1701 – Operations in Germany – French OOB Rhine July

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Description

French troops remaining on the Rhine at the beginning of July 1701

Summary: 27 bns, 22 sqns

N.B.: excluding the 29 sqns in the process of being formed

Commander-in-chief: Lieutenant-General Marquis d'Huxelles

  • in Landau (4 bns, 1 sqn)
    • Nettancourt (2 bns)
    • Robecque (1 bn) transferred to the Moselle at the end of July
    • Forez (1 bn) transferred to the Moselle at the end of July
    • Esclainvilliers (4 cavalry coys = 1 sqn) transferred to the Moselle at the end of July
  • in Fort-Louis (2 bns, 4 cavalry coys)
    • La Marche (1 bn)
    • Béarn (1 bn)
    • Conflans (4 cavalry coys) transferred to the Moselle at the end of July
  • in Strasbourg (4 bns, 4 sqns)
    • Champagne (3 bns) transferred to the Moselle at the end of July
    • Dorrington (1 bn) transferred to the Moselle at the end of July
    • Gardes du Corps du Roi (4 sqns) transferred to the Moselle at the end of July
  • in Obernheim, Molsheim, Mutzich, Dorleshiem, Binfeld, Ilkirch, Lawantzenau and Erstein (4 sqns)
    • Gardes du Corps du Roi (4 sqns) transferred to the Moselle at the end of July
  • in Colmar (3 sqns)
    • Gendarmes (1 sqn) transferred to the Moselle at the end of July
    • Chevau-légers (1 sqn) transferred to the Moselle at the end of July
    • Grenadiers à cheval (1 sqn) transferred to the Moselle at the end of July
  • in Schlestadt (2 sqns)
    • Mousquetaires gris (1 sqn) transferred to the Moselle at the end of July
    • Mousquetaires noirs (1 sqn) transferred to the Moselle at the end of July
  • in Haguenau (1 bn, 2 sqns, 2 cavalry coys)
    • Noailles (1 bn) transferred to the Moselle at the end of July
    • Dourches (2 sqns) transferred to the Moselle at the end of July
    • Conflans (2 cavalry coys) transferred to the Moselle at the end of July
  • in Neuf-Brisach (13 bns)
  • in Huningue (3 bns)
  • in Weissembourg (6 cavalry coys)
    • Conflans (2 cavalry coys) transferred to the Moselle at the end of July
    • Esclainvilliers (4 cavalry coys = 1 sqn) transferred to the Moselle at the end of July
  • in Saverne (3 sqns)
    • Royal (3 sqns) transferred to the Moselle at the end of July

N.B.: by the end of July, the newly raised Du Cambout Dragons (3 sqns) and 6 sqns of various new cavalry regiments were stationed in Alsace

References

Vault, François Eugène de, and Pelet: Mémoires militaires relatifs à la Succession d'Espagne sous Louis XIV, Vol. 1 pp. 646-647, 656