1701 – Operations in the Low Countries – French OOB December

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Description

French Army

On 31 December 1701, French troops took their winter-quarters as follows in the Low Countries.

Commander-in-Chief: Marshal Boufflers

in the Spanish Netherlands

  • along the line of Saint-Donas
    • Sillery (1 bn)
  • in Ostend
  • in Bruges
  • in Gand
    • Greder Suisse (3 bns) Swiss
    • Lorraine (1 bn)
    • Chartres Cavalerie (2 sqns)
    • Furstemberg Cavalerie (2 sqns) unidentified unit
  • in Tirlemont
    • Reynold (2 bns) Swiss
    • Royal-Carabiniers (2 sqns)
  • in Tongres
  • in the Waes country
  • in Liège
  • in Antwerp
  • in Malines
  • in Spa and Sart
  • in Louvain
    • Thouy (1 bn)
    • Royal-Piémont Cavalerie (3 sqns)
  • in Lierre
    • Furstemberg (2 bns) unidentified unit
    • Alsace (2 bns)
    • Toulouse Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • in Diest
    • Thianges (2 bns)
    • Royal-Allemand Cavalerie (3 sqns)
  • in Hasselt
  • in Saint-Tron
  • in Verviers
    • Agénois (1 bn)
    • Legall Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • in Roermond, Wert and Stockem
  • in Wachtendoenck and Kempen
  • in Namur
  • in Tournai
    • Sparre (1 bn)
    • Royal-Cravattes Cavalerie (3 sqns)
  • in Maasseyck
  • in Aarschot
    • Orléans Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • in Bruxelles
    • Talmont Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • in Huy

Egmont Cavalerie (2 sqns)

in Upper Guelderland

  • Duras Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • Venloo
  • in Geldern
  • in Erkelens
    • Colonel-Général Dragons (3 sqns)

in the Electorate of Cologne

in French Flander

  • in Maubeuge
    • Du Roi (2 bns)
    • Savine Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • in Avesnes
  • in Dunkerque
  • in Mézières
  • in Sedan
  • in Charleville
    • Royal-Carabiniers (2 sqns)
  • in Saint-Omer
    • La Feuillade Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • in Béthune
    • Vaillac Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • in Hesdin
    • Rassent Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • in Douai
    • Joffreville Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • in Arras
    • Horne Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • in Bapaume
    • Bar Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • in Ypres
    • Fiennes Cavalerie (2 sqns)
    • Pelleport Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • in Valenciennes
    • Montrevel Cavalerie (2 sqns)
    • Poitiers Dragons (3 sqns)
  • in Landrecies
    • Lagny Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • in Le Quesnoy
    • Saint-Maurice Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • in Mouzon and Donchery
    • Dourches Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • in Carignan and Montmédy
    • Imecourt Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • in Stenay
    • La Vallière Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • in Damvilliers and Marville
    • Noailles Cavalerie (2 sqns)

in Lorraine (5 bns)

in Franche-Comté (5 bns, 20 sqns)

  • in the County of Bourgogne
    • Gendarmerie de France (8 sqns)
  • in Franche-Comté
    • Royal-Carabiniers (2 sqns)
    • Dauphin Dragons (3 sqns)
    • Senneterre Dragons (3 sqns)
  • in Gray
  • in Besançon
  • in Dôle
  • in Marnay, Gy, Meubray, Foedy and Brussey
    • Villeroy Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • in Luxeuil, Luve and Faverney
    • Esclainvilliers Cavalerie (2 sqns)

Spanish Army

in the Spanish Netherlands

Infantry (23 bns)

  • Don Carlos Guzman (1 bn)
  • Marquis de Westerloo (1 bn)
  • Prince François de Nassau (1 bn)
  • Don Marcello Vense Grimaldi (1 bn)
  • Don Juan de Didugues (1 bn) unidentified unit
  • Don Pablo Magno (1 bn)
  • Marquis Del Valle (1 bn)
  • Comte de Lannoy (1 bn)
  • Baron de Wrangel (2 bns)
  • Comte de Milan (2 bns)
  • Marquis de Deynse (2 bns)
  • Don Carlos de Zuñiga (1 bn)
  • Comte de Grobendonck (1 bn)
  • Baron Capres (1 bn)
  • Amezaga (1 bn)
  • Antonio Grimaldi (1 bn) aka Grimaldi le Jeune
  • Mancheño (1 bn)
  • Walloon Spinola (2 bns)
  • Montfort (1 bn) unidentified unit
  • Comte d'Horn Free Company (100 men)
  • Comte de Grouoy Free Company (100 men)
  • Comte d'Avré Cava Free Company (100 men)
  • unidentified Free Company (100 men)
  • unidentified Free Company (100 men)

Cavalry (32 sqns)

Dragoons (9 sqns)

References

Quincy, Marquis de: Histoire militaire du règne de Louis le Grand Roi de France, Tome III, Paris, 1726, pp. 491-492

Vault, François Eugène de, and Pelet: Mémoires militaires relatifs à la Succession d'Espagne sous Louis XIV, Vol. 1 p. 530-535