1702 – Allied offensive in the Low Countries – French OOB Bedmar May

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Description

State of the troops posted from the North Sea up to Lierre (Lier) under the command of the Marquis de Bedmar in mid-May 1702.

Commander-in-Chief: Marquis de Bedmar

Troops to guard the various places (21 bns)

  • at Nieuport
  • at Ostend
    • Puente Ibañez (1 bn) Spanish
    • II./Lorraine (1 bn)
    • II./Berry (1 bn)
  • at Damme
    • II./Beauvoisis (1 bn)
    • Crussol (1 bn) first listed on 18 May
    • II./La Fère (1 bn)
  • at Bruges
    • Rhingrave (1 bn)
  • at Ghent
    • Amezaga (1 bn) Spanish
    • II./Noailles (1 bn)
  • at Termonde
    • II./Westerloo (1 bn)
    • II./Capres (1 bn)
  • at Antwerp
    • Zuñiga (1 bn)
    • I./La Faille (1 bn)
    • Rupelmonde (1 bn)
    • Salis (1 bn) Swiss
  • Bruxelles
    • Grimberg (1 bn) aka Grimberghes
  • at Sintvliet
    • Vandergracht (1 bn)
  • at Lierre
    • II./de Grobendonck (1 bn)
    • II./de Grouff (1 bn)

Troops to form the field army (33 bns, 29 sqns)

  • Infantry (33 bns)
    • Spinola (2 bns) Spanish
    • Surbeck (3 bns) Swiss
    • Sillery (1 bn)
    • Boulonnais (1 bn)
    • Courrière (1 bn)
    • Greder (3 bns) Swiss
    • Thoy (1 bn)
    • Sparre (2 bns)
    • Grimaldi-le-Jeune (1 bn)
    • Salis (2 bns) Swiss
    • Luxembourg (1 bn)
    • Courten (3 bns) Swiss
    • Barrois (1 bn)
    • Furstemberg (2 bns)
    • Idiaquez (1 bn)
    • I./Capres (1 bn)
    • I./Deynse (1 bn)
    • I./de Grobendonck (1 bn)
    • Del Valle (1 bn)
    • Fusiliers d'Espagne (1 bn)
    • Villars (3 bns) Swiss
  • Cavalry (29 sqns)

References

Pelet and François Eugène de Vault: Mémoires militaires relatifs à la Succession d'Espagne sous Louis XIV, Vol. 2 pp. 489-490, 494-495