Flandre Infanterie

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Origin and History

The regiment was created on 1 September 1684 as “Flandre Infanterie”. It was formed with the Iverny company of Picardie Infanterie and garrison companies. It was given to N. Le Sens, Marquis de Folleville.

In 1689, during the Nine Years' War (1688-97), the regiment was attached to the Army of Roussillon and participated in the capture of Campredon. In 1690, it was transferred to the Army of the Alps and took part in the Battle of Staffarda. In 1691, it took part in the conquest of Savoy and of the County of Nice. In 1693, it fought in the Battle of Marsaglia. From 1695 to 1697, it served with the Army of the Rhine.

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

  • from 1 September 1684: N. Le Sens, Marquis de Folleville
  • from 20 April 1702: Thomas Legendre de Collandre
  • from 6 December 1705: François-Armand de Laurencin, Marquis de Mison

Service during the War

In 1700, the regiment was sent to Italy.

On 1 September 1701, the regiment took part in the Battle of Chiari where it was deployed on the extreme right of the second line of the infantry centre.

On 15 August 1702, the regiment fought in the Battle of Luzzara where it was deployed in Grancey’s Brigade, in the second line.

In 1703, the regiment took part in the expedition in South Tyrol.

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

In 1705, the regiment was at the surrender of Verrua.

On 19 April 1706, the regiment took part in the Battle of Calcinato. It later participated in the unsuccessful siege of Turin.

From 1707 to 1712, the regiment formed part of the Army of Dauphiné.

In 1713, the regiment joined the Army of the Rhine and took part in the sieges of Landau and Freiburg.

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. 215-216