Albrecht Ehrenreich Gustav von Manstein
(24.08.1805 - 11.05.1877)
place of birth:  Willnischken, Ostpreussen
Königreich Preußen:  KG,  General der Infanterie

                          


Prussian infantry general Albrecht von Manstein
launched his military career in 1822 with the 3rd Infantry Regiment. By 1864, he had advanced to leading the 6th Infantry Division into battle during the Danish War. For his exemplary leadership and his troops successful performance at Düppeler Schanzen (Dybbol), Manstein was awarded the Pour le Merite honors. He then commanded the reserves of the First Army in the Austro-Prussian War of 1866, for which he awarded the Pour le Merite.

In 1867, General von Manstein replaced Edwin Freiherr von Manteuffel as commander of the Prussian IX. Army Corps. He led these troops during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71, where they distinguished themselves during battles at Gravelotte and Le Mans. Von Manstein retired from active duty and remained in the Hamburg area until 1873, when he passed away. The general was the adoptive grandfather of Field Marshal Erich von Manstein (Lewinski) who commanded German Wehrmacht troops during World War Two.

     

General der Infanterie ... 22.03.1868

Eisernes Kreuz II ............. Deutsch-Französischer Krieg  1870–1871

Pour le Mérite ................... 21.04.1864  (Eichenlaub:  20.09.1866)