Prussian Avant Guard Division, October 1806
(cited after "Memoiren des königlich preußischen Generals der Infantrie Ludwig v. Reiche", Herausgegeben von seinem Neffen Louis v. Weltzien, F.A. Brockhaus, Leipzig, 1857, Erster Teil, S. 159f)
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Drag. Dragoon Regt.
GM General Major
Huss. Hussar Regt.
Inf. Infantry Regt.
Commander-in-Chief: General of Cavalry Duke of Saxony-Weimar
Staff: Capt. v. Müffling, Ltn. v. Reiche, ...
(Light) Brigade GM v. Rudorff
Fus. Batl. Col. Count Wedell
4 Comp. Jäger [of the Jäger Regt., Cmd. Col. v. Yorck]
Rudorff (Life) Huss., 2 Batl. (10 Squad.)
GM Duke of Braunschweig-Oels
[Cmd. of the two following brigades. TH]
Brigade Col. v. Frankenberg
Inf. Kunheim, 2 Musq. Batl.
Inf. Borke, 2 Musq. Batl.
Brigade Col. v. Kaminsky
Inf. Duke of Braunschweig-Oels, 2 Musq. Batl.
Inf. Owstien, 2 Musq. Batl.
1 Batt. 6 Pd. v. Thadden
Cavalry Brigade GM v. Pelet
Drag. King of Bavaria, 5 Squad.
1 Batl. Pletz Huss., 2. Batl. (5 Squad., arrived ca. October 9th)
1 Mount. Batt. Wegener
History: Initially designated as Avant Guard of the Prussian Army (within the Corps of Duke Hohenlohe), the Avantguard was on October 14th in the area of Ilmenau, hence missed both the battles of Jena and Auerstedt. 15th near Erfurt. Via Gotha and Eisenach to Duderstadt (18th), Lutter am Barenberge (20th), Wolfenbüttel (21st, conference between the Duke of Saxony-Weimar and Gen. Blücher), Königslutter (22nd), Gardelegen (24th), Stendal (25th), crossing of the river Elbe at Sandau (26th, combat of Altenzaun, especially the Jäger companies under Yorck, cf. P. Hofschröer: Prussian Light Infantry 1792-1815). The Duke left the Avant Guard on October 28th (he was urged by Napoleon, otherwise he would had left his country), new Cmd. became Gen. v. Winning. Via Mirow (31st) to Lübeck (before November 5th), capitulation (of Ratekau) on November 6th, together with Blücher´s troops. Leader of the French troops attacking Lübeck was Marshall Bernadotte.