Bellaffaire Infanterie

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Origin and History

The regiment was raised on 25 July 1702 by Joseph Duguast de Bellaffaire

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

  • from 25 July 1702: Joseph Duguast de Bellaffaire
  • from 30 August 1705: René-François de Froulay, Chevalier de Tessé
  • from 11 May 1707: François, Comte de Bulkeley
  • from 23 May 1709 to 1714: N. du Bochet

The regiment was disbanded in 1714.

Service during the War

In 1703, the regiment campaigned in Languedoc.

In 1704, the regiment formed part of the Army of Portugal.

In 1705, the regiment took part in the unsuccessful Siege of Gibraltar.

In April 1706, the regiment took part in the unsuccessful Siege of Barcelona. At the end of the year, it took part in the siege and capture of Cartagena.

On 25 April 1717, the regiment took part in the Battle of Almansa, where it was deployed in the second line in Du Burdel’s Brigade. It later took part in the capture of Lérida.

In 1708, the regiment was at the capture of Tortosa.

In 1709, the regiment was transferred to Flanders.


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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. 301-302