Royal Bavarian 3rd Field Artillery Regiment "Prince Leopold"
With a decree of March 16, 1848 from the 1st and 2nd Artillery Regiment and parts of the Cuirassier and Chevaulegers regiments, the association was established as the 3rd Artillery Regiment with four batteries in Munich . From October 1, 1901, the regiment was divided into two departments with three batteries and two mobile batteries .
From September 8, 1849, the first regiment owner was Queen Mother Marie of Bavaria . The regiment therefore received the addition "Queen Mother" from this point in time. After her death it was decided on May 19, 1889 that the regiment would continue the addition until further notice. On February 19, 1905, ownership passed to Field Marshal Leopold von Bayern and the regiment was called the 3rd Field Artillery Regiment "Prince Leopold" until it was dissolved .
Together with the 8th Field Artillery Regiment , it formed the 6th Field Artillery Brigade since October 1901 . The last peace station of the regiment was the Grafenwoehr military training area . From October 1, 1914, the garrison was in Amberg .
During the Franco-Prussian War the regiment was assigned to the II Army Corps as corps artillery . It took part in the fighting at Beaumont , Sedan , Coulmiers , Orléans , the enclosure and siege of Paris, and the sieges of Strasbourg and Belfort .
First World War
During the First World War , the regiment was used exclusively on the Western Front. Mobile Made it was on August 2, 1914. It took first at border skirmishes and the Battle of Lorraine part, fought at Nancy - Epinal and went from mid-September 1914 between Maas and Mosel in the trench warfare over. From July to August 1916 it took part in the Battle of Verdun and in September 1916 the Battle of the Somme , before returning to trench warfare in Flanders and Artois . From late March to early October, the regiment was subordinate to the newly formed Artillery Commander No. 6 and then directly to the 6th Infantry Division . From November 19, 1917 it was again subordinated to the artillery commander No. 6 and participated under his leadership u. a. in the spring offensive of 1918 and the subsequent defensive battles.
After the end of the war , the remnants of the regiment marched back to Amberg, where demobilization began on January 5, 1919 . Various free formations were formed from parts . For example, the Tautphaeus Volkswehr Artillery Department and the three Volkswehr batteries from Speck, Seither and Egersdörfer. After the formation of the Provisional Reichswehr , these units were merged with the Reichswehr Artillery Regiment 24.
The tradition in the Reichswehr was adopted by the 7th battery of the 7th (Bavarian) Artillery Regiment in Nuremberg by decree of the Chief of Army Command, General of the Infantry Hans von Seeckt , on August 24, 1921 . In the Wehrmacht , the tradition was continued by the Artillery Regiment 10 in Regensburg.
Until 1872 the commanders used the designation Oberstkommandant.
|Philipp von Brand zu Neidstein||March 16, 1848 to October 17, 1850|
|Karl von Brodesser||October 18, 1850 to November 28, 1856|
|Colonel||Friedrich von Bothmer||November 29, 1856 to March 30, 1866|
|Heinrich Lutz||March 31, 1866 to January 31, 1870|
|Heinrich Bronzetti||February 1, 1870 to April 10, 1874|
|Colonel||Carl Brandt||April 11, 1874 to October 18, 1876|
|Colonel||Anton Orff||November 27, 1876 to January 4, 1878|
|Colonel||Albrecht Streiter||January 5, 1878 to November 1, 1882|
|Friedrich von Hellingrath||November 2, 1882 to April 10, 1885|
|Adalbert von Lurz||April 11, 1885 to October 25, 1886|
|Eugene of Malaisé||October 26, 1886 to March 7, 1889|
|Johann von Böck||March 8, 1889 to May 11, 1892|
|Xaver von Riedheim||May 12, 1892 to July 19, 1896|
|Friedrich Otto||July 20, 1896 to February 18, 1899|
|Maximilian von Neubeck||February 19, 1899 to September 30, 1901|
|Colonel||Maximilian Halder||October 1, 1901 to April 8, 1905|
|Colonel||Martin von Denk||April 9, 1905 to December 11, 1906|
|Colonel||Maximilian Höhn||December 12, 1906 to April 27, 1908|
|Colonel||Ludwig von Seither||April 28, 1908 to March 6, 1910|
|Karl Harlander||March 7, 1910 to June 21, 1912|
|Colonel||Joseph Macher||June 22, 1912 to April 21, 1916|
|Lieutenant colonel||Georg vonöffelholz from Kolberg||April 27, 1916 to January 1919|
- Arnold Müller: The Royal Bavarian 3rd Field Artillery Regiment Queen Mother. 1848-1898. G. Hafner, Munich 1898.
- Bavarian War Ministry (Hrsg.): Military manual of the Kingdom of Bavaria. Munich 1911.
- Georg Loeffelholz von Colberg: The KB 3rd Field Artillery Regiment Prince Leopold (= memorial sheets of German regiments. Bavarian Army . Volume 63 ). Schick, Munich 1929 ( digitized version of the Württemberg State Library ).
- Konrad Krafft von Dellmensingen , Friedrichfranz Feeser : The Bavaria book of the world wars 1914-1918. Volume 1, Chr.Belser AG Verlagbuchhandlung, Stuttgart 1930.
- Jürgen Kraus: Handbook of the units and troops of the German army 1914-1918. Part IX: Field Artillery. Volume 1. Militaria Publishing House. Vienna 2007, ISBN 978-3-902526-15-1 . P. 499.
- Günter Wegmann (Ed.), Günter Wegner: Formation history and staffing of the German armed forces 1815-1990. Part 1: Occupation of the German armies 1815–1939. Volume 3: The occupation of active regiments, battalions and departments from the foundation or formation until August 26, 1939. Cavalry, artillery, pioneers, motor and driving departments, armored forces, traffic forces and intelligence departments. Biblio Verlag, Osnabrück 1993, ISBN 3-7648-2413-1 , pp. 444f.