Baumelay Infanterie

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Origin and History

The regiment was raised on 3 February 1706 by N. de Baumelay.

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

  • from 3 February 1706: N. de Baumelay
  • from 11 May 1707: Jean de Castillon, Comte de Mouchan (killed in action at the siege of Tortosa on 25 June 1708)
  • from 10 July 1708: Jean-Jacques Chevalier de Damas
  • from August 1712: N. Comte d'Houdetot (killed in action at the siege of Barcelona in 1714)
  • from 1715 to 30 January 1715: N. de Regnier Comte de Guerchy

The regiment was disbanded on 30 January 1715.

Service during the War

In 1706, the regiment was sent to Spain.

In 1708, the regiment took part in the Siege of Tortosa.

In 1712, the regiment was sent to Dauphiné.

In 1713, the regiment was transferred to Catalonia.

In 1714, the regiment took part in the siege and capture of Barcelona.


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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, pp. 317-318