1703 – Campaign in Northern Italy – French Besons OOB 15 July

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Description

Order of battle of Besons' French corps destined to effect a junction with the Bavarian Army, on 15 July 1703.

Commander-in-chief: Lieutenant-General de Besons (replaced by Lieutenant-General de Saint-Frémont if his health did not allow him to take command) and assisted by:

  • Lieutenant-General de Praslin
  • Maréchal de camp de Bouligneux
  • Maréchal de camp de Bissy
  • Maréchal de camp de Vaudrey

Summary: 20 bns and 25 sqns

French Infantry (20 bns)

  • La Marine (3 bns)
  • Auvergne (2 bns)
  • Anjou (2 bns)
  • I./Perche (1 bn)
  • I./Tallard (1 bn)
  • Mirabeau (2 bns)
  • Angoumois (2 bns)
  • I./Flandre (1 bn)
  • I./Périgord (1 bn)
  • I./Touraine (1 bn)
  • I./Quincy (1 bn)
  • I./Beaune (1 bn)
  • I./Bassigny (1 bn)
  • I./La Fère (1 bn)

French Cavalry (25 sqns)

  • Commissaire Général (3 sqns)
  • Anjou (2 sqns)
  • Bourbon (2 sqns)
  • Du Tronc (2 sqns)
  • Ruffey (2 sqns)
  • Bertillac (2 sqns)
  • Bouzols (2 sqns)
  • Desclos (2 sqns)
  • Ourches (2 sqns)
  • Héron Dragons (3 sqns)
  • Senneterre Dragons (3 sqns)

References

Pelet and François Eugène de Vault: Mémoires militaires relatifs à la Succession d'Espagne sous Louis XIV, Vol. 3 p. 827