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Who were these officers???

Post by FANGIO » 16 Mar 2004 21:06

I mean their bios, or any information about them: career, awards, etc.
Are they all prussians?
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Post by FANGIO » 16 Mar 2004 21:09

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Benedek

Post by Glenn2438 » 16 Mar 2004 21:12

Fangio,

see here for Feldzeugmeister Benedek:

http://www.austro-hungarian-army.co.uk/biog/benedek.htm

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Post by FANGIO » 16 Mar 2004 21:15

Damm!, here we go again:
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Post by FANGIO » 16 Mar 2004 21:23

Many thanks Glenn.
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Post by FANGIO » 16 Mar 2004 21:25

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Post by FANGIO » 16 Mar 2004 21:27

finally:
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Post by Karl da Kraut » 17 Mar 2004 00:14

Wrangel was in fact a Prussian fieldmarshal. He commanded the "Federal troops" that drove the Danes out of Schleswig-Holstein in 1848. The same year he was in charge of the forces that dispersed the Prussian National Assembly in Berlin. In 1864 - aged 80! - he was named supreme commander of the Prussian and Austrian forces in the war against Denmark. Due to his methusalem-like age, he became a living legend.

L. Gerlach was also Prussian. Since 1848 he was the Generaladjutant of Friedrich Wilhelm IV., a quite influentual position. Gerlach, a reactionary hardliner, was for some time a close ally of Bismarck, but their ways parted later on. I guess he died c. 1860.

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Post by Karl da Kraut » 17 Mar 2004 00:23

BTW: The writing on the picture of Heidenoff reads: "General Heidenoff - Bulgarian minister of war."

Also, it shouldn't be too difficult to get info on Caprivi on the internet. He succeeded Bismarck as Imperial Chancellor (1890-94).

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Post by Orok » 17 Mar 2004 00:43

Hi Fangio,

Please look here to see a detailed bio of General der Kavallerie Ludwig Freiherr von Gablenz. General Gablenz and Feldzeugmeister Benedek are not Prussian but Austrian officers. Both are instrumental in the 1866 Battle of Königgrätz, where the Austrian Army was defeated by the Prussians and Austria was forced to concede the leadership of German affairs to Prussia. Feldzeugmeister Benedek was the unfortunate commander of the Austrian North Army during the Battle, where General Gablenz was the unfortunate one chosen to negotiate a truce with the Prussians after the defeat.

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Post by beauregard61 » 17 Mar 2004 10:25

Eduard Vogel von Falckenstein was the commander of the prussian Main-Armee in the war of 1866.
Howewer Moltke was not content with him and his abilities and he was relieved from command after the battle of Langensalza.

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Post by FANGIO » 17 Mar 2004 15:58

Many thanks Glenn, Karl, Orok and beauregard61.
Any more info is very welcomed.
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Post by Karl da Kraut » 17 Mar 2004 18:56

Ah, Werder, another Prussian gen. He commanded a division at Königrätz (1866) and in 1870 the troops besieging Straßburg before being placed in command of the 14th Corps.

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Post by Orok » 18 Mar 2004 17:28

Hi FANGIO,

I don't know if you are still interested in Feldzeugmeister Benedek after learning that he is not a Prussian. In case you are still interested, here is an old Austrian postcard, depicting the then Feldmarschall-Leutnant Benedek leading Infanterieregiment Dom Miguel Nr. 39 charging the enemy line in the Battle of Solferino, June 24, 1859, by this feat he single-handedly saved the whole Austrian army from being anhilated in Italy and earned himself the Commander's Cross of the Military Order of Maria Theresia, the highest Austrian decoration for an officer.

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