XIX (2nd Royal Saxon) Corps
The XIX Army Corps (XIX. (2. Königlich Sächsisches) Armeekorps) was a Saxon
Kingdom of Saxony
The Kingdom of Saxony , lasting between 1806 and 1918, was an independent member of a number of historical confederacies in Napoleonic through post-Napoleonic Germany. From 1871 it was part of the German Empire. It became a Free state in the era of Weimar Republic in 1918 after the end of World War...

 corps of the Imperial German Army
German Army (German Empire)
The German Army was the name given the combined land forces of the German Empire, also known as the National Army , Imperial Army or Imperial German Army. The term "Deutsches Heer" is also used for the modern German Army, the land component of the German Bundeswehr...

. It was formed on April 1, 1899 and was headquartered in Leipzig
Leipzig Leipzig has always been a trade city, situated during the time of the Holy Roman Empire at the intersection of the Via Regia and Via Imperii, two important trade routes. At one time, Leipzig was one of the major European centres of learning and culture in fields such as music and publishing...

, Saxony
The Free State of Saxony is a landlocked state of Germany, contingent with Brandenburg, Saxony Anhalt, Thuringia, Bavaria, the Czech Republic and Poland. It is the tenth-largest German state in area, with of Germany's sixteen states....

. During World War I
World War I
World War I , which was predominantly called the World War or the Great War from its occurrence until 1939, and the First World War or World War I thereafter, was a major war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918...

, the corps served on the Western Front
Western Front (World War I)
Following the outbreak of World War I in 1914, the German Army opened the Western Front by first invading Luxembourg and Belgium, then gaining military control of important industrial regions in France. The tide of the advance was dramatically turned with the Battle of the Marne...


Peacetime structure (1914)

  • 24th Division (2nd Royal Saxon)
    24th Division (German Empire)
    The 24th Division , also known as the 2nd Division No. 24 was a unit of the Saxon and then Imperial German Army. The division was headquartered in Leipzig. Until 1899, the division was subordinated in peacetime to the XII Army Corps The 24th Division (24. Division), also known as the 2nd...

  • 40th Division (4th Royal Saxon)
    40th Division (German Empire)
    The 40th Division , formally the 4th Division No. 40 was a unit of the Saxon Army, a component of the Imperial German Army. The division was formed on April 1, 1899 and was headquartered in Chemnitz. The division was subordinated in peacetime to the XIX Army Corps...

  • 1st Royal Saxon Foot Artillery Regiment No. 12
  • 2nd Royal Saxon Pioneer Battalion No. 22
  • 2nd Royal Saxon Train Battalion No. 19
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