1701 – Operations in the Low Countries – French OOB October

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Description

On 3 October 1701, French troops were deployed as follows in the Spanish Netherlands.

Commander-in-Chief: Maréchal de Boufflers

Summary: 100 bns

Comte de Lamothe from Gand to the sea

  • in Ostend
  • in Damm
  • along the line of Saint-Donas
  • in Bruges
    • Alsace (4 bns)
    • Pelleport Cavalerie (2 sqns) new regiment being formed
  • in Gand, Vracene and Nieukirchen
    • Reynold (3 bns) Swiss
    • Furstemberg Cavalerie (2 sqns)

Comte d'Artaignan

  • in Kemseke
  • in Steeken
  • in Sint-Gillis and Sint-Pauwels
  • in Beveren, Melsele and Swyndrecht
  • in Antwerp
  • along the line from Merxem to Lierre
  • in Lierre
    • Furstemberg (2 bns)
    • Carabiniers (6 sqns)
    • Chartres Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • along the line of Aarschot
  • in Malines
    • Gardes Françaises (2 bns)
    • Gardes Suisses (1 bns)
    • Gendarmes Écossais (1 sqn)
    • Gendarmes Bourguignons (1 sqn)
  • in Bruxelles and its neighbourhood
    • Gendarmes Flamands (1 sqn)
    • Chevau-légers de la Reine (1 sqn)
    • Gendarmes du Dauphin (1 sqn)
    • Chevau-légers du Dauphin (1 sqn)
    • Berry Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • in Louvain
    • Gardes Françaises (2 bns)
    • Gardes Suisses (2 bns)
    • Gendarmes Anglais (1 sqn)
    • Gendarmes de la Reine (1 sqn)

M. de Gassion

  • at Genappe and dependencies and at Braine-Laleu
    • Mestre-de-Camp-Général Cavalerie (3 sqns)
  • in Merchtem and Asache
    • Royal-Allemand Cavalerie (3 sqns)
  • in Wavre and dependencies
    • Talmont Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • in Jodoigne and dependencies
    • La Feuillade Cavalerie (2 sqns)

M. de Rosen

  • in Aarschot
    • Humières (2 bns)
    • Orléans Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • in Sichem
  • in Diest and neighbourhood
  • in Wezemael, Holsbeeck and Nieuwrode
    • Legall Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • in Cortenaeken and Velpe
    • Barentin Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • in Zellick
    • Cravattes Cavalerie (3 sqns)
  • in Langdorp
    • Vivans Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • in Tisten
    • Du Roi Cavalerie (3 sqns)
  • in Halem
    • Beringhen Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • in Vaevroy, Beckum, Tamey and Lotsbergh
    • Royal Dragons (3 sqns)

Comte de Ximenez

Baron de Busca

  • in the camp of Argenteau
  • in Charleroy
  • in Namur
    • Landes (1 bn)
    • Rosen Cavalerie (2 sqns)
    • Mestre-de-Camp Général Dragons (3 sqns)

Comte de Coigny

(*) these regiments were destined to be transferred to places in French Flandre

New regiments being formed

  • in Maubeuge: Savine Cavalerie (2 sqns) former Cathulan
  • in Landrecies: Lagny Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • in Hesdin: Rassent Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • in Béthune: Vaillac Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • in Cambrai: Joffreville Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • in Douai: Fiennes Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • in Arras: Horne Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • in Valenciennes: Montrevel Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • in Le Quesnoy: Saint-Maurice Cavalerie (2 sqns)
  • in Alsace near Strasbourg: Asfeld Dragons (3 sqns)
  • in Charlesville: Poitiers Dragons (3 sqns)
  • in Mézières: Sainte-Hermine Dragons (3 sqns)

References

Vault, François Eugène de, and Pelet: Mémoires militaires relatifs à la Succession d'Espagne sous Louis XIV, Vol. 1 p. 517-522