Gensac Infanterie

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Origin and History

The regiment was raised on 25 July 1702 by N. de Gensac.

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

  • from 25 July 1702: N. de Gensac
  • from November 1703: Gilles-Gervais de La Roche-Loumagne, Marquis de Gensac
  • from March 1711 to 1714: N. de Piffonel

The regiment was disbanded in 1714.

Service during the War

In 1703, the regiment served with the Army of the Rhine. In August and September, it took part in the Siege of Alt-Breisach. In October and November, it was at the Siege of Landau. On 15 November, it fought in the Combat of Speyerbach, where his colonel was killed in action. It was deployed in Robecq’s Brigade in the centre of the second line of infantry.

The regiment was then placed in the Lines of the Lauter.

Uniform

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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, p. 304