Artaignan-Montesquiou Infanterie

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Origin and History

The regiment was raised on 3 September 1702 by Pierre de Montesquiou, Comte d’Artaignan.

During the War of the Spanish Succession, the regiment was commanded by:

  • from 3 September 1702: Pierre de Montesquiou, Comte d’Artaignan
  • from 30 March 1704: Pierre-Paul de Montesquiou, Comte d’Artaignan

On 17 January 1714, the regiment was incorporated into Tallard Infanterie.

Service during the War

In 1703, the regiment served with the Army of Flanders.

In 1704, the regiment took part in the defence of Namur.

In 1705, the regiment was present at the siege of Huy.

On 23 May 1706, the regiment was supposedly at the Battle of Ramillies, even though we can find no trace of it in the order of battle. It was taken prisoners of war after the battle.

In 1707, the regiment was exchanged and sent to Spain.

In 1709, the regiment returned to Flanders. From July to September, it took part in the defence of Tournai.

In July and August 1710, the regiment took part in the defence of Béthune.

In 1711, the regiment was present at the combat of Arleux.

On 24 July 1712, the regiment was supposedly present at the Battle of Denain, but we found no trace of this unit in the order of battle. It then took part in the sieges of Douai and Le Quesnoy. In October, it was present at the Siege of Bouchain.


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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, p. 306