Korps and 2nd Cavalry Division were listed after the other formations of Third Army because their deployment was delayed by shortage of railway transport.

Sources[edit]

  • A. Niemann, Der französische Feldzug 1870-1871 (Verlag des Bibliographischen Instituts, Hildburghausen, 1871).
  • Moltke, Helmuth von. "The Franco-German War of 1870-71". Project Gutenberg. Retrieved 2014-09-18.