The Freikorps Eulenburg was raised in Potsdam on 15 February 1919 by Major Graf zu Eulenburg from 1. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß and and several units from XV Armee Korps including 4. Lothringisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 136, 2. Ober-elsässiches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 171 and 3. Ober-elsässiches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 172. It was a part of Freiwilligen 2. Garde-Infanterie-Division and saw action in Kurland, Oberschlesien and Frankfurt am Oder.

It was used to form Reichswehr-Brigade 26 in June 1919.


Major Botho Graf zu Eulenburg

Formed in the area of

Generalkommando des Garde-Korps (Berlin)

Notable members

Major Bruno Ernst Buchrucker (later in opposition to Hitler)
(the ranks are the highest ranks reached in the Third Reich era)


The soldiers of Freikorps Eulenburg wore an eagle with a R on its breast holding a sword as collar insignia.

Sources used

Lothar Hartung - Deutsche Freikorps 1918-1921
Georg Tessin - Deutsche Verbände und Truppen 1918-1939

Reference material on this unit

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