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This is the order of battle for the Battle of Bussaco, 27 September 1810.

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French Army of PortugalEdit

Commander-in-Chief: Marshal Masséna

Army total: 65,050 (49,809 infantry, 8,419 cavalry, 144 guns)

II CorpsEdit

GD Jean Reynier

Division Brigade Regiments and Others
1st Division


    GD Pierre Hugues Victoire Merle
    (6,589 total)

1st Brigade


    GB Sarrut

  • 2e Légère
  • 36e Légère
2nd Brigade


    GB Graindorge

  • 4e Légère
2nd Division


    GD Étienne Heudelet de Bierre
    (8,087 total)

1st Brigade


    GB Foy

  • 17e Légère
  • 70e Ligne
2nd Brigade


    GB Arnaud

  • 31e Légère
  • 47e Ligne
Cavalry Brigade


    GB Pierre Soult
    (1,397 total)

  • 1e Hussards
  • 22e Chasseurs à Cheval
  • 8e Dragons
Artillery


    (1,645 total)

  • 3 batteries (24 guns)
Corps total: 17,718 (14,676 infantry, 1,397 cavalry, 24 guns)

VI CorpsEdit

Marshal Michel Ney

Division Brigade Regiments and Others
1st Division


    GD Marchand
    (6,671 total)

1st Brigade


    GB Maucune

  • 6e Légère
  • 69e Ligne
2nd Brigade


    GB Marcognet

  • 39e Ligne
  • 76e Ligne
2nd Division


    GD Mermet
    (7,616 total)

1st Brigade


    GB Bardet

  • 25e Légère
  • 27e Ligne
2nd Brigade


    GB Labassée

  • 50e Ligne
  • 59e Ligne
3rd Division


    GD Loison
    (6,750 total)

1st Brigade


    GB Simon
    (3,250 total)

  • 26e Ligne
  • Légion du Midi
  • Légion Hannoverienne
2nd Brigade


    GB Ferey
    (3,500 total)

  • 2/32e Légère
  • 66e Ligne
  • 82e Ligne
Cavalry Brigade


    GB Lamotte
    (1,680 total)

  • 3e Hussards
  • 15e Chasseurs à Cheval
Artillery


    (1,513 total)

  • 4 batteries (32 guns)
Corps total: 24,306 (21,113 infantry, 1,680 cavalry, 32 guns)

VIII CorpsEdit

GD Jean-Andoche Junot

Division Brigade Regiments and Others
1st Division


    GD Bertrand Clausel
    (6,794 total)

1st Brigade


    GB Jean François Ménard
    (2,339 total)

  • 4th Battalion, 19e Ligne
  • 4th Battalion, 25e Ligne
  • 4th Battalion, 28e Ligne
  • 4th Battalion, 34e Ligne
2nd Brigade


    GB Eloi Charlemagne Taupin
    (1,949 total)

  • 4th Battalion, 15e Légère
  • 4th Battalion, 46e Ligne
  • 4th Battalion, 75e Ligne
3rd Brigade


    GB Roch Godard
    (2,507 total)

  • 22e Ligne (4 bns)
2nd Division


    GD Jean Baptiste Solignac
    (7,226 total)

1st Brigade


    GB Pierre Guillaume Gratien
    (2,470 total)

  • 15e Ligne (3 bns)
  • 86e Ligne (3 bns)
2nd Brigade


    GB Jean Guillaume Barthélemy Thomières
    (4,756 total)

  • 65e Ligne (4 bns)
  • Régiment Irlandais (2 bns)
  • Prussian Regiment (1 bn)
Cavalry Brigade


    GB Charles Marie Robert Escorches de Saint-Croix (k)
    (1,863 total)

  • 1e Dragons (2 sqns)
  • 2e Dragons (2 sqns)
  • 4e Dragons (2 sqns)
  • 9e Dragons (2 sqns)
  • 14e Dragons (2 sqns)
  • 26e Dragons (2 sqns)
Artillery


    GD Louis François Foucher de Careil
    (981 total)

  • 3 batteries (24 guns)
Corps total: 16,939 (14,020 infantry, 1,863 cavalry, 24 guns)

ReservesEdit

Division Brigade Regiments and Others
Reserve Cavalry Division


    GD Montbrun
    (3,479 total)

1st Brigade


    GB Cavrois

  • 14e Hussards
  • 19e Hussards
  • 27e Chasseurs à Cheval
2nd Brigade


    GB Ornano

  • 19e Dragons
  • 21e Dragons
Reserve Artillery


    (2,608 total)

  • 8 batteries
  • Engineers, gendarmerie etc.
Corps total: 6,087 (3,479 cavalry, 64 guns)

Anglo-Portuguese ArmyEdit

Commander-in-Chief: Lt Gen Viscount Wellington

Army total: 51,768 (49,328 infantry, 210 cavalry, 60 guns)

Division Brigade Regiments and Others
1st Division


    Maj Gen Brent Spencer
    (7,053 total)

1st Brigade


    Col the Hon Edward Stopford
    (1,684 total)

  • 1/Coldstream Guards
  • 1/3rd Guards
  • coy, 5/60th Rifles
2nd Brigade


    Lt Col Lord Blantyre
    (1,516 total)

  • 2/24th Foot
  • 1/42nd Foot
  • 1/61st Foot
  • coy, 5/60th Rifles
3rd Brigade


    Maj Gen Baron Löw
    (2,061 total)

