Charolais Infanterie

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Origin and History

The regiment was created on 4 October 1692 and given to Gabriel d’Hautefort, Chevalier de Montignac. It took the name of the region of Charolais.

In 1693, during the Nine Years’ War (1688-97), the regiment took part in the Battle of Landen. In 1694, it joined the Army of Germany. In 1697, it was transferred to the Army of the Meuse.

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

  • from 24 May 1696: Barthélémy-Gabriel, Comte d’Espinay
  • from 1712 to 13 December 1714: Jacques Berbier du Metz

On 13 December 1714, the regiment was incorporated into Lyonnais Infanterie.

Service during the War

In 1701, the regiment served with the Army of Flanders.

In 1702, the regiment took part in the engagement of Nijmegen.

On 30 June 1703, the regiment supposedly took part in the 1703-06-30 – Battle of Ekeren, although we found no mention of this unit in any order of battle. In August and September, it was supposedly at the Siege of Alt-Breisach, but once more we could find no trace of this regiment there.

In 1704, the regiment was transferred to the Army of the Alps.

In 1705, the regiment took part in the Siege of Nice.

In 1706, the regiment joined the Army of Spain. On 25 April, it took part in the 1707-04-25 – Battle of Almansa where it was deployed in Pons’ Brigade on the extreme left of the second line of infantry.

In 1707, the regiment took part in the Siege of Lérida.

In 1708, the regiment took part in the Siege of Tortosa.

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

In 1710, the regiment was sent to Flanders where it garrisoned Le Quesnoy.

In 1712, the regiment took part in the defence of Le Quesnoy.

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. 272-273