Battle Of Ligny – Order of Battle

The French Army

First Corps.
Commanded by Lieut.-General Count Drouet d’Erlon

 

1st Division, Commanded by Lieut.- General Alix (in Alix’s absence Baron Quiot commanded the division)

Brigades: Quiot and Bourgeois

 

2nd Division, commanded by Lieut.-General Baron Donzelot

Brigades: Schmidt and Aulard

 

 3rd Division, commanded by Lieut.- General Baron Marcognet

Brigades: Nogurez and Grenier

 

4th Division, commanded by Lieut.-General Count Durutte

Brigades: Pegot and Brue

 

Cavalry Division, commanded by Lieut.-General Baron Jacquinot

Brigades: Bruno and Gobrecht

 

Artillery: commanded by Baron de Salles (6 batteries)

 

Engineer:, 5 companies

 

Total First Corps: 20,731 men, 46 guns

 

Second Corps.
Commanded by Lieut.-General Count Reille

 

5th Division, commanded by Lieut.-General Baron Bachelu

Brigades:  Husson and Campy

 

6th Division, commanded by Lieut.-General Prince Jérôme Bonaparte

Brigades: Baudouin and Soye

 

7th Division, commanded by Lieut.-General Count Girard

Brigades: Devilliers and Piat

 

9th Division, commanded by Lieut.-General Count Foy

Brigades: Gauthier and B.Jamin

 

2nd Cavalry Division, commanded by Lieut.-General Baron Piré

Brigades: Haubert and Wathiez

 

Artillery, commanded by Baron Pelletier (6 batteries)

 

Engineers, 5 companies

 

Total Second Corps: 25,179 men, 46 guns

Third Corps.
Commanded by Lieut.-General Count Vandamme

 8th Division, commanded by Lieut.-General baron Lefol

Brigades: Billard and Corsin

 

10th Division, commanded by Lieut.-General Baron Habert

Brigades: Gengoult and Dupeyroux

 

11th Division, commanded by Lieut.-General Baron Berthézène

Brigades: Dufour and Lagarde

 

3rd Cavalry Division, commanded by Lieut.-General Baron Domon

Brigades: Dommanget and Vinot

 

Artillery, commanded by General Doguereau (5 batteries)

 

Engineers, 3 companies

 

Total Third Corps: 18,105 men, 38 guns

Fourth Corps.
Commanded by Lieut.-General Count Gérard

12th Division, commanded by Lieut.-General Baron Pécheux

Brigades: Rome and Schoeffer

 

13th Division, commanded by Lieut.-General Baron Vichery

Brigades: Le Capitaine and Desprez

 

14th Division, commanded by Lieut.-General de Bourmont (afterwards by General Hulot)

Brigades: Hulot and Toussaint

 

7th Cavalry Division, commanded by Lieut.-General Maurin

Brigades: Vallin and Berruyer

 

Artillery, commanded by General Baron Baltus (5 batteries)

 

Engineers, 4 companies

 

Total Fourth Corps: 15,404 men, 38 guns

Sixth  Corps.
Commanded by Lieut.-General Count Lobau

 19th Division, commanded by Lieut.-General Baron Simmer

Brigades: Bellair and M.Jamin

 

20th Division, commanded by Lieut.-General Baron Jeannin

Brigades: Bony and Tromelin

 

21st Division, commanded by Lieut.-General Baron Teste

Brigades: Laffitte and Penne

 

Artillery, commanded by Lieut.-General Baron Noury (4 batteries)

 

Engineers, 3 companies

 

Total Sixth Corps: 10,821 men, 38 guns

 

Reserve Cavalry.

Commanded by Marshal Count de Grouchy

First Corps.
Commanded by Lieut.-General Count Pajol

 4th Division, commanded by Lieut.-General Baron Soult

Brigades: St Laurent and Ameil

 

5th Division, commanded by Lieut.-General Baron Subervie

Brigades: A.de Colbert and Merlin

 

Artillery:  2 horse batteries

Second Corps.
Commanded by Lieut.-General Count Exelmans

9th Division, commanded by Lieut.-General Baron Strolz

Brigades: Barthe and Vincent

 

10th Division, commanded by Lieut.-General Baron Chastel

Brigades: Bonnemains and Berton

 

Artillery: 2 horse batteries

 

Third Corps.
Commanded by Lieut.-General Kellermann, Count Valmy

11th Division, commanded by Lieut.-General Baron Lheritier

Brigades: Picquet and Guiton

 

12th Division, commanded by Lieut.-General Baron d’Hurbal

Brigades: Blancard and Donop

 

