Order of battle of the Battle of Quatre Bras

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Dispositions at the Battle of Quatre Bras.

The following units and commanders fought in the Battle of Quatre Bras on 16 June 1815 at Quatre Bras in the Belgian province of Wallonia. The numbers following each unit are the approximate strengths of that unit.

Lord Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington

Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington

Anglo-allied Army[edit]

Headquarters and support regiments[edit]

Major General His Royal Highness Prince Willem of Orange G.C.B.

Unit Commander Complement Killed Wounded Missing
Headquarters Field Marshal Sir Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington 150 off[icers] 1,231 men 0 off 0 men 2 off 0 men 0 off 0 men
Personal Staff Colonel Sir William Howe De Lancey KCB 83 off 9 men 7 off 0 men 22 off 0 men 0 off 0 men
Medical Staff Inspector Sir James Robert Grant M.D. 39 off 0 men 0 off 0 men 7 off 0 men 0 off 0 men
Artillery Corps Colonel Sir George Adam Wood Kt 15 off 10 men 0 off 0 men 0 off 0 men 0 off 0 men
Royal Waggon Train Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Aird 12 off 266 men 0 off 0 men 0 off 0 men 0 off 0 men
Royal Corps of Artillery Drivers Major Neil Turner 13 off 1,212 men 0 off 0 men 0 off 0 men 0 off 0 men

I Corps[edit]

