Palmes brigade at Blenheim?

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Palmes brigade at Blenheim?

Post by Gunfreak » Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:52 am

All the OOBs I find online show Palmes having a single squadron of Woods horse in it. While the second squadron is with Woods brigade. Someone on Facebook claims this is wrong.
All my online OOBs might be based on the same faulty source. So is it correct that one squadron of Woods horse was with Palmes?
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Re: Palmes brigade at Blenheim?

Post by Old John » Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:20 am

According to Iain Stanford in his booklet "Marlborough Goes to War" 2nd edition, published by Pike & Shot Society

Wood's Brigade,
Wood's Horse 2 sqns
Lumley'sHorse 3 sqns

Palmes Brigade
Cadogan's Horse 1 sqn
Wyndam's Horse 2 sqns
Schomberg's Horse 2 Sqns

Woods suffered a stomach wound at the Schellenberg hence little or no mention at Blenheim

Palmes led at least 50% of Wood's sqns in at least 2 charges

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Re: Palmes brigade at Blenheim?

Post by Gunfreak » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:14 am

That's the reference the guy on Facebook used. I think the online OOBs (including the one on Wikipedia) are based on Chandler?
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Re: Palmes brigade at Blenheim?

Post by Friedrich August I. » Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:00 am

The "Digitales Archiv Marburg" DIGAM gives only 2 Squadrons of Wood in the First Line Left Flank of the OOB

http://www.digam.net/tmp/digam_5764_1.jpg.pdf
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Re: Palmes brigade at Blenheim?

Post by Gunfreak » Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:21 am

Interesting. I wonder what is the original source for putting half of Woods horse with Palmer.
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