Destouches Infanterie

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Origin and History

The regiment was raised on 25 July 1702 by Michel-Camus Destouches.

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

  • from 25 July 1702: Michel-Camus Destouches
  • from 19 November 1702: François, Marquis de Montmorency-La Neuville
  • from 10 October 1706 to 30 July 1715: Jean-Claude de Masselin

On 30 July 1715, the regiment was incorporated in Tallard Infanterie.

Service during the War

In 1703, the regiment was sent to Italy.

From October 1704 to April 1705, the regiment took part in the siege and capture of Verrua.

In 1707, the regiment took part in the defence of Toulon.

From 1708 to 1713, the regiment served in the Army of Dauphiné.

In 1714, the regiment was at the siege and capture of Barcelona.


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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, pp. 302-303