Karl Friedrich Wilhelm von
(21.06.1786 - 07.10.1857)
place of birth: Groß Schönebeck,
Generalstabschef, General der Kavallerie
Prussian general of cavalry Karl von
Reyher served briefly as Minister of War in 1848, succeeding Ferdinand
von Rohr. Reyher later followed von Krauseneck as Prussia's Chief of
General Staff, serving in that role from 1849 to 1857. He was a strong
advocate of the strategic potential of the railways, proposing policies
that would make the them more effective for military use. This included
keeping up with new developments, assigning military men to study
railway technology, and fostering cooperation between soldiers and
technicians. Most of his concrete ideas in this regard never came to
fruition. He died in Berlin on 7 October 1857.
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