Origin and History
The regiment was created on 24 October 1688 by Nicolas de Catinat de Saint-Gratien and took the name of its colonel.
In 1688, at the outbreak of the Nine Years' War (1688-97), the regiment took part in the siege of Philisbourg. In 1689, it was transferred to the Army of the Alps and was at the capture of Cahours. In 1690, it took part in the Battle of Staffarda and in the capture of Saluzzo, Barges and Susa; in 1691, in the conquest of Savoie and of Nice; in 1693, in the Battle of Marsaglia; and in 1696, in the siege of Valenza. In 1697, the regiment was transferred to the Army of Flanders and took part in the siege of Ath.
During the War of the Spanish Succession, the regiment was commanded by:
- from 24 October 1688: Nicolas de Catinat de Saint-Gratien
- from 24 March 1701: Félix-François Brulart, Marquis de Sillery (killed in action at the Battle of Almansa on 25 April 1707)
- from 26 April 1707 to 1715: Florent-Claude, Marquis de Châtelet-Lomond
The regiment was disbanded in 1715.
Service during the War
In 1701, the regiment, now known as “Sillery Infanterie,” was allocated to the Army of Flanders.
In 1702, the regiment was at the combat of Nijmegen.
In August and September 1703, the regiment took part in the Siege of Alt-Breisach.
In April 1706, the regiment took part in the unsuccessful siege of Barcelona.
On 25 April 1707, the regiment took part in the Battle of Almansa where its colonel was killed.
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. 247