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Saxon troops on Venetian service 1684-88

In 1684 Saxony agreed to provide 3 regiments on Venetian service: Oberst Hans Rudolph von Schonfeld (he also was a commander of entire Saxon contingent), Oberst Hans Bernhard von Loppau (Luppau, Loppauer), Oberst Georg von Kleist. The first was in red coats, the rest – in gray. Each regiment was of 10 coys, totaled 1004 men. Regimental staff was of 7 persons: Oberst, Oberstleutnant, Oberstwachmeister, Auditeur, Profos, Feldscher, Feldprediger. Company staff (100 men):
Rank
number
Ducats per month
Hauptman*
1
80
Leutnant
1
50
Fahnrich
1
30
Sergeaten
2
15
Gefreiter-Corporal
1
15
Corporale
3
10
Fourier
1
20
Musterschreiber
1
20
Captain d’armes
1
10
Tambours
2
4.3
Pfeifer
2
4.3
Gefreiter
16
4.3
Gemeine
68
4.3
TOTAl
100

* - Oberst, Oberstleutnant & Oberstwachmeister were company commanders of 1-3 coys respectively.          
1/3 of each company were armed with pikes, the rest – musketeers.
List of regimental officers:


Saxon troops participated in the actions at Kalamata (4/9/1685), Navarin (9/6/1686), Moron (27/6/1686), Napoli di Romania (19/8/1686). Troops heavily suffered from a disease & numbered only 761 men in September of 1687. Saxons returned home in the spring of 1688.

Source:

Friesen. Die Feldzuge der Sachsen in Morea mahrend der Jahre 1685 und 1686 // Archiv für die sächsische Geschichte. B. 2. 1863. S. 225-263.

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