Landes Infanterie

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Origin and History

The regiment was created on 3 January 1693 and given to Adrien, Comte de Mailly-La-Houssaye. It took the name of “Landes”.

From 1693 to 1697, during the Nine Years’ War (1688-97), the regiment served on the coasts.

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

  • from 3 January 1693: Adrien, Comte de Mailly-La-Houssaye
  • from 3 August 1704 to 3 August 1716: Alexandre-Maximilien-Balthazar-Dominique de Gand d'Isenghien, Comte de Middelbourg

On 10 February 1749, the regiment was disbanded. Its grenadiers were incorporated in the Grenadiers the France and its other companies in Hainaut Infanterie.

Service during the War

In 1702, the regiment joined the Army of the Rhine.

From February to March 1703, the regiment was present at the Siege of Kehl. It then took part in the Franco-Bavarian advance on the Danube.

On13 August 1704, the regiment took part in the disastrous Battle of Blenheim.

In 1705, the regiment joined the Army of the Moselle.

In 1706, the regiment was transferred to the Army of Flanders. On 23 May, it supposedly took part in the 1706-05-23 – Battle of Ramillies (not present in the order of battle).

On 11 July 1708, the regiment was present at the Battle of Oudenarde.

On 11 September 1709, the regiment took part in the Battle of Malplaquet.

In 1711, the regiment took part in the Combat of Arleux.

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

Uniform

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Colours

Colonel Colour - Copyright: Kronoskaf
Ordonnance Colour - Copyright: Kronoskaf

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, pp. 276-277