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Origin and History
The regiment was created on 4 October 1692 and given to Antoine Clériadus, Comte de Choiseul-Beaupré. It took the name of the region of Agénois.
From 1693, during the Nine Years’ War (1688-97), the regiment served with the Army of Germany. From 1695 to 1697, it then campaigned in Flanders.
During the War of the Spanish Succession, the regiment was commanded by
- from 4 October 1692: Antoine Clériadus, Comte de Choiseul-Beaupré
- from 2 March 1705: Henri-Louis de Choiseul, Marquis de Meuse
- from 30 July 1712 to 17 October 1717: N. Chevalier de Broglie
On 10 February 1749, the regiment was disbanded. Its grenadiers were incorporated in the Grenadiers the France and its other companies in Berry Infanterie.
Service during the War
In 1701, the regiment served with the Army of Flanders.
In 1702, the regiment took part in the engagement of Nijmegen but was soon transferred to the Army of the Rhine. On October 14, it fought in the Battle of Friedlingen.
In February and March 1703, the regiment took part in the Siege of Kehl. It then took part in the Franco-Bavarian advance on the Danube.
In 1704, the regiment was allocated to the Army of Bavaria. On 13 August, it fought in the disastrous Battle of Blenheim where its first battalion was taken prisoners.
In 1706, the regiment joined the Army of Flanders. On 23 May, it fought in the Battle of Ramillies.
On 11 July 1708, the regiment took part in the Battle of Oudenarde.
On 11 September 1709, the regiment fought in the Battle of Malplaquet.
On 24 July 1712, the regiment took part in the Battle of Denain where its colonel was severely wounded.
In 1713, the regiment was stationed in Flanders.
This article incorporates texts from the following books which are now in the public domain:
- Susane, Louis: Histoire de l'ancienne infanterie française, J. Corréard, Paris, 1849-1856, Tome 8, pp. 271-272