1701 – Operations in the Low Countries – French OOB July

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Description

On 20 July 1701, a large number of French and Spanish troops were deployed in three armies on the frontier while other units garrisoned the towns and cities in the Spanish Netherlands.

Marshal Boufflers' Army (41 bns, 90 sqns)

  • Infantry
  • Infantry on the march in Upper Guelderland
  • Cavalry
    • Gendarmerie de France (8 sqns)
    • Royal-Allemand (3 sqns)
    • Berry (2 sqns)
    • Maine (2 sqns)
    • Cravattes (3 sqns)
    • Royal-Piémont (3 sqns)
    • Royal-Carabiniers (10 sqns)
    • Mestre-de-Camp-Général (3 sqns)
    • Du Roi (3 sqns)
    • Orléans (2 sqns)
    • Talmont (2 sqns)
    • Rohan (2 sqns)
    • Chartres (2 sqns)
    • La Feuillade (2 sqns)
    • Furstemberg (2 sqns)
    • Beringhen (2 sqns)
    • Toulouse (2 sqns)
    • Vivans (2 sqns)
  • Dragoons
  • Cavalry and dragoon units being formed
    • Rassent (2 sqns)
    • Horne (2 sqns)
    • Joffreville (2 sqns)
    • Lagny (2 sqns)
    • Sainte-Hermine Dragons (3 sqns)
  • Cavalry arriving from Upper Guelderland
    • Royal-Étranger (3 sqns)
    • Grignan (2 sqns)
    • Condé (2 sqns)
    • Duras (2 sqns)
    • Hautefort Dragons (3 sqns)
    • Senneterre Dragons (3 sqns)

M. de Rosen's Army (12 bns, 2 artillery coys, 26 sqns)

  • Infantry
  • Artillery (2 gunner coys)
  • Cavalry
    • unidentified Spanish units (13 sqns)
    • Legall (2 sqns)
    • Rosen (2 sqns)
    • Barentin (2 sqns)
    • Dauphin Dragons (3 sqns)
  • Cavalry units being formed
    • Cathulan (2 sqns)
    • Saint-Maurice (2 sqns)

Marshal de Villeroy's Army (41 bns, 83 sqns)

Garrisons in the Spanish Netherlands

  • in Nieuport
    • unidentified Spanish unit (1 bn)
  • in Ostend
    • unidentified Spanish unit (1 bn)
    • Lorraine (1 bn)
  • in Denain
    • unidentified Spanish unit (1 bn)
    • Surbeck (1 bn)
  • behind the lines from Fort Isabelle to Saint-Donas
    • unidentified Spanish unit (1 bn)
    • unidentified Spanish dragoons (3 sqns)
    • Sillery (1 bn)
    • Boulonnais (1 bn)
    • Surbeck (2 bns)
  • behind the lines along the canal from Ghent to Bruges
    • unidentified Spanish unit (1 bn)
    • unidentified Spanish unit (2 sqns)
    • Alsace (2 bns)
    • Saint-Segond (1 bn)
    • Pelleport Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • behind the lines of Steeken in front of Hulst
    • unidentified Spanish unit (1 bn)
    • Provence (1 bn)
    • Alsace (2 bns)
    • Poitiers Dragons (3 sqns)
  • in Dendermonde
    • unidentified Spanish unit (1 bn) 2 coys detached to Fort de la Marguerite
  • behind the line of Calloo
    • unidentified Spanish unit (1 bn)
    • unidentified Spanish dragoons (3 sqns)
    • Orléanais (1 bn)
  • in the citadel of Antwerp
    • unidentified Spanish unit (1 bn)
  • behind the line from the Scheldt to the Nèthe
    • unidentified Spanish units (2 bns)
    • unidentified Spanish units (3 sqns)
    • Chartres (1 bn)
    • Sparre (1 bn)
    • Greder Suisse (2 bns) Swiss
    • Montrevel Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • in Sintvliet
    • unidentified Spanish unit (1 bn)
    • unidentified Spanish unit (1 sqn)
    • Saintonge (1 bn)
  • behind the lines from Boeschot to Aarschot
    • unidentified Spanish unit (1 bn)
    • unidentified Spanish unit (2 sqns)
    • Greder Suisse (1 bn) Swiss
  • from Aarschot along the Demer and the Geete up to Lierre
    • unidentified Spanish unit (1 bn)
    • unidentified Spanish unit (2 sqns)
    • Salis Jeune (2 bns)
    • Auxerrois (1 bn)
    • Fiennes Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • in Lierre
    • unidentified Spanish unit (1 bn)
    • unidentified Spanish unit (1 sqn)
  • in Charleroy
    • unidentified Spanish unit (1 bn)
  • in Namur
    • unidentified Spanish units (2 bns)
    • unidentified Spanish unit (2 sqns)
    • Salis Jeune (1 bn)
  • in Luxembourg
    • unidentified Spanish units (3 bns)
    • Hartmann (2 sqns) Spanish
    • Peñalosa (2 sqns) Spanish
  • in Upper Guelderland (subordinated to Villeroy)

References

Vault, François Eugène de, and Pelet: Mémoires militaires relatifs à la Succession d'Espagne sous Louis XIV, Vol. 1 p. 450-452, 462