Artillery: 2 horse batteries

Fourth Corps.
Commanded by Lieut.-General Count Milhaud

13th Division, commanded by Lieut.-General Wathier de St Alphonse

Brigades: Dubois and Travers

 

14th Division, commanded by Lieut.-General Baron Delort

Brigades: Fraine and Vial

 

Artillery: 2 horse batteries

 

Total Reserve Cavalry: 13,144 men, 48 guns

 

The Imperial Guard
Commanded by Marshal Mortier, Duke of Treviso

Aide-Major-Général de la Garde, Lieut.- General Count Drouot

Infantry, Lieut.-General Count Friant

 

Brigade Commanders: Chartrand, Serétran, Hurel and Guy

General Petit, 1st Grenadiers

General Christiani, 2nd Grenadiers

General Poret de Morvan, 3rd Grenadiers

General Harlet, 4th Grenadiers

 

 

Lieut.-General Count Morand

General Cambronne, 1st Chasseurs

General Pelet, 2nd Chasseurs

Colonel Malet, 3rd Chasseurs

General Henrion, 4th Chasseurs

 

 Lieut.-General Count Duhesme

Colonel Secrétan, 1st Voltigeurs

Colonel Trappier, 1st Tirailleurs

Colonel Hurel, 3rd Voltigeurs

Colonel Phailés, 3rd Tirailleurs

 

Light Cavalry Division, Lieut.-General Lefebvre-Desnouettes

General Colbert (Lancers)

General F.A.Lallemand (Chasseurs)

 

Heavy Cavalry Division, Lieut.-General Count Guyot

General Dubois (Grenadiers)

General Letort (Empress Dragoons)

Colonel d’Autancourt (Gendarmerie d’Elite)

 

Artillery, Lieut.-General Desvaux de St Maurice

13 Foot and 3 Horse Batteries

 

Total Imperial Guard, 20,755 men, 96 guns

 

TOTAL STRENGTH FRENCH ARMY: 124,139 men, 350 guns


 

The Prussian Army

Commander-in- Chief: Field- Marshal Prince Blücher von Wahlstadt
Quatermaster General and Chief of The Staff: General Count von Gneisenau
Chief of the General Staff: General von Grölmann
First Corps:
Commander, Lieut.-General von Ziethen

Brigades:

Major-General von Steinmetz

Major-General von Pirch II

Major-General von Jagow

Major-General Count von Henckel Donnersmark

 

Cavalry Corps, commanded by Lieut.-General von Röder

Major-General von Treskow

Major-General von Lützow

 

Artillery, commanded by Colonel von Lehmann;

3 horse artillery,

3, 12pdr. And

5, 6pdr. Field batteries,

1 howitzer battery

 

Total First Corps, 31,129 men, 80 guns

Second Corps:
Commanded by Major-General von Pirch I

Brigades

Major-General von Tippelskirch

Major-General von Kraft

Major-General von Brause

Major-General von Bose

 

Cavalry Corps, commanded by Major-General von Wahlen-Jurgass

Colonel von Thümen

Colonel von Schulenburg

Lieut.-Colonel von Sohr

 

Artillery, commanded by Colonel von Röhl;

3 horse artillery,

2, 12 pdr. And

5, 6pdr. Field batteries.

 

Total Second Corps, 31,529 men, 80 guns

Third Corps:
Commanded by Lieut.-General von Thielemann

Brigades

Major-General von Borcke

Colonel von Kämpfen

Colonel von Luck

Colonel von Stülpnägel

 

Cavalry Corps, commanded by General von Hobe

Colonel von Ryssel

Colonel von Lottum

 

Artillery, commanded by Colonel von Mohnhaupt;

3 horse artillery;

1, 12pdr. and

2, 6pdr Field Batteries.

 

Total Third Corps, 24,141 men, 48 guns

 

Fourth Corps:
Commanded by General Count Bülow von Dennewitz

Brigades

Lieut-General von Hacke

General von Ryssel

General von Losthin

Colonel von Hiller

Cavalry Corps, commanded by General Prince William of Prussia

General von Sidow

Colonel Count von Schwerin

Lieut.-General von Watsdorf

 

Artillery, commanded by Lieut.-Colonel von Bardeleben;

3 horse artillery;

3, 12pdr. and

5, 6pdr. Field Batteries

 

Total Fourth Corps, 30,862 men, 88 guns

 

TOTAL STRENGTH PRUSSIAN ARMY: 117,661 men, 296 guns

(These figures do not include musicians or officers, which give a grand total of approximately 124,000 men)

 

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