Gassion Infanterie

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Origin and History

The regiment was raised on 12 January 1702 by Jean, Chevalier de Gassion.

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

  • from 12 January 1702: Jean, Chevalier de Gassion
  • from 16 February 1709 to 1714: N., Comte de Beaujeu

The regiment was disbanded in 1714.

Service during the War

In 1702, the regiment was initially used to garrison various places in Roussillon.

In 1704, the regiment joined the troops operating against the Camisard rebels in the Cévennes.

In 1705, the regiment took part in the Siege of Nice.

In 1706, the regiment took part in the Siege of Turin. On 7 September, it fought in the disastrous Battle of Turin. It distinguished itself during the retreat towards Pinerolo.

In 1708, the regiment joined the Army of Flanders. On 11 July, it fought in the Battle of Oudenarde. At the end of the year, it took part in the Combat of Leffinge.


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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, p. 293