Unit Commander Complement Killed Wounded Missing
I Corps Major-General William, Prince of Orange G.C.B. (Prins Willem van Oranje) 798 off 17,325 men, 41 guns 13 off 214 men 46 off 1,266 men 1 off 224 men
Quarter-master-general Major-General Jean Victor de Constant Rebecque 20 off 126 men 1 off 0 men 8 off 0 men 0 off 0 men
1st Division Major-General George Cooke 175 off 4,155 men 5 off 45 men 9 off 507 men 0 off 0 men
1st Brigade Major-General Peregrine Maitland 78 off 1,901 men 5 off 43 men 9 off 491 men 0 off 0 men
2nd Battalion, 1st Regiment of Foot Guards Lieutenant Colonel Henry Askew 35 off 919 men 2 off 23 men 4 off 256 men 0 off 0 men
3rd Battalion, 1st Regiment of Foot Guards Lieutenant Colonel William Stuart 40 off 982 men 2 off 20 men 5 off 235 men 0 off 0 men
2nd Brigade Major-General Sir John Byng, 1st Earl of Strafford 79 off 1,939 men 0 off 0 men 0 off 7 men 0 off 0 men
2nd Battalion, Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards Lieutenant-Colonel James Macdonnell 36 off 896 men 0 off 0 men 0 off 0 men 0 off 0 men
2nd Battalion, 3rd Regiment of Foot Guards Lieutenant Colonel Francis Hepburn 40 off 1,043 men 0 off 0 men 0 off 7 men 0 off 0 men
Artillery Lieutenant-Colonel Stephen Galway Adye 14 off 401 men 0 off 2 men 0 off 9 men 0 off 0 man
Sandham's Battery Royal Artillery (RA) Captain Charles Frederik Sandham 5 off 99 men, 5x9lb guns 1x5.5 inch Howitzer 0 off 2 men 0 off 9 men 0 off 0 man
Kuhlmann's Battery KGLHA, King's German Legion Captain Heinrich Jacob Kuhlmann 8 off 302 men 5x9lb guns 1x5.5 inch Howitzer 0 off 0 men 0 off 0 men 0 off 0 men
3rd Division Lieutenant-General Charles, Count Alten KCB (aka Charles Alten) 318 off 5,173 men 5 off 115 men 26 off 434 men 1 off 6 men
5th Brigade Major-General Sir Colin Halkett K.C.B. 173 off 2,059 men 5 off 62 men 15 off 248 men 0 off 0 men
2nd Battalion, 30th (Cambridgeshire) Regiment of Foot Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Hamilton 51 off 579 men 0 off 5 men 2 off 28 men 0 off 0 men
33rd (1st Yorkshire West Riding) Regiment of Foot Lieutenant-Colonel William George Keith Elphinstone 41 off 514 men 3 off 16 men 7 off 67 men 0 off 0 men
69th (South Lincolnshire) Regiment of Foot Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Morice 38 off 495 men 1 off 37 men 3 off 109 men 0 off 0 men
2nd Battalion, 73rd Regiment of Foot Lieutenant-Colonel William George Harris 39 off 471 men 1 off 4 men 3 off 44 men 0 off 0 men
1st Hanoverian Brigade Major-General Friedrich von Kielmansegg 127 off 3,189 men 0 off 44 men 10 off 169 men 1 off 6 men
Field Battalion Bremen Lieutenant Colonel Wilhelm von Langrehre 21 off 512 men 0 off 5 men 1 off 13 men 0 off 0 men
Field Battalion 1st Duke of York's Osnabrück Carl Friedrich von Bulow 25 off 607 men 0 off 20 men 2 off 22 men 0 off 4 men
Light Battalion Grubenhagen Lieutenant Colonel Baron Friedrich von Wurmb 22 off 621 men 0 off 5 men 4 off 74 men 0 off 0 men
Light Battalion Lüneburg Lieutenant Colonel August von Klencke 22 off 595 men 0 off 11 men 3 off 42 men 1 off 2 men
Field Battalion Verden Major Julius von Schkopp 26 off 533 men 0 off 0 men 0 off 0 men 0 off 0 men
Field Jaeger Battalion (two companies) Captain de Reden 10 off 321 men 0 off 3 men 0 off 18 men 0 off 0 men
3rd Division Artillery Lieutenant Colonel John Suther Williamson 13 off 225 men 0 off 9 men 0 off 17 men 0 off 0 men
Lloyd's Battery RA Major William Lloyd 5 off 93 men, 5x9lb guns 1x5.5 inch Howitzer 0 off 7 men 0 off 8 men 0 off 0 man
Cleeves' Battery KGLFA King's German Legion Captain Andreas Cleeves 6 off 132 men, 5x9lb guns 1x5.5 inch Howitzer 0 off 2 men 0 off 9 men 0 off 0 man
2nd Netherlands Division (2e Divisie)[Note 1] Luitenant-Generaal Baron Hendrik George de Perponcher Sedlnitsky
Chief of Staff colonel Pieter Hendrik van Zuylen van Nijevelt
290 off 7,697 men 3 off 54 men 11 off 325 men 0 off 218 men
1st Brigade (1e Brigade) Generaal-Majoor Willem Frederik van Bylandt 121 off 3,216 men 2 off 35 men 6 off 181 men 0 off 185 men
27th Light Battalion (Bataljon Jagers No. 27) Luitenant-Kolonel Johann Willem Grunebosch 23 off 739 men 0 off 3 men 1 off 62 men 0 off 33 men
7th Line Battalion (Bataljon Infanterie van linie No. 7) Luitenant-Kolonel Frederik Charles van den Sande 23 off 666 men 1 off 6 men 1 off 32 men 0 off 34 men
5th National Militia Battalion (Bataljon Nationale Militie No. 5) Luitenant-Kolonel Jan Johannes Westenberg 22 off 454 men 1 off 14 men 2 off 42 men 0 off 17 men
7th National Militia Battalion (Bat. Nat. Mil. No. 7) Luitenant-Kolonel Hendrick Singendonck 22 off 622 men 0 off 2 men 1 off 13 men 0 off 77 men
8th National Militia Battalion (Bat. Nat. Mil. No. 8) Luitenant-Kolonel Wijlbrandis Augustus de Jongh 22 off 502 men 0 off 6 men 1 off 27 men 0 off 23 men
Foot Artillery Battery (Batterij artillerie te voet) Kapitein Emmanuel Joseph Stevenart 3 off 107 men 6x6 pdr gun, 2x24 pdr how 0 off 4 men 0 off 5 men 0 off 1 men
Train (Trein) Luitenant Frederik Van Gahlen 2 off 126 men 0 off 0 men 0 off 0 men 0 off 0 men
2nd Brigade (2e Brigade) Kolonel F. von Gödecke[Note 2] 146 off 4,579 men 2 off 36 men 9 off 240 men 0 off 64 men
2nd Nassau Infantry Regiment (2. Infanterieregiment von Nassau) Majoor Johann Friedrich Sattler 86 off 2,585 men 1 off 12 men 4 off 91 men 0 off 9 men
1st Battalion (1e Bataljon) Kapitein Moritz Büsgen 27 off 835 men 0 off 5 men 1 off 31 men 0 off 9 men
2nd Battalion (2e Bataljon) Majoor Philipp von Normann 25 off 819 men 1 off 4 men 2 off 27 men 0 off 0 men
3rd Battalion (3e Bataljon) Majoor Gottfried Hechmann 27 off 819 men 0 off 3 men 1 off 33 men 0 off 0 men
28th Regiment, Orange-Nassau (Regiment Oranje-Nassau No. 28) Kolonel Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach[Note 2] 57 off 1,625 men 0 off 5 men 0 off 35 men 0 off 22 men
1st Battalion (1e Bataljon) Luitenant-Kolonel Wilhelm Ferdinand von Dressel 28 off 835 men 0 off 1 man 0 off 7 men 0 off 6 men
2nd Battalion (2e Bataljon) Majoor Christian Philipp Schleyer 22 off 637 men 0 off 1 man 0 off 12 men 0 off 16 men
Volunteer Jager Company (Compagnie vrijwillige jagers) ('Oranje-Nassau') Kapitein Emilius Bergmann 5 off 153 men 0 off 3 men 0 off 16 men 0 off 0 men
Horse Artillery Battery (Batterij rijdende artillerie) Kapitein Adriaan van Bijleveld 5 off 100 men 6x6 pdr gun, 2x24 pdr how 0 off 2 men 1 off 13 men 0 off 1 man
Train (Trein) Luitenant Gert van der Hoeven 2 off 109 men 0 off 0 men 0 off 5 men 0 off 1 men

