1703 – Campaign in Northern Italy – Franco-Spanish OOB 19 May

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Description

Order of battle of the Franco-Spanish armies operating in Northern Italy on 19 May 1703 (excluding troops assuming garrison duties).

Commander-in-chief: Louis Joseph, Duc de Vendôme

Vendôme's Field Army

Commander-in-Chief: Louis Joseph, Duc de Vendôme

Summary: 31 bns and 79 sqns

First Line Second Line
Right Wing Cavalry
Lieutenant-General d'Aguilar
seconded by Maréchal de camp de Bissy
  • Dauphin Dragons (3 sqns)
  • Lautrec Dragons (3 sqns)
  • Brabant (3 sqns)
  • Flandre (3 sqns)
  • Brigadier de Ruffey
    • Cuirassiers (3 sqns)
    • Ruffey (2 sqns)
    • Montpeyroux (2 sqns)
  • Brigadier de Broglie
    • Cappy (2 sqns)
    • Broglie (2 sqns)
    • Villeroy (2 sqns)
Lieutenant-General de Praslin
seconded by Maréchal de camp d'Estaing
  • Brigadier Senneterre
    • Héron Dragons (3 sqns)
    • Senneterre Dragons (3 sqns)
  • Brigadier Desclos
    • Anjou (2 sqns)
    • Courlandon (2 sqns)
    • Desclos (2 sqns)
  • Brigadier d'Uzès
    • Bertillac (2 sqns)
    • Mauroy (2 sqns)
    • Uzès (2 sqns)
Right Wing Infantry
Lieutenant-General de Medavi
seconded by Maréchal de camp de Chartogne
  • Brigadier de Luxembourg
  • Brigadier d'Imécourt
  • Brigadier Lesdiguières
    • Sault (2 bns)
    • Bourk (1 bn)
Lieutenant-General de Chemerault
  • Brigadier Chamillart
    • Anjou (2 bns)
    • Médoc (1 bn)
  • Brigadier de Dreux
    • Bourgogne (2 bns)
    • Beaujolais (1 bn)
Left Wing Infantry
Lieutenant-General de Vaubecourt
  • Brigadier Fitzgerald
  • Brigadier Dillon
  • Brigadier de Carcado
Lieutenant-General de Montgon
seconded by Maréchal de camp de Bouligneux
  • Brigadier de Montsoreau
    • Bassigny (1 bn)
    • Sourches (1 bn)
  • Brigadier de Grancey
    • I./Berthelot (1 bn)
    • Île-de-France (1 bn)
    • Grancey (1 bn)
Left Wing Infantry
Lieutenant-General de Besons
seconded by Maréchal de camp d'Aubeterre
  • Royal-Carabiniers (4 sqns)
  • Brigadier de Sully
  • Du Tronc (2 sqns)
  • Sully (2 sqns)
  • Brigadier d'Ourches
  • Brigadier d"Estrades
    • Vérac Dragons (3 sqns)
    • Estrades Dragons (3 sqns)
Lieutenant-General de Montgon
seconded by Maréchal de camp de Bouligneux
  • Brigadier de La Bretonnière
    • Viltz (2 sqns)
    • Simiane (2 sqns)
    • Bouzols (2 sqns)
  • Brigadier d'Anglure
    • Esclainvilliers (2 sqns)
    • Forbin (2 sqns)
    • Bourbon (2 sqns)
  • Languedoc Dragons (3 sqns)

Vaudémont's Field Army

Commander-in-Chief: Charles Henri Prince de Vaudémont

At the bridge over the Secchia near Bastiglia under Lieutenant-General d'Albergotti

  • Infantry (6 bns)
    • La Fère (1 bn)
    • Angoumois (1 bn)
    • Périgord (1 bn)
    • Cambresis (1 bn)
    • Ponthieu (1 bn)
    • I./Solre (1 bn)
  • Cavalry (6 sqns)
    • Dauphin (3 sqns)
    • Espinchal (2 sqns)
    • Bozelli (1 sqn)

At the camp of Fossolo under Maréchal de camp de Goesbriant

  • Infantry (3 bns)
    • Royal-Marine (2 bns)
    • Croy (1 bn)
  • Cavalry (7 sqns)
    • La Reine (3 sqns)
    • Rennepont (2 sqns)
    • Melun (2 sqns)

At the main camp inear San Benedetto under Charles Henri Prince de Vaudémont seconded by Lieutenant-General de Las Torres, Lieutenant-General Grand-Prieur de Vendôme, Lieutenant-General de Saint-Frémont, Maréchal de camp de Murcey, Maréchal de camp de Vaudrey

  • Infantry (15 bns)
  • Spanish Lombardy Infantry (1 bn)
  • Spanish Savoia Infantry (1 bn)
    • Normandie (3 bns)
    • Limousin (2 bns)
    • Bretagne (1 bn)
    • La Sarre (1 bn)
    • I./Mirabeau (1 bn)
    • Maulevrier (2 bns)
    • Vivarais (1 bn)
    • Bugey (1 bn)
    • Labour (1 bn)
  • Cavalry (28 sqns)
    • Spanish Royal Guards (2 sqns)
    • Spanish Caylus Dragoons (4 sqns)
    • Commissaire Général (3 sqns)
    • Royal-Roussillon (3 sqns)
    • Rassé (2 sqns)
    • Villiers (2 sqns)
    • unidentified Savoyard cavalry units (12 sqns)

Troops destined to the Army of the Duc de Vendôme remaining with the Prince de Vaudémont until the arrivla of the Savoyard infantry

Savoyard troops on its way to join the Army of the Prince de Vaudémont

N.B.: the artillery is not listed but there was one battalion pf Royal-Artillerie in Northern Italy.

References

Pelet and François Eugène de Vault: Mémoires militaires relatifs à la Succession d'Espagne sous Louis XIV, Vol. 3 pp. 813-815