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Austrians at the Siege of Dunkirk 1793

Postby PaulD » February 8th, 2017, 10:13 am

A bit of a long shot - an Austrian corps under FML Alvinczy was sent in August 1793 to join the Duke of York's army for the siege of Dunkirk. The composition of the corps is well known but estimates of its strength vary from 10,000 to 15,000 (the number the Duke asked Coburg to provide) - does anyone know the actual strength of the Austrian regiments in the Low Countries at this time?
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Re: Austrians at the Siege of Dunkirk 1793

Postby DaveH » February 10th, 2017, 7:08 pm

There is no really detailed account of this campaign in print, just short essays in he OMZ - http://www.oesta.gv.at/DocView.axd?CobId=23150 (p.37) . I suspect it might need a trip to the KA for the Alte Feldakten.
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Re: Austrians at the Siege of Dunkirk 1793

Postby PaulD » February 11th, 2017, 7:51 am

Thanks Dave - I have looked at the OMZ (really useful on all manner of things, but not sufficiently detailed for my purpose) and various regimental histories. That excellent fellow Michael Wenzel is helping me through the KA - he thinks the answer may lie in the Standes und Dienstabellen - let's see
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Re: Austrians at the Siege of Dunkirk 1793

Postby DaveH » February 11th, 2017, 8:12 pm

Yes, usually they are the best, esp for a siege. Regimental histories are too variable in their sourcing.
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