Infanterie-Regiment von Voit

Markgrafschaft Anspach

Brandenburg-Anspach Infanterie-Regiment von Voit.

Füsiliers and grenadiers of the Brandenburg-Anspach Infanterie-Regiment attacking a walled enclosure. The unit, formerly known as Infanterie-Bataillon von Pölnitz, was designated Infanterie-Regiment von Eyb in British service. The Anspach-Bayreuth army was shipped from Ochsenfurt on Main to Dortrecht, Holland, thence to Portsmouth, England, and New York in the American Colonies. The troops participated in many engagements alongside the British Army in North America. Less than one third of the Franconian troops who fought in the American Colonies returned to their Fatherland when the war ended for them in 1783. Many of these young soldiers decided to settle in North America and build a future for themselves in the New World.

Infanterie-Regiment von Eyb, 1777

  • Kommandeur
    • Obrist von Eyb
  • Regimentsstab
    • Adjutant Premier-Lieutenant von Könitz
    • Auditeur Rummel
    • Regimentsquartiermeister Fuchs
    • Pfarrer Wagner
  • Füsilierkompanie
    • Major von Reitzenstein
    • Lieutenant von Marschall
    • Lieutenant von Röder
    • Lieutenant von Diemer
  • Füsilierkompanie
    • Capitain von Waldenfels
    • Premier-Lieutenant von Reitzenstein
    • Second-Lieutenant von Sichart
    • Second-Lieutenant von Medefeld
  • Füsilierkompanie
    • Capitain von Ellrod
    • Premier-Lieutenant von Metsch
    • Second-Lieutenant von Keller
    • Second-Lieutenant von Drechsel
  • Füsilierkompanie
    • Capitain von Stein
    • Lieutenant von Tritschler
    • Lieutenant von Saden
  • Grenadierkompanie
    • Grenadier-Capitain von Erckert
    • Premier-Lieutenant von Schönfeld
    • Second-Lieutenant von Adolsheim
    • Second-Lieutenant von Kublau

The two Anspach-Bayreuth infantry regiments mutinied at Ochsenfurt on Main when their river transports turned out to be inadequate to accomodate the entire formation. Infanterie-Regiment von Eyb rallied first, and the grenadier company of this regiment was ordered forward to subdue the men of Infanterie-Regiment von Voit who continued to disobey their officers. Füsilier-Lieutenant von Reitzenstein is said to have joined the grenadiers of his regiment, sword in hand, to restore order among the sister regiment.


The Army of Ansbach and Bayreuth