II Corps[edit]

Unit Commander Complement Killed Wounded Missing
II Corps Lieutenant General Sir Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill 11 off 193 men, 6 guns 0 off 0 men 2 off 6 men 0 off 0 men
1st Troop Sympher's Battery KGLHA, King's German Legion Captain Augustus Sympher 5 off 193 men 0 off 0 men 2 off 6 men 0 off 0 men
Artillery Major Heinrich Heise 12 off 191 men 0 off 0 men 0 off 0 men 0 off 0 men
Rogers' Battery RA Captain Thomas Rogers 5 off 90 men 0 off 0 men 0 off 0 men 0 off 0 men
Braun's Hanoverian Foot Artillery Captain Wilhelm Braun 4 off 101 men 0 off 0 men 0 off 0 men 0 off 0 men

Reserve[edit]

Under the command of Wellington.

Unit Commander Complement Killed Wounded Missing
5th Division Lieutenant General Sir Thomas Picton 312 off 4,792 men 6 off 84 men 49 off 531 men 3 off 27 men
8th Brigade Major General Sir James Kempt 167 off 2,348 men 4 off 68 men 44 off 522 men 1 off 0 men
1st Battalion, 28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot Colonel Sir Charles Paul Belson KCB 39 off 580 men 0 off 11 men 4 off 60 men 0 off 0 men
1st Battalion, 32nd (Cornwall) Regiment of Foot Major (Brevet Lieutenant Colonel) John Hicks 44 off 605 men 2 off 21 men 20 off 153 men 0 off 0 men
79th Regiment of Foot (Cameron Highlanders) Lieutenant-Colonel Neil Douglas 46 off 656 men 2 off 28 men 16 off 258 men 1 off 0 men
1st Battalion, 95th Regiment of Foot (Rifles) Lieutenant-Colonel (Brevet Colonel) Sir Andrew Barnard 35 off 507 men 0 off 8 men 4 off 51 men 0 off 0 men
9th Brigade Major General Sir Dennis Pack 177 off 2,133 men 18 off 107 men 57 off 728 men 0 off 17 men
3rd Battalion, 1st Regiment of Foot (The Royal Scots) Lieutenant Colonel Colin Campbell 52 off 588 men 6 off 60 men 12 off 180 men 0 off 0 men
42nd (Royal Highland) Regiment of Foot, the "Black Watch" Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Robert Macara KCB 39 off 550 men 3 off 42 men 14 off 228 men 0 off 0 men
2nd Battalion, 44th (East Essex) Regiment of Foot Lieutenant-Colonel John Miller Hamerton 36 off 427 men 2 off 10 men 15 off 94 men 0 off 17 men
92nd Regiment of Foot (Gordon Highlanders) Lieutenant-Colonel John Cameron of Fassifern 47 off 568 men 6 off 35 men 16 off 226 men 0 off 0 men
4th Hanoverian Brigade Colonel Charles Best 140 off 2,444 men 2 off 16 men 4 off 39 men 2 off 27 men
Landwehr Battalion Lüneberg Lieutenant Colonel Ludwig von Romdohr 24 off 582 men 0 off 4 men 2 off 8 men 0 off 4 men
Landwehr Battalion Munden Major Ferdinand von Schmid 37 off 590 men 0 off 6 men 0 off 14 men 0 off 13 men
Landwehr Battalion Osterode Major Claus von Reden 35 off 621 men 1 off 1 man 0 off 3 men 0 off 0 men
Landwehr Battalion Verden Major Christoff von der Decken 34 off 556 men 1 off 5 men 2 off 14 men 2 off 10 men

