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: Maréchal de Boufflers

in the Spanish Netherlands

Egmont Cavalerie (2 sqns)

in Upper Guelderland

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
  • in Saint-Omer
    • La Feuillade Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • in Béthune
    • Vaillac Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • in Hesdin
    • Rassent Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • in Douai
    • Geoffreville Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • in Arras
    • Horn 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
  • 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)

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