  • 1st KGL Line
  • 2nd KGL Line
  • 5th KGL Line
  • 7th KGL Line
  • detachments, 1st & 2nd KGL Light Bns
4th Brigade


    Col the Hon Edward Pakenham
    (1,792 total)

  • 1/7th Foot
  • 1/79th Foot
Artillery
  • von Rettberg's Battery, KGA
2nd Division


    Maj Gen Rowland Hill
    (5,737 total)

1st Brigade


    Maj Gen the Hon William Stewart
    (2,247 total)

  • 1/3rd Foot
  • 2/31st Foot
  • 2/48th Foot
  • 2/66th Foot
  • coy, 5/60th Rifles
2nd Brigade


    Col William Inglis
    (1,818 total)

  • 29th Foot
  • 1/48th Foot
  • 1/57th Foot
3rd Brigade


    Brig Gen Catlin Craufurd
    (1,672 total)

  • 2/28th Foot
  • 2/34th Foot
  • 2/39th Foot
Artillery
  • de Rozierres' Portuguese Battery
  • da Cunha Preto's Portuguese Battery
3rd Division


    Maj Gen Thomas Picton
    (4,743 total)

1st Brigade


    Col Henry Mackinnon
    (1,808 total)

  • 1/45th Foot
  • 1/74th Foot
  • 1/88th Foot
2nd Brigade


    Maj Gen Stafford Lightburne
    (1,160 total)

  • 2/5th Foot
  • 2/83rd Foot
  • 5/60th Rifles (3 coys)
Portuguese Brigade


    Col Champalimaud
    (1,775 total)

  • 9th Portuguese Line (2 bns)
  • 21st Portuguese Line (1 bn)
Artillery
  • da Silva's Portuguese Battery
  • Freira's Portuguese Battery
  • Thompson's Battery, RA
4th Division


    Maj Gen the Hon Lowry Cole
    (7,400 total)

1st Brigade


    Brig Gen Alexander Campbell
    (2,109 total)

  • 2/7th Foot
  • 1/11th Foot
  • 2/53rd Foot
  • coy, 5/60th Rifles
2nd Brigade


    Col James Kemmis
    (2,448 total)

  • 3/27th Foot
  • 1/40th Foot
  • 97th Foot
Portuguese Brigade


    Col Richard Collins
    (2,843 total)

  • 11th Portuguese Line (2 bns)
  • 23rd Portuguese Line (2 bns)
Artillery
5th Division


    Maj Gen James Leith
    (7,305 total)

British Brigade


    Lt Col James Stevenson Barnes
    (1,879 total)

  • 1/3rd Foot
  • 1/9th Foot
  • 2/38th Foot
Spry's Portuguese Brigade


    Col William Spry
    (2,619 total)

  • 3rd Portuguese Line (2 bns)
  • 15th Portuguese Line (2 bns)
  • Thomar Militia
Eben's Portuguese Brigade


    Col Eben
    (2,807 total)

  • Loyal Lusitanian Legion (2 bns)
  • 8th Portuguese Line (2 bns)
Light Division


    Brig Gen Robert Craufurd
    (3,787 total)

1st Brigade


    Lt Col Sidney Beckwith
    (1,896 total)

  • 1/43rd Foot
  • 1/95th Rifles (4 coys)
  • 3rd Caçadores
2nd Brigade


    Lt Col Robert Barclay
    (1,891 total)

  • 1/52nd Foot
  • 1/95th Rifles (4 coys)
  • 1st Caçadores
Artillery
Portuguese Division


    Maj Gen John Hamilton
    (4,940 total)

1st Brigade


    Brig Gen Archibald Campbell
    (2,250 total)

  • 4th Portuguese Line (2 bns)
  • 10th Portuguese Line (2 bns)
2nd Brigade


    Brig Gen Luiz Fonseca
    (2,690 total)

  • 2nd Portuguese Line (2 bns)
  • 14th Portuguese Line (2 bns)
Independent Portuguese Brigades 1st Independent Portuguese Brigade


    Brig Gen Denis Pack
    (2,769 total)

  • 1st Portuguese Line (2 bns) - Major Thomas Noel Hill
  • 16th Portuguese (Vieira Telles) Line (2 bns)
  • 4th Caçadores
5th Independent Portuguese Brigade


    Brig Gen Alexander Campbell
    (3,249 total)

  • 6th Portuguese Line (2 bns)
  • 18th Portuguese Line (2 bns)
  • 6th Caçadores
6th Independent Portuguese Brigade


    Brig Gen Francis Coleman
    (2,345 total)

  • 7th Portuguese Line (2 bns)
  • 19th Portuguese Line (2 bns)
  • 2nd Caçadores
Cavalry


    (210 total)

  • 4th Dragoons (2 sqns)
Reserve Artillery


    Brig Gen Edward Howarth
    (2,230 total)[1]

Corps total: 51,768 (49,328 infantry, 210 cavalry, 60 guns)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Includes all artillery attached to divisions

NotesEdit

  • Glover, Michael (2001). The Peninsular War 1807-1814. London: Penguin. ISBN 0-141-39041-7.
  • Lipscombe, Nick (2010). The Peninsular War Atlas. Oxford: Osprey. ISBN 1-84908-364-9.