Brunswick Corps[edit]

Frederick William, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (KIA)

Unit Commander Complement Killed Wounded Missing
Brunswick Corps Lieutenant General HSH Duke of Brunswick 213 off 5,686 men, 16 guns 4 off 85 men 16 off 468 men 0 off 179 men
Brunswick Advance Guard Major von Rauschenplatt 25 off 647 men 0 off 9 men 4 off 43 men 0 off 0 men
1st Brigade Lieutenant-Colonel Wilhelm Treunch von Butlar 94 off 2,597 men 0 off 33 men 8 off 158 men 0 off 57 men
Guard Battalion Major Frederich von Pröstler 25 off 647 men 0 off 15 men 5 off 106 men 0 off 18 men
1st Light Infantry Battalion Major von Holstein 23 off 649 men 0 off 0 men 0 off 3 men 0 off 22 men
2nd Light Infantry Battalion Major Heinrich von Brandenstein 21 off 652 men 0 off 18 men 3 off 49 men 0 off 17 men
3rd Light Infantry Battalion Major von Ebeling 23 off 649 men 0 off 0 men 0 off 0 men 0 off 0 man
2nd Brigade Lieutenant-Colonel Frederich von Specht 77 off 1,942 men 3 off 43 men 4 off 267 men 0 off 122 men
1st Line Battalion Major Metzner 23 off 649 men 1 off 16 men 2 off 86 men 0 off 29 men
2nd Line Battalion Major von Strombeck 27 off 646 men 2 off 23 men 1 off 162 men 0 off 46 men
3rd Line Battalion Major Gustavus von Normann 25 off 647 men 0 off 4 men 1 off 19 men 0 off 47 men
Artillery Major August Mahn 11 off 500 men 0 off 0 men 0 off 0 men 0 off 0 men
Heinemann's Horse Battery Captain Manfred von Heinemann 5 off 289 men 0 off 0 men 0 off 0 men 0 off 0 men
Moll's Foot Battery Major Johann Moll 5 off 211 men 0 off 0 men 0 off 0 men 0 off 0 men

Cavalry Corps[edit]

Unit Commander Complement Killed Wounded Missing
Anglo-Allied Army Cavalry Corps Lieutenant General Henry Paget, the 2nd Earl of Uxbridge 122 off 1,870 men, 0 guns 3 off 33 men 5 off 79 men 0 off 96 men
Cavalry of the Brunswick Corps Major Von Cramm 50 off 872 men 2 off 19 men 2 off 37 men 0 off 45 men
2nd Hussars Regiment Major von Cramm 34 of 656 men 2 off 15 men 2 off 27 men 0 off 23 men
Uhlans (1 Squadron) Major Carl Pott 16 off 216 men 0 off 4 men 0 off 10 men 0 off 22 men
3rd Light Brigade (3e Brigade Lichte Cavalerie)[Note 3] Generaal-Majoor Jean Baptiste Baron van Merlen 65 off 998 men 1 off 14 men 3 off 42 men 0 off 51 men
5th Light Dragoons (Regiment lichte dragonders No. 5)[Note 4] Luitenant-Kolonel Edouard A. J. G. de Mercx de Corbais 26 off 395 men 0 off 6 men 1 off 23 men 0 off 14 men
6th Hussars (Regiment Huzaren van Boreel) Luitenant-Kolonel Jonkheer Willem Francois Boreel 36 off 603 men 1 off 8 men 2 off 19 men 0 off 37 men
Marshal Michel Ney, Duke of Elchingen, Prince of the Moskowa

French Army[edit]

II Corps[edit]

Gen de Division Reille

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

5th Division
Gen de Division Bachelu

1st Brigade


Gen de Brigade Husson

  • 1st Btn, 2nd Light Regt (578)
  • 2nd Btn, 2nd Light Regt (569)
  • 3rd Btn, 2nd Light Regt (577)
  • 4th Btn, 2nd Light Regt (570)
  • 1st Btn, 61st Line Regt (423)
  • 2nd Btn, 61st Line Regt (407)
2nd Brigade


