Origin and History
The regiment was raised on November 1 1745 by the comte de Fersen.
In 1754 the regiment was transferred to Jean Adolphe Count of Nassau Ussingen.
During the War of the Austrian Succession, the regiment served in Flanders from 1746 to 1748.
The regiment counted one battalion.
During the Seven Years' War, the regiment ranked 110th and was under the command of:
- since November 12 1754 to March 20 1758: Jean Adolphe Comte de Nassau Ussingen
On March 20 1758, while serving at Cologne on the Rhine, the regiment was disbanded and its single battalion amalgamated into Nassau Saarbrück Infanterie to form the new Nassau Prince Louis Infanterie. The single battalion of Nassau Ussingen became the first battalion of this newly formed regiment.
Service during the War
In 1757, the regiment served in Germany. At the end of the year, it took its winter quarters in the first line of the French Army at Rethem on the Aller River.
At the end of January 1758, the regiment was assigned to the army that Louis XV planned to send to Bohemia for joint operations with the Austrian Army. However, when Ferdinand of Brunswick launched his offensive in West Germany in February, the regiment retired on the Rhine with the rest of the French army. From March 30 to April 4, it was in the first line of Clermont's army in the camp of Wesel on the Lower Rhine. On March 20, it was incorporated into the new Nassau Prince Louis Infanterie.
|Coat||blue with 2 white buttonholes under the lapel
Armaments consisted of a musket and a bayonet. Fusiliers carried a sword (brass hilt) while the grenadiers had a sabre.
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The drummers of the regiment wore the prince of Nassau's livery. The drum were orange and and carried the arms of the House of Nassau.
|Headgear||black tricorne (van-dyked lace) and bordered with plumes|
|Coat||orange with 4 white buttons under the right lapel
|Waistcoat||scarlet laced silver|
The colonel flag of the regiment was white with a white St. Andrew cross.
The ordonnance flags were red (upper and lower triangles) and blue (left and right triangles) with a white St. Andrew cross.
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