Origin and History
The regiment was raised on 11 January 1702 by Léon de Madaillan de Lesparre, Marquis de Lassay.
During the War of the Spanish Succession, the regiment was commanded by
- from 11 January 1702: Léon de Madaillan de Lesparre, Marquis de Lassay
- from 26 April 1710 to 30 October 1714: N. Marquis de La Mothe d’Hugues
The regiment was disbanded on 30 October 1714.
Service during the War
In 1702, the regiment joined the Army of the Rhine.
In 1704, the regiment joined the French army operating in Bavaria. On 13 August, it fought in the disastrous Battle of Blenheim.
In 1705, the regiment joined the Army of the Moselle.
In 1706, the regiment took part in the relief of Fort-Louis and in the capture of Drusenheim, Lauterbourg and the Marquisat Island.
From 1706 to 1710, the regiment was posted in the Lines of the Lauter.
In 1710, the regiment was transferred to the Army of Flanders.
On 24 July 1712, the regiment fought in the Battle of Denain. In August and September, it took part in the siege and recapture of Douai. It then participated in the recapture of Le Quesnoy. In October, it was at the recapture of Bouchain.
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. 292-293