Albrecht Ehrenreich Gustav von Manstein
(24.08.1805 - 11.05.1877)
place of birth: Willnischken, Ostpreussen
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.
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