On december, the 28th of 1639, Guébriant crosses the Rhine at Bacharach and Oberwesel. Here are, below, his orders (from L'Histoire de Guébriant). English version.
Count Guébriant chooses two convenient locations for boarding, which were Obervezel and Bacharach. The first was the easiest, as the horses crossed by swimming after a rider has unsaddled his he, and led by the bridle, according to the order Count Guébriant had given for the test. So that in a single day passed Rosen’s regiments and his dragons. They threw a few trucks in the Rhine, not having the intelligence to dismantle and load them onto the boats. But having learned that Count Guébriant found this expedient at the passage of Bacharach, which he led, leaving it to lieutenant colonel of artillery, they did the same and left nothing to carry.
On 28 of December, two hours after midnight, the count of Guébriant began his boarding at Bacharach, waiting fot the army of the Duke of Longueville, and have passed first the Sieur de Roqueservières, sergeant of battle, with 200 men, from Guébriant and Schmidberg regiments that line up in battle near Laurick (Lorch). Followed Chamboy, aide de camp, with Guébriant and Schmidberg regiments, and the Duke coming to lead the crossing of the others, Count Guébriant also embarked with the regiment of Melun, to take Laurick (Lorch), which is a great town closed beyond the Rhine, where 25 dragoons of the enemy were guarding with peasant refugees.
40 musketeers from Guébriant, with one captain, one lieutenant and four sergeants.
40 musketeers from Schmidberg, with one captain, one lieutenant and four sergeants.
25 pikemen from Guébriant, with one captain, one lieutenant and three sergeants.
25 pikemen from Schmidberg, with one captain, one lieutenant and three sergeants.
One capitain and thirty horses from Rosen. All at the time if possible.
Two 3 pounds ordnances, 2 caques of powder, one thousand musket balls, 4 packages of match cord, fifity balls of 3.
Two horse régiments from Rosen brigade.
The two 6 pounds ordonances that have to come from Mesenheim in battery ont the shoreto help the crossing.
Rosen dragoons in order to guard the brigade's bagage.
Ammunition will leave Kreuznach on monday with Melun and Nettancourt regiments.
The 6 pounds ordnances coming from Mesenheim will be escort by the black (weimar) regiment and will reach Bacharach on thursday with the said régiment, and will send to Bacharach, in order to know what they will have to do.
40 musketeers from Forbus with one captain and three sergeants.
30 pikemen from Forbus with one capitain, one lieutenant and three sergeants.
50 horses with one capitain from Rosen brigade, all at the time.
The yellow, red and scottish regiments (all weimarians).
Else of the two horse regiments from Rosen cavalry brigade.
Flerschein regiment will reach without fail Oberwesel on thursday evening, and will hold the post until all the cavalry and the bagage would have crossed, and for this purpose will be thuesday evening at Kreuznach.
The black (weimarian) regiment will go without fail thursday evening at Bacharach, and will hold the post until all the cavalry and the bagage would have crossed, and for this purpose will be thuesday evening at Kreuznach.
The count of Nassau brigade will go early on thursday at the quarters nearest of Obervezel and Bacharach, to cross the same day if necessary, or the next day at the latest.
On monday, Melun and Nettancourt regiments will leave Kreuznach, to be tuesday early in the evening at Bacharach, or other location that they will be given. Will send early at Bacharcach to take news.
Tuesday morning the heavy artillery will leave Kreuznach ti be drive at Bingen, will be escorted until this location by french cavalry.
The french cavalry will leave its quarters tuesday morning, will come to Kreuznach, and will escrot artillery to Bingen.
On thursday will reach Bacharach, and send an officer at Bacharach to know what will have to do.
The order have to be tomorrow sunday at Poppartz (Boppard ?), and without fail tuesday evening at Oberwesel.
Have to send tomorrow sunday the horses with food at Mesenhein.