The Reichswehr-Brigade 12 Bautzen of the Vorläufige Reichswehr was formed in June 1919 from the Freikorps unit Freiwillligen Grenzjäger-Brigade 1.

It was transferred into the Übergangsheer without any major changes and was later strengthened by Reichswehr-Brigade 28.

It was used to form 4. Division in October 1920.


Generalleutnant Alfred Müller (? May 1919 - 30 Sep 1920)



Order of battle (Vorläufige Reichswehr)

1. sächs. Grenzjäger-Reichswehr-Regiment 23
2. sächs. Grenzjäger-Reichswehr-Regiment 24
Reichswehr-Kavallerie-Regiment Nr. 12
leichtes Reichswehr-Artillerie-Regiment 12
schwere Reichswehr-Artillerie-Abteilung 12

Order of battle (Feb 1920, Übergangsheer)

1. Sächs. Grenzjäger-Reichswehr-Regiment 23
2. Sächs. Grenzjäger-Reichswehr-Regiment 24
Reichswehr-Kavallerie-Regiment 12
leichtes Reichswehr-Artillerie-Regiment 21
Reichswehr-Pionier-Btl 12

Order of battle (May 1920, Übergangsheer)

Reichswehr-Grenzjäger-Regiment 23
Reichswehr-Grenzjäger-Regiment 24
Reichswehr-Artillerie-Regiment 12

Notable members

Werner Hahn (Served in Infanterie-Regiment 24, later division-commander in the Waffen-SS)

Sources used

Andris J. Kursietis - Between Kaiser and Führer: The history of the German Army 1919-1933
Georg Tessin - Deutsche Verbände und Truppen 1918-1939
Mark C. Yerger - Waffen-SS Commanders: The army, corps and divisional leaders of a legend (2 vol)

Reference material on this unit

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