Monday 6 June 2016
IR30 Blanckensee Musketeers
"In the Spring of 1758, the regiment took part in the failed Prussian invasion of Moravia. On October 14, it fought in the Battle of Hochkirch where it was initially deployed in the first line to the left of the village of Hochkirch. Personally led by Keith, the regiment recaptured the Prussian battery near Hochkirch and pushed the Austrians back before being overwhelmed by number and forced to retire. Keith was killed during the action. Around 7:00 a.m., the rallied regiment supported Itzenplitz Infantry during its attack and temporary recapture of the village of Hochkirch. During this battle, the regiment suffered heavy casualties (around 50%)."