Gen de Brigade Baron Campy

  • 1st Btn, 72nd Line Regt (483)
  • 2nd Btn, 72nd Line Regt (487)
  • 1st Btn, 108th Line Regt (415)
  • 2nd Btn, 108th Line Regt (406)
  • 3rd Btn, 108th Line Regt (251)
Artillery


Cpt Deshailles

  • 18th Bty, 6th Arty (six 6 lb., two 5.5" how.)
Division Brigade Regiments and Others

6th Division
Gen de Division Prince Jérôme Bonaparte

1st Brigade


Gen de Brigade Baudin

  • 1st Btn, 1st Legere Regt (625 approx)
  • 2nd Btn, 1st Legere Regt (625 approx)
  • 3rd Btn, 1st Legere Regt (600 approx)
  • 1st Btn, 3rd Line Regt (600 approx)
  • 2nd Btn, 3rd Line Regt (600 approx)
2nd Brigade


Gen de Brigade Soye

  • 1st Btn, 1st Line Regt (625 approx)
  • 2nd Btn, 1st Line Regt (600 approx)
  • 3rd Btn, 1st Line Regt (600 approx)
  • 1st Btn, 2nd Line Regt (600 approx)
  • 2nd Btn, 2nd Line Regt (600 approx)
  • 3rd Btn, 2nd Line Regt (575 approx)
Artillery


Cpt Barbaux

  • 3rd Bty, 2nd Arty (six 6 lb., two 5.5" how.)

9th Division
Gen de Division Maximilien Sebastien Foy

1st Brigade


Gen de Brigade Marbais

  • 1st Btn, 92nd Line Regt (553)
  • 2nd Btn, 92nd Line Regt (472)
  • 1st Btn, 93rd Line Regt (471)
  • 2nd Btn, 93rd Line Regt (472)
2nd Brigade


Gen de Brigade Baron Jamin

  • 1st Btn, 100th Line Regt (423)
  • 2nd Btn, 100th Line Regt (424)
  • 3rd Btn, 100th Line Regt (246)
  • 1st Btn, 4th Light Regt (533)
  • 2nd Btn, 4th Light Regt (536)
  • 3rd Btn, 4th Light Regt (535)
Artillery


Cpt Tacon

  • 1st Bty, 6th Arty (six 6 lb., two 5.5" how.)

2nd Cavalry Division
Gen de Division Comte Pire

1st Brigade


Gen de Brigade Baron Hubert

  • 1st Chasseur Regt (485)
  • 6th Chasseur Regt (560)
2nd Brigade


Gen de Brigade Wathier

  • 5th Lancer Regt (412)
  • 6th Lancer Regt (381)
Artillery


Cpt Gronnier

  • 2nd Bty, 4th Horse Arty (four 6 lb., two 6" how.)
Corps Artillery


Baron Le Pelletier

  • 7th Bty, 2nd Arty (six 12 lb., two 6" how.)

III Cavalry Corps[edit]

Gen de Corps d'Armee François Étienne de Kellermann, Comte de Valmy

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

11th Cavalry Division
Gen de Division Baron L'Heritier

1st Brigade


Gen de Brigade Picquet

  • 2nd Dragoon Regt (585)
  • 7th Dragoon Regt (516)
2nd Brigade


Gen de Brigade Guiton

  • 8th Cuirassier Regt (425)
  • 11th Cuirassier Regt (325)
Artillery


Cpt Marcillac

  • 3rd Bty, 2nd Horse Arty (four 6 lb., two 5.5" how.)
Imperial Guard Light Cavalry Division


Gen Charles Lefebvre-Desnouettes

  • Lancer Regt (880)
  • Chasseur and Mameluke Regt (1,197)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ De Bas and Wommersom, Tome III, table p. 96
  2. ^ a b According to De Bas and Wommersom, Prince Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach was the colonel of the 28th regiment "Orange-Nassau," but he had to replace the commander of the second brigade, Colonel Von Goedecke (Gödecke), who had been taken ill; Cf. De Bas and Wommersom, Tome III, p. 97, table and fn. 3.
  3. ^ The Anglo-Allied Army number them: 1st Heavy 2nd Light, 3rd Light; but the source Wellington's Army in 1815. British-German-Netherland Order of Battle numbers them Heavy, 1st Light, 2nd Light.
  4. ^ The Anglo-Allied Army, but the source Wellington's Army in 1815. British-German-Netherland Order of Battle numbers this the 4th (Dutch) Light Dragoon

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