Galmoy Infanterie

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Origin and History

The regiment was created on 27 February 1698, after the Treaty of Ryswick, by Peter Buttler, Vicomte de Galmoy with the remnants of Irish dragoon regiments of the Queen and Charlemont.

The regiment counted a single battalion.

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

  • from 27 February 1698 to 30 January 1715: Peter Buttler, Vicomte de Galmoy

The regiment was disbanded on 30 January 1715.

Service during the War

In 1701, the regiment served in Italy. On 1 September, it fought in the Battle of Chiari.

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

In 1703, the regiment was transferred to the Army of the Rhine. From August to September, it took part in the Siege of Alt-Breisach. In October and November, it was at the Siege of Landau.

In 1704, the regiment returned to Italy.

In 1706, the regiment took part in the unsuccessful siege of Turin. On 7 June, it fought in the disastrous Battle of Turin. It then retired to Pinerolo and then retreated to France.

In 1707, the regiment operated in on the Rhine.

In 1709, the regiment joined the Army of Dauphiné.

In 1710, the regiment was transferred to Flanders.

In 1712, the regiment took part in the Siege of Douai and in the sieges and recapture of Le Quesnoy and Bouchain.

In 1713, the regiment was sent to Roussillon.

In 1714, the regiment took part in the siege and capture of Barcelona.

Uniform

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Colours

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References

This article is mostly made of abridged and adapted excerpts 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. 289