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Origin and History
The regiment was raised on 25 July 1702 by Achille Poulet, Marquis de Marcilly.
During the War of the Spanish Succession, the regiment was commanded by
- from 25 July 1702: Achille Poulet, Marquis de Marcilly
- from 28 October 1710 to 12 November 1714: François Perron de Belleisle
On 12 November 1714, the regiment was incorporated in Touraine Infanterie.
Service during the War
In 1703, the regiment campaigned against the Camisards in the Cévennes.
In 1704, the regiment was allocated to the Army of the Alps and took part in the siege of Annecy.
In 1705, the regiment campaigned in Italy. In June and July, the regiment took part