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Posted: March 30, 2010 08:02 pm
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if the markings on the scabbard show 116, the regiment wasn't prussian. the 116th was a hessian regiment.

http://www.blankwaffen.at has a wide range of austrian and hungarian daggers and sabres, but none like the one posted here. some tend to look like this one a bit, but i haven't seen anything identical.

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Posted: April 15, 2010 12:17 pm
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found a brief description of the participation of the 13th and 16th Wallachische Grenzinfanterie Reg. at Liebertwolkwitz, Oct. 13, 1813 as part of Klenau's intervention in the Liebertwolkwitz "Clash", as described by Digby Smith in "Charge!".

Both regiments were used in a counterattack to regain the Liebertwolkwitz churchyard.
The attack succeeded in evicting the enemy, but a the french counterattacked yet again and retook the churchyard.

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Posted: April 15, 2010 07:13 pm
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Can you post the description of the mentioned fight of 16th Wall. Gr. Inf. Reg., please?
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Posted: April 17, 2010 10:07 am
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On the evening of 13th October Klenau had been at Borna, Lausigk and Pomssen. On the 14th, Klenau's main body got to Therna. Here he received Wittgenstein's order to take Liebertwolkwitz and push on to take Murat's cavalry in the left flank.
Klenau hurried on and, at 11:30 on the 14th his Infantry Regiment Erzherzog Karl Nr 3 assaultet Liebertwolkwitz. Klenau send 15 squadrons of cavalry under General Desfours from Therna on to Güldengrossa to support his allies.
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The Infantry Regiment Erzherzog Karl under Colonel von Salis advanced from Niederholz via Gross-Pössna against the eastern side of the village. It was soon involved in heavy fighting with Maison's 16th Division, which defended the place stubbornly from house to house. By about 2 o'clock the Austrians had taken the stone-walled Gottesacker (churchyard) after a bloody combat.
Maison, aware of the vital nature of the position, counter-attacked with the 153rd Line and drove the Austrians out. The Austrians regrouped and assaulted again with General Spleny's brigade (the Württemberg and Lindenau Regiments) and a battallion of the Wallachisch-Illyrisch (sic) Grenzinfantry Regiment and retook the cemetery.
Maison threw in the reinforcements (the 152nd and the 154th) and wrested the disputed point back. It was now about 5 o'clock. The fighting was so violent that no quarter was given. The Austrians were pushed back against the wall around the cemetery gate, which opened inwards. The crush was so great that they could not defend themselves. Next day witnesses found rows of dead Austrians, leaning against one another, skewered to the wall by bayonets.

The Austrian assault on Liebertwolkwitz from the south was supported by General Paumgarten's brigade from the area of the Kolmberg to the east. This thrust got as far as Pössgraben, where it was halted by the fire of a French battery deployed to the north of Liebertwolkwitz. There was no further action on this wing.


OOB of Klenau's IV Austrain Corps

1st Division under Feldmarschall Freiherr von Mohr

1st Brigade under Generalmajor Ritter von Paumgarten
Wallachisch-Illyrisches Grenzinfanterie Regiment Nr. 13 - 2 battallions
Wallachisches Grenzinfanterie Regiment Nr. 16 - 1st battallion
Cheveaux-legere Regiment Hohenzollern Nr 2 - 4 squadrons
Palatinal Hussar Regiment - 6 squadrons
2 horse artillery batteries

Division of Feldmarschall Prinz Ludwig von Hohenlohe-Bartenstein

1st Brigade under Generalmajor von Schaeffler
Infantry Regiment Josef Colloredo Nr 57 - 2 battalions
Infantry Regiment Nr 15 - 3 battalions

2nd Brigade under Generalmajor Spleny de Milhaldy
Infantry Regiment Würtemmberg Nr 40 - 3 battalions
Infantry Regiment Lindenau Nr 29 - 3 battalions
2 field artillery batteries

Division of Feldmarschall Ritter Mayer von Heldensfeld

1st Brigade under Generalmajor Freiherr von Abele
Infantry Regiment Liechtenstein Nr 12 - 3 battalions
Infantry Regiment Koburg Nr 22 - 3 battalions

2nd Brigade under Generalmajor de Best
Infantry Regiment Erzherzog Karl Nr 3
Infantry Regiment Kerpen Nr 49
2 field artillery batteries

Corps artillery reserve
1x12pdr battery
1x3 pder battery

Therefore the 16th must have been involved in the mentioned thrust to the Pössgraben.

Taken from Charge! Great Cavalry Charges of the Napoleonic Wars by Digby Smith.

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Posted: April 18, 2010 04:55 am
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Thank you!
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Posted: November 28, 2010 06:08 pm
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QUOTE (Lup_Alb @ March 03, 2010 11:07 am)
I have found a picture of type of a short sabre that could have been used by the soldiers of the romanian border regiments. The sabre was described as short, slightly curved and with a bronze handle in the form of an eagle head.
This short sabre meets all 3 features, also it is known to be used in the same period. This specific piece was used by a prusian infantry regiment (see the markings on the scabbard). Here are the pictures:
(IMG:http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/8439/pict0007jg.th.jpg)
(IMG:http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/4651/pict00121.th.jpg)
(IMG:http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/3500/pict0014t.th.jpg)

An original sabre of the romanian border regiments can be seen at the Land Forces Academy museum in Sibiu.
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