Beauce Infanterie

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Origin and History

The regiment was created on 23 September 1684 and took the name of the Province of Beauce. Indeed, expecting a Coalition to soon form against France, Louis XIV raised 30 new regiments from 1 to 30 September for the defence of the various places of the realm. By raising one regiment a day, he avoided any problem of precedence among these new regiments. The regiment was given to N. de Pompadour, Marquis de Laurière.

From 1689 to 1697, during the Nine Years' War (1688-97), the regiment remained on the coasts.

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

  • from 23 September 1684: N. de Pompadour, Marquis de Laurière
  • from 20 January 1708: Joseph-Pierre Dejean de Manville

On 10 February 1749, the regiment was disbanded. Its grenadiers were incorporated in the Grenadiers the France and its other companies in Talaru Infanterie.

Service during the War

In 1701, the regiment was allocated to the Army of Italy and took part in the blockade of Mantua where it later assumed garrison duty.

In 1707, the regiment was transferred to the Army of Flanders.

On 11 July 1708, the regiment took part in the Battle of Oudenarde.

In 1709, the regiment was transferred to the Army of the Rhine.

In 1710, the regiment returned to Flanders.

In 1711, the regiment took part in the combat of Arleux.

In 1712, the regiment took part in the Siege of Douai and in the recapture of Le Quesnoy and Bouchain.

Uniform

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Colours

Colonel Colour - Copyright: Kronoskaf
Ordonnance Colour - Copyright: Kronoskaf

References

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. 238-240