Prussian Infantry attacking at the
Battle of Freiberg
29th June 1762

(Drawing by Menzel)

The Prussian Army at Freiberg was commanded by Frederick the Great`s brother Prince Henry, a capable commander who could be relied on by Frederick. He was first put in command independently in Saxony in 1758, and was skilled at manoeuvre and setting up cordon defences. At Freiberg his army attacked across rough terrain in several separate coluns, and achieved victory. He was the most senior General der Infanterie in the Prussian service for almost forty years after 1762.


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