The Freikorps Potsdam was formed on 15 January 1919 and saw action against the spartacist rising in Berlin.
It was used to form Reichswehr-Brigade 3 in June together with Freikorps Hülsen.


Major Franz von Stephani

Formed in the area of

Generalkommando des Garde-Korps (Berlin)

Manpower strength


Order of battle

I. Bataillon (from 1. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß)
II. Bataillon (from Garde-Jäger-Bataillon)
8 x Artillerie Batterie (from 3. Garde-Feldartillerie-Regiment and 4. Garde-Feldartillerie-Regiment)
7 x Eskadron

Notable members

Vizeadmiral Martin Baltzer
SA-Gruppenführer Franz von Stephani
Konteradmiral Gerhard Wagner
(the ranks are the highest ranks reached in the Third Reich era)


Members of this unit wore a gold arm badge featuring a M.1916 helmet surmounting a scroll bearing the legend “Freikorps Potsdam", all centered over two crossed swords.

Sources used

Bruce Campbell - The SA generals and the rise of Nazism
Georg Tessin - Deutsche Verbände und Truppen 1918-1939

Reference material on this unit

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