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Origin and History
The regiment was raised on 25 July 1702 by Jean-Jacques, Chevalier de Damas.
During the War of the Spanish Succession, the regiment was commanded by
- from 25 July 1702: Jean-Jacques, Chevalier de Damas
- from 10 July 1708 to 30 July 1715: Joseph-Guillaume Boutin, Comte de Vallouze
On 30 July 1715, the regiment was incorporated in Royal Vaisseaux Infanterie.
Service during the War
In 1704, the regiment took part in the campaign in Savoy.
In 1705, the regiment took part in the conquest of the County of Nice.
In 1706, the regiment took part in the Siege of Turin. On 7 September, it fought in the disastrous Battle of Turin.
In 1707, the regiment was sent to the frontier of Navarre.
In 1708, the regiment campaigned in Aragon and took part in the siege of Lérida and in the Siege of Tortosa.
In 1710, the regiment served in the Army of Dauphiné.
In 1711, the regiment was transferred to the Army of Catalonia.
In 1714, the regiment was at the siege and capture of Barcelona.
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. 303