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Maximilian Csicserics von Bacsány
Csicserics von Bacsány was born in the fortress of Arád, Hungary on 3 March 1865. The following timeline summarizes his military career:

1884 Promoted to Leutnant
1884 Part of Infantry Regiment No. 38 until 1892
1889 Promoted to Oberleutnant
1892 Part of the General Staff until 1897
1892 Promoted to Hauptmann, 1st Class
1897 Soldiers’ Office of the Infantry Regiment No. 85 until 1898
1898 Part of the General Staff until 1902
1898 Promoted to Major
1902 Soldiers’ Office of the Infantry Regiment No. 46 until 1905
1905 Chief of Staff for the XIII. Corps
1902 Promoted to Oberstleutnant
1905 Promoted to Oberst
1905 Part of the General Staff until 1908
1908 Chief of Staff for the XI. Korps until 1911
1911 Commander of Infantry Brigade No. 30 until 1912
1911 Promoted to Generalmajor
1912 Presided over the Officer Corps School in Vienna until 1914
1914 Chief of Staff for the V. Army
1914 Promoted to Feldmarschalleutnant
1914 Temporary head of bridge security for the Tulln-Krems-Wien-Poszony line
1915 Commander of the 14. Infantry Division until 1916
1916 Commander of the XIII. Korps until 1917
1917 Commander of the XXIII. Korps intermittently until wars’ end
1918 Promoted to General der Infanterie

Oberleutnant Csicserics was made chief of staff for the XIII. Corps in October 1905, replacing Obst
Adolf von Rhemen zu Bärenfeld. Csicserics retained this responsibility until January 1907, when he was replaced by Obst Eduard Zanantoni.  Then, Obst Csicserics was made chief of staff to the XI. Corps in April 1908, replacing Obst Friedrich Ritter Gerstenberger von Reichsegg und Gerstberg.  Csicserics remained there for four years, and then was replaced by Oberleutnant Franz Riml in 1911. 

FML Csicserics began the war as the chief of staff for GdI
Liborius Frank and the V. Army during the summer and autumn 1914 offensives against Serbia.  Csicserics assumed control of the 14. Infantry Division in April 1915, after its former commander, FML Hugo Martiny, had departed.  Csicserics kept his division in good hands up to June 1916, when he was repalced by GM Ladislas Horváth.  Then Csicserics was given command of the XIII. Corps in July 1916, once again replacing GdI Adolf Rhemen in a position.  Csicserics kept this active command until June 1917, and was succeeded by FML Alfred Edler von Schenk.

Three Times for the XXIII. Corps

The two commanders basically swapped commands, for Csicserics took over Schenk's command in the XXIII. Corps in June, and held it until December 1917.  He was then superceded by GdI
Emmerich Hadfy von Livno. Hadfy did not last long, and FML Emil Ritter von Gologorski was placed in charge until Csicserics could return, to the XXIII., which he did in March 1918.  This lasted until July, when Csicserics surrendered the command to Hadfy who had come from leading the 1. Generalkommando.  However, Hadfy was immediately transferred to the XXIV. Corps leadership, thus granting Csicserics leadership over the XXIII. Corps yet again, this time until wars' end and demobilisation. 

Maximilian Csicserics von Bacsány died in Zagreb, Jugoslavia (today Croatia) on 18 Novemer 1948.

GWS, 11/01 [rev. 5/05]


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Orders of Battle:  Eastern Front, May 1915
Immediately preceding the Dunajec offensive
II. Armee, Gen. d. Kav.
Eduard von Böhm-Ermolli
VIII. Korps, Feldzeugsmeister
v. Scheuchenstüel
14. inf. div., Feldmlt. Csicserics
              27. inf. brig., Genmj. Horvath
              28. inf. brig., Oberst
v. Zeidler
              14. field art. brig., Oberst v. Ripper

Orders of Battle:  Volhynian Front, September 1915

II. Armee, Gen. d. Kav. von Böhm-Ermolli
V. Korps, Feldmlt.
Goglia
  XIV. inf. div., Feldmlt. von Csicserics


Orders of Battle:  Volhynian Front, June 1916

Böhm-Ermolli Group, Generaloberst von Böhm-Ermolli
IV. Korps, Gen. d. Inf. Schmidt von Georgenegg
  XIV. inf. div., Feldmlt. von Csicserics


Orders of Battle:  Volhynian Front, August 1916
Deutsch Südwest Armee, Gen. d. Inf. von Bothmer
XIII. K.u.K. Korps, Feldmlt. von Csicserics
  XV. inf. div., Genmj. von Teisinger
  XXXVI. inf. div., Genmj. von Nöhring
  II. kav. div., Genmj. von Abele

In mid-July, General Adolf Rhemen was dismissed and his XIII. Corps was given to FML Maximilian Csicserics, formerly in charge of the 14. Inf. Div. under General Schmidt v. Georgenegg’s IV. Corps.  The stout resistance of this division to the Russian onslaught in early June convinced Army HQ that Csicserics could rectify the situation in the theatre, but his appointment kept the XIII. Corps together enough for an orderly retreat throughout late July and early August instead of full-scale surrender as in June.

GWS, 9/03


Orders of Battle:  Roumanian Front, November 1916

Southern Front, Prinz Leopold von Bayern
Böhm-Ermolli Army Group, Generaloberst
von Böhm-Ermolli
III. Armee, Generaloberst
von Kirchbach
XIII. Korps, Feldmlt. von Csicserics
  XLII. Honved inf. div., Feldmlt.
Snjaric
  XXXVI. inf. div., Genmj. Nöhring

Orders of Battle:  Isonzo Front, November 1917

I. Isonzo Armee, Generaloberst von Wurm
XXIII. Korps, Feldmlt. von Csicserics
  XLI. Honved inf. div., Feldmlt.
Schamschula
  X. Honved inf. div., Feldmlt. von Gologorski
  XII. inf. div., Genmj.
von Puchalski
  XXI. Schützen res. div., Feldmlt. Podhajsky


Orders of Battle:  Italian Front, June 1918

Isonzo Army, Generaloberst von Wurm
XXIII. Korps, Gen. d. Inf. von Csicserics
  XII. inf. div., Feldmlt.
von Puchalski
  X. inf. div., Feldmlt. von Gologorski
  I. kav. div., Genmj. von Habermann
res., LVII. inf. div., Feldmlt. von Hronzky


Orders of Battle:  Italian Front, October 1918

Isonzo Army, Generaloberst von Wurm
XXIII. Korps, Gen. d. Inf. Csicserics von Bacsany
  XLVI. Schützen div., Genmj. Fischer von Potruzyn
  LVIII. inf. div., Genmj. Wolf von Monte San Michele
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