|V Cavalry Corps
(Höhere Kavallerie-Kommando Nr 5)
Higher Cavalry Command No. 5
Flag of the Staff of a Generalkommando (1871–1918)
|Active||3 June 1916-1919|
|Engagements||World War I|
During the Courland Offensive a wide gap opened between the Army of the Niemen and 10th Army. Set up by the Army of the Niemen as temporary Cavalry Corps Schmettow, commanded by Generalleutnant Egon Graf von Schmettow. Established 18 August 1915. Redesignated 20 November 1916 as 58th Corps (z.b.V.).
58th Corps (z.b.V.) was formed on 20 November 1916 by the redesignation of V Cavalry Corps. As the need for large mounted cavalry formations diminished as the war went on, the existing Cavalry Corps increasingly took on the characteristics of a normal Corps Command. This culminated in them being redesignated as "General Commands for Special Use" Generalkommandos zur besonderen Verwendung (Genkdo z.b.V.).
|Generalleutnant Egon Graf von Schmettow||21 August 1915||6 February 1918|
|Generalleutnant Alfred von Kleist||6 February 1918||end of war|