La Fare-Soustelle Infanterie

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Origin and History

The regiment was raised on 7 May 1702 by Charles-Auguste, Comte de La Fare-Soustelle.

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

  • from 7 May 1702 to 7 October 1714: Charles-Auguste, Comte de La Fare-Soustelle

The regiment was disbanded on 7 October 1714.

Service during the War

In 1703, the regiment campaigned against the Camisards in the Cévennes.

In 1705, the regiment took part in the conquest of Savoie.

From May to September 1706, the regiment took part in the Siege of Turin. On 7 September, it fought in the disastrous Battle of Turin.

In 1707, the regiment was stationed in Guyenne.

From 1708 to 1711, the regiment formed part of the Army of Dauphiné.

In 1712, the regiment was transferred to Flanders. On 24 July, it was present at the Battle of Denain but was not engaged in combat. In August and September, it took part in the Siege of Douai. It was later present at the sieges of Le Quesnoy. In October, it took part in the Siege of Bouchain.


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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. 296