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Origin and History
The regiment was created on 4 October 1692 and given to Henri, Vicomte de Poudenx. It took the name of the Province of Gâtinais.
In 1693, during the Nine Years' War (1688-97), the regiment joined the Army of Italy and took part in the Battle of Marsaglia. In 1695, it was transferred to the Army of Catalonia. In 1697, it took part in the siege of Barcelona.
During the War of the Spanish Succession, the regiment was commanded by:
- from 4 October 1692: Henri, Vicomte de Poudenx
- from 7 June 1704 to 1717: Philippe-Charles, Marquis de La Fare
On 10 February 1749, the regiment was disbanded. Its grenadiers were incorporated in the Grenadiers the France and its other companies in Lorraine Infanterie.
Service during the War
In 1701, the regiment was initially allocated to the Army of Germany but, at the beginning of July, was transferred to Italy. In August, the 2 battalions of the regiment garrisoned Mantua.
On 15 August 1702, the regiment was at the Battle of Luzzara. It then took part in the capture of Luzzara, Guastalla and Borgoforte.
In 1703, the regiment took part in the combats of Stradella and Castelnuovo de Bormia, in the expedition in South Tyrol and in the capture of Asti.
In 1704, the regiment took part in the siege and capture of Vercelli, Ivrea and, from October, in the Siege of Verrua.
In 1705, the regiment took part in the capture of Mirandola. On 16 August, it took part in the Battle of Cassano.
On 19 April 1706, the regiment fought in the Battle of Calcinato. It then took part in the unsuccessful siege of Turin and in the disastrous Battle of Turin.
In 1707, the regiment took part in the defence of Toulon.
In 1708, the regiment took part in the attack on Césanne.
From 1709 to 1712, the regiment remained in the region of the Alps.
In 1713, the regiment was transferred to Spain.
In 1714, the regiment took part in the siege 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, pp. 268-269