Comte de Boufflers Infanterie

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Origin and History

The regiment was raised on 3 February 1706 by Antoine-Charles-Louis, Comte de Boufflers.

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

  • from 3 February 1706: Antoine-Charles-Louis, Comte de Boufflers
  • from 24 October 1711 to 4 October 1714: Henri-François, Comte de Bombelles

On 4 October 1714, the regiment was incorporated into Royal Infanterie.

Service during the War

In 1706, the regiment joined the Army of Flanders.

On 11 July 1708, the regiment took part in the Battle of Oudenarde.

On 11 September 1709: the regiment fought in the Battle of Malplaquet.

On 24 July 1712, the regiment was supposedly present at the Battle of Denain, but it is not listed in the order of battle. In August and September, it was present at the siege and recapture of Douai; in September and October, at the siege and recapture of Le Quesnoy, and in October at the siege and recapture of Bouchain.


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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, p. 315