Canonniers des Côtes de l'Océan
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Origin and History
A company of 6 officers and 200 men was raised at La Rochelle on 1 June 1702.
During the War of the Spanish Succession, the unit was commanded by:
- Ferrand d'Escossay
The unit was disbanded in 1720 and incorporated in Royal-Artillerie.
Service during the War
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|Headgear||black tricorne laced white with a white cockade|
|Coat||royal blue with red lining; yellow buttons on the right side and 1 yellow button on each side in the small of the back
|Waistcoat||red with yellow buttons|
|Stockings||red fastened under the knee with a natural leather strap|
|Gaiters||none at the beginning of the war, white later|
Colonel Colour: none.
Ordonnance Colour: white field; centre device consisting of medallion representing a cannon on brown earth with a blue sky in the background; above this medallion 3 golden fleurs and a small red bar on an azure field surmounted by a golden crown with red cushion; a white scroll edged gold bearing the black motto “TONANTIS IMAGO”; a red horizontal bar in the middle within a golden frame; under the central medallion, a red field within a golden frame
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 6, p. 201
Jean-Pierre Loriot for the initial version of this article