Broglie Infanterie

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Origin and History

The regiment was raised on 22 March 1702 by Victor-Maurice, Comte de Broglie.

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

  • from 22 March 1702: Victor-Maurice, Comte de Broglie
  • from April 1703: N. Chevalier de Froulay
  • from 1711 to 1714: N. de Tiraqueau

The regiment was disbanded in 1714.

Service during the War

In 1702, the regiment joined the Army of Flanders.

In 1703, the regiment was transferred to Italy.

From May to September 1706, the regiment took part in the Siege of Turin. On 7 September, it was present at the disastrous Battle of Turin.

In 1707, the regiment was sent back to Flanders. It then took part in the defence of Ath, where it had to surrender as prisoners of war. It was exchanged the same year and placed in the Lines of the Lauter.

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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, p. 294