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    Bandit
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    I’m investigating the Battle of Möckern, 5 April 1813. This is not the later battle that happened in October around Leipzig, in fact it is a completely different town of Möckern located on the Ehle about 15 miles from where it connects with the Elbe and a similar distance from Magdeburg. This was a fight between Eugene and Wittgenstein prior to Napoleon taking command of the army.

    Specifically information about the Russians.

    Perhaps Jonathan Gingrich has some info?

    I’m trying to get details on the makeup of Berg’s Corps. I have been able to locate some general notion of his strength in number of battalions and such, but nothing much regarding the units present under his command or their organization.

    My suspicion is that it was substantially different than what he had at Lützen due to the massive reorganizations occurring in the winter and spring.

    Any help is appreciated.

    Cheers,

    The Bandit

    #50226
    Greystreak
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    The closest I can find at this time, is from George Nafziger’s  collection: http://www.cgsc.edu/CARL/nafziger/813ECC.pdf

    Since the battle of Lützen occurs only one month after the action you specify, why would you think there would be time for a massive re-organisation on the Russian side?

    Hope it helps.

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    Bryce Allen

    #50227
    Bandit
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    Hope it helps.

    Thanks Bryce, same here. I have found battalion and squadron totals as well as manpower estimates elsewhere. I may end up using those in conjunction with George’s May OB. I’m hoping to track down something specific to April because I believe there were major re-orgs before May. So goes, we do what we can with the tools we have.

    Cheers,

    The Bandit

    #51247
    NTM
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    Composition of his advanced guard can be found here

    http://napitalia.org.uk/eng/mockoba.shtml

    Nafziger’s Lutzen and Bautzen may have details on the rest but I’m away at the moment so cannot check my copy.

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