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Siege of Hagenau, 28 Sept - 5 Oct 1705.

Siege of Hagenau, 28 Sept - 5 Oct 1705
by Schenck
French garrison under marquis de Pery was about 1,500-2,000 men. According to a list of officers there were the following infantry regiments in Hagenau during the siege: Chaux-Montauban, Chalmazel, Rose & Sorbeck Swiss (a battalion?). Source: Pelet & Vault's Memories militaires... T. 5. S. 801-806.
The fortress was besieged by Imperial troops under FM v. Thungen on 28 September 1705. They contained of 21 battalions (10 Prussian, 5 Saxon, 6 Wurtemberg) & 17 squadrons (nationality is unknown). French garrison easily agreed to capitulate on 5 October on a term of free passage to Strasbourg. Allies entered Hagenau on 6 Oct (that's why in some sources the siege ended on 6 Oct 1705)

Prussian contingent under GL Georg Abraham v. Arnim was of 10 battalions & unknown number of cavalry. Battalions: Grenadier-Garde (1), Fusilier-Garde (1), Kronprinz (3), Holstein (1), Lottum (1), Alt-Dohna (1), Jung-Dohna (1), Donhoff (1).
Source: Jany's Geschichte der Preusischen Armee. B. 1. S. 484, 487.

Saxon contingent under GL August Kristoffer v. Wackerbarth was of 20 coys from 3 infantry regiments (total about 3,000):
- 8 coys of Seiferitz Defension-regiment (land-miliz)

- 8 coys of Wackerbarth infantry
- 4 coys of Weissenfels infantry
In terms of Saxon infantry organisation a battalion was of 8 coys (in Defension-regiment - 4), so the Corps consisted of 3,5 battalions. But in Imperial BO's battalions usually were of 4 coys, so the Corps strength was 5 battalions.
Source: Schuster & Francke's Geschichte des Sachsischen Armee. B. 1. S. 166.

Wurttemberg troops I don't find. I assume they were Stehrenfelt (2), Hermann (2) & Reischach (2) infantry & some cavalry.

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