The Freiwilligen Brigade Reinhard saw action in Berlin against the spartacist rising and against the Poles in Upper Silesia.
It was used to form Reichswehr-Brigade 15 in June 1919.

Reinhard later raised a new Freikorps with this name and four companies from it fought against the Polish invasion in Upper Silesia.

Commanders

Oberst Wilhelm Reinhard

Formed in the area of

Generalkommando des Garde-Korps (Berlin)

Manpower strength

9.600

Order of battle

Freiwilligen-Regiment Reinhard (from 4. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß)
Freiwilligen-Regiment Rosen (from 2. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß)
Freiw.Btl. 3 Garde zu Fuß
Freiw.Garde-Füs.Btl.
Freiw.Btl.Suppé
Freiw.Garde-Feldartillerie Winterfeld

Notable members

Generalleutnant Rudolf Bamler (post-war a generalmajor in the Nationale Volksarmee of the German Democratic Republic)
SS-Gruppenführer & Bundesführer of the Reichskriegerbund Wilhelm Reinhard
(the ranks are the highest ranks reached in the Third Reich era)

Wilhelm Reinhard inspecting his troops in Friedrichshain in March 1919
freikorps-reinhard-friedrichshain
(Courtesy of Bundesarchiv/Wikimedia, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 Germany)

Recruitment poster
freikorps-poster-reinhard
(Courtesy of United States Library of Congress)

Sources used

Bruce Campbell - The SA generals and the rise of Nazism
Nigel Jones - The birth of the Nazis: How the Freikorps blazed a trail for Hitler
Carlos Caballero Jurado - The German Freikorps 1918-1923
Georg Tessin - Deutsche Verbände und Truppen 1918-1939

Reference material on this unit

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