Cotentin Infanterie

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Origin and History

The regiment was created on 4 January 1693 and given to Jean-Louis de Wassinghac, Chevalier d’Imécourt. It took the name of “Cotentin”.

From 1693 to 1697, during the Nine Years’ War (1688-97), the regiment served on the coasts.

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

  • from 4 January 1693: Jean-Louis de Wassinghac, Chevalier d’Imécourt
  • from 1 April 1703: Michel Camus Destouches
  • from May 1711 to 20 September 1714: N. Marquis de Chabannes

On 20 September 1714, the regiment was disbanded.

Service during the War

In 1701, the regiment joined the Army of Italy. On 1 September, it took part in the Battle of Chiari where it was deployed in Dugua’s Brigade, in the second line of the centre.

On 15 August 1702, the regiment took part in the Battle of Luzzara.

In 1703, the regiment served again in Italy, taking part in the Combat of Castelnuovo. It later took part in the expedition in South Tyrol.

In 1704, the regiment took part in the sieges of Vercelli, Ivrea and Verrua.

On 16 August 1705, the regiment took part in the Battle of Cassano.

In 1706, the regiment took part in the siege and battle of Turin.

From 1707 to 1713, the regiment served in the Army of Dauphiné.

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, p. 277