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K.u.K. Infanterie Regiment Nr. 61

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A Brief Unit History

The 61st Imperial and Royal (kaiserlich und königlich) Infantry Regiment was originally raised in 1798 in response to the threat from Revolutionary/Napoleonic France, and served through out the Napoleonic Wars, gaining fame for their capture of French Eagles at the Battle of Sacile (April 16, 1809). The 61st also served in Italy in the campaigns of 1848-49 and at the battle of Königgrätz during the Seven Weeks War of 1866, so it was a proud and well established unit by the time of the Great War. The I Battalion of IR 61 was sent to Serbia in the opening days of the Great War, while Battalions II-IV spent the horrendous winter of 1914/15 battling the Russians in Galicia and the Carpathians with VII Korps. In May of 1915, VII Korps was transferred to the Italian Front, arriving just after the 1st Battle of the Isonzo. The 61st took up its position in the Carso area of the front, where it would particpate in every major engagement along the Isonzo from the 2nd Battle to the stunning victory at Caporetto in the autumn of 1917. AH forces underwent an extensive reorganization during the winter of 1917/18; the 61st was transferred to the 1st Infantry Division, then sent to the Western Front in the spring of 1918 as part of Etappenstelle West, where they remained for the duration of the war.

I.R. 61 at a glance

First Raised: 1798
Recruiting Area: Temesvár, in the VII Military District (Hungarian Crown land).
Inhaber (honorary Colonel) in 1914: General der Infanterie Liborius Ritter von Frank.
Facing Colors: Grass Green with yellow buttons.
Regimentsgedenktag (Regimental Thanks Day): April 16 (for the Battle of Sacile, 1809).

Battle Honors: Genoa (1800), Sacile (1809), Mincio (1814), Mantua (1848), Novarra (1849), Montebello (1859), Königgrätz (1866), Doboj (1878), Rohatyn (1914), Drina (1914), Dukla (1914), Kl. Pal (1915), Doberdo (1915), San Martino (1915-16), Krn (1915-17), Fajti Hrib (1916-17), Caporetto (1917).

 

 

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