Laval Infanterie

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Origin and History

The regiment was raised on 14 June 1702 by Guy-Claude-Rolland de Montmorency, Comte de Laval.

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

  • from 14 June 1702: Guy-Claude-Rolland de Montmorency, Comte de Laval
  • from 1705 to 12 November 1714: Jean-Charles de La Ferté, Marquis de Sennectere

The regiment was disbanded on 12 November 1714.

Service during the War

In 1702, the regiment joined the Army of Flanders.

In 1705, the regiment campaigned with the Army of the Rhine and was present at the attack of the Lines of Wissembourg.

In 1706, the regiment returned to Flanders.

In 1710, the regiment took part in the defence of Saint-Venant.

In August and September 1711, the regiment took part in the unsuccessful defence of Bouchain, where it surrendered as prisoners of war.

In 1713, the regiment was exchanged.


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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, pp. 299-300