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Karl Scotti
Oberst Karl Scotti replaced Oberst Friedrich Eckardt-Francesconi von Tiefenfeld as chief of staff for the III. Corps in April 1906.  Scotti retained this position until March 1911, when he was succeeded by Oberleutnant Richard Müller.  At the start of the war, FML Karl Scotti commanded the 5. Infantry Division.  He led this force until October, when it was surrendered to FML Hugo Edler von Habermann.  In 1915, Scotti was the chief of staff for General Franz Rohr and his Armeegruppe Rohr, based in Carinthia. 

He was appointed to head the X. Army in the Tirol in June 1916, thus replacing General Rohr.  Scotti maintained this position until April 1917, when General
Krobatin assumed active command and was transferred to this army.  Scotti was then given command of the XV. Corps, and was ranked GdI, taking over from GdI Rudolf von Stöger-Steiner, who became minister of war in Krobatin's place.  This force was assigned to the German XIV. Army under General von Below, and Scotti played a role in the breakthrough at Caporetto on 24 October 1917.  He was to remain in command of the XV. Corps until the end of the war.  Scotti fulfilled his duties until late October 1918, when he was succeeded by FML Aurel von le Beau, albeit in an interrim fashion, as the war was all but finished.

GWS, 11/01 [rev. 3/05]
Scotti (2nd from left) and Potiorek (on right) fraternize after a swim in the warm waters at Abbazia in 1907.
Orders of Battle:  Polish Front, August 1914
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mmediately preceding the Battles of Krasnik and Komarow
I. Armee, General der Kavallerie Viktor Dankl
     I. Korps, Gen. d. Kav.
von Kirchbach auf Lauterbach
          V. inf. div., Feldmarschalleutnant Scotti
Orders of Battle:  Italian Front, May 1915
Immediately following Italy’s declaration of war against the Empire
Southwestern Front, Generaloberst Erzherzog Eugen
   Army Group Rohr, Gen. d. Kav.
Rohr
    Chief of Staff, Feldmlt. Scotti
Orders of Battle:  Tirol Front, August 1916
Immediately preceding Roumania's declaration of war against Austria
X. Armee, Feldmlt. Scotti
          XCIV. inf. div., Genmj. Lawrowski
          XCII. inf. div., Genmj. von Krasel
Orders of Battle:  Isonzo Front, October 1917
Immediately preceding the Caporetto Offensive
XIV. Deutsch Armee, Gen. d. Inf. Otto von Below
     I. closed troop:  IV. K.u.K. inf. div., Feldmlt. Pfeffer
          XIII. K.u.K. inf. div., Feldmlt.
von Kaiser
          XXXIII. inf. div., Genmj. von Iwanski
     Group Scotti, XV. K.u.K. Korps, Feldmlt. Scotti
          I. K.u.K. inf. div., Feldmlt. Metzger
          XXV. Deutsch inf. div., Genmj. von Wedel
Orders of Battle: Italian Front, November 1917
Immediately following the Caporetto Offensive
Erzherzog Eugen Army Front, Feldmarschal
Erzherzog Eugen
XIV. Deutsch Armee, Gen. d. Inf.
von Below
     Group Scotti, XV. K.u.K. Korps, Feldmlt. Scotti
          I. inf.div., Feldmlt. Metzger
          V. Deutsch inf. div., Genmj. von Wedel
Orders of Battle:  Italian Front, June 1918
Immediately preceding the Piave Offensive
XI. Armee, Generaloberst Scheuchensteuel
     XV. Korps, Gen. d. Inf. Scotti
          L. inf. div., Feldmlt. Gerabek
          XX. Honved inf. div., Genmj. Stadler
          XLVIII. inf. div., Genmj. von Gärtner
Orders of Battle:  Italian Front, October 1918
Immediately preceding the final Italian offensive at Vittorio Veneto

Boroevic Army Group, Feldmarschal Boroevic von Bojna
     XV. Korps, Gen. d. Inf. Scotti
          L. inf. div., Feldmlt. Gerabek
          XX. Honved inf. div., Genmj. Stadler von Monte San Michele
Oskar Bruch's lithograph of General Scotti, 1915
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