Royal Bavarian 5th Infantry

Establishment of Regiment "Cano"


On August 8, 1722 establishment of the Fifth Infantry. Regiment is named after Generalwachtmeister Wilhelm Benedikt Marquis de Cano. A grenadier company was a special unit and advantaged before all other fusilier (rifles) companies.



1731 A second grenadier company is erected with 60 men
1732 Departure of corporals and troops to erection the 7th Infantry

Erection of the 3rd Battalion (Battalion contains 5 fusilier companies)
Regiment is named "Morawitzky" and has 1,500 men

1738 I. Battalion march against the Turks and is united at Passau with the Auxilliary Corps,
rasising of the siege of Ratscha
1739 Battle of Grotzka, winter quarter near Ödenburg (Sopron)
1740 March returns to Bavaria, garrison at Donauwörth
1741 Austrian War of Succession:
Occupation of Krems, regiment on the White Hill near Prag, battle at Neuhaus
1742 Battle near Schärding, attack against Kelheim, defence of Frauenberg
1743 Battle near Baunau on Inn, defence of Stubenberg palace
1744 Defence of Rottenberg, staying in front of Braunau, return to the garrison Amberg
1745 Defence of Amberg, surprise cannon attack near Moosburg, return to Amberg
1757 Participation on 7-Year-War:
Siege and capture of Schweidnitz, battle of Breslau and Leuthen (available only in German version)
1758 Taking of Troppau, defence of Olmütz, siege of Neisse
1759 Return to garrison Ingolstadt
1759 - 1770 Years of peace
1770 - 1788 Regiment is now named "Regiment Daun"
1788 - 1789 Regiment is now named "Regiment Weichs"
1793 1st Coalition War against France: Regiment is named as 9th Fusilier Regiment, defence of Mannheim
1800 2nd Coalition War against France: Defence of Regensburg
1801 Demobilisation, garrison Ingolstadt
1802 Regiment marches in for the first time in Bamberg on 6. September
1803 3rd Coalition war against Austria: Regiment is re-named  to "Regiment Preysing"
Regiments strength:
- 4 officers regimental staff
- 35 upper officers
- 99 Sergeants
- 29 regimental musicians
- 1,654 soldiers; 116 civil servants, 17 wives and 12 children
1805 Attack against Strub pass, operation against Kufstein
1806 I. Battalions returned to Bamberg, II. Battailon staying at Tyrol
War against Prussia and Russia: Siege of Großglogau
1807 Siege of Breslau, Brieg, Cosel. Regiment goes back to garrison Landshut
1808 Demobilisation
1809 War against Austria and Tyrol: Battles of Abensberg, Landshut, Eggmühl, capture of Regensburg
  1st Offensive against Tyrol: Battle of Sachrang and at Ursprung pass, occupation of Innsbruck
1st and 2nd Battle of Mount Jsel near Innsbruck
  2nd Offensive against Tyrol: Battles at Eschau, Landeck, Jmst and Hötting
3rd Battle of Mount Jsel
  3rd Offensive against Tyrol: Capture of Hallein, service at Ziller-, Ötz-, Pitz- and Oberinn Valley
1810 Return to Bavaria, Regiment in garrison at the city of Nuremberg

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