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vrijdag 5 mei 2017

Dutch Army of 1794 (2)

For the campaign of 1794 a field army was organised in which only a part of the total armystrenth was available. This was partly because of the losses in earlier campaigns but also because the Dutch army needed numerous garrisons for the cities of the Netherlands.
The line infantry was composed of battalions of 6 companies (out of 12 companies of each regiment) plus converged grenadiers of the various regiments (2 grenadiercompanies of 3 regiments formed a grenadier battalion).
The line field battalions had a strength of 504 men (guard battalions), 510 men (Swiss) or 432 men (other battlions. The grenadier battalions had a strength of 384 men.
Mind you, this was the official strength at the start of the 1794 campaign and quickly these numbers became less through losses, sickness and desertion.
The field battalions were as follows:

LINIE INFANTERIE Infanterie veldbataljons
regiment veld bataljon Gardes veld        bataljon Zwitsers veld        bataljon linie
Naam
Hollandse Gardes 6
Oranje Gelderland 6
Oranje Stad en Lande en Drenthe 6
Oranje Nassau 2 6
Van Maneil 6
Van Dopff 6
Von Wilcke (vh d'Envie) 6
Van Welderen 6
Bosc de la Calmette 6
Bedaulx 6
Hessen-Darmstadt 6
De Petit 6
van Plettenberg 6
van Wartensleben (vh van Pabst) 6
Waldeck 1e regiment 6
Zwitserse Gardes 6
Hirzel 6
Stockar de Neuforn 6
De Gumoëns 6
Schmid 6
May 6
VELDLEGER
compagnieën 12 30 84
bataljons 2 10 14
officieren en manschappen  504 510 432
1.008 5.100 6.048 12.156


GRENADIERS Each 2 companies of the following 3 regiments (a total of 384 men or a grand total of 3.456 grenadiers)
grenadierbattalion:
van Raesfeldt Van Maneil Douglas (mariniers) Bentinck
Von Buseck Van Dopff Van Brakell De Thouars (vh van Quadt)
Van Dongen Oranje Gelderland Oranje Vriesland Oranje Stad en Lande en Drenthe
Mollenbruyn van Plettenberg van Baden Nassau-Usingen
Van Plettenberg De Schepper Bedaulx van Nijvenheim
Prinz von Reusz van Wartensleben (vh van Pabst) von Geusau (vh Wiguer, vh Baden) Westerlo (mariniers)
Prins von Hessen-Philipsthal Des Villates Van Welderen Bosc de la Calmette
Van Panhuijs De Bons van Mönster Stuart
Van Solms Oranje Nassau 1 Oranje Nassau 2 W.F. Erfprince van Orange en Nassau


LICHTE INFANTERIE
5e bataljon Waldeck 280
Bataljon Walen van Perez 280
Bataljon Jagers van Bylandt 198
Korps van Damas 250
Korps van Béon  494
Korps van Mathieu 277
VELDLEGER 1779

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