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Siege of Oudenarde, 16-21 July 1745

Plan des attaques d'Oudenarde en 1745
Allied garrison at Oudenarde (1,100) was besieged on 16 July by French troops (22 batts, 3 sqns, 33 cannons & 4 mortars) under Lowendal. French opened siege work on the night 18/19 July & made the fortress to capitulate on July 21. The garrison became the prisoners of war & was sent to Tournay.
French troops, general-lieutenant Ulrich Frederic Woldemar, Comte de Lowendal
Infanterie: Picardie (4), Bouzols (3), Biron (1), Monnin (3), Diesbach (3), Beltens (2), Wimer (2), Lowendal (2). Battalion d’artillerie de Richecourt.
Cavalerie: Fitz-James, 3
Siege artillery: 19 24-pdr, 4 12-pdr, 10 8-pdr, 4 mortars.
Allied garrison: major Mackuo (Austrian)

Battalion of Gyusrur Foot (Austrian, 150), battalion of Braun Foot (Dutch, 600), battalion of Beauclerk Foot (English, the 31st Foot, 300), 30 Austrian Hussars, 20 Dutch cannoniers – totaled about 1,100 men. 

2 комментария:

  1. Very interesting! Hope you'll post also about the sieges of Tournai (more famous for the defeat of the Allied relief army at Fontenoy) and Bergen-op-Zoom.

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    1. I plan to place all sieges in Flandres during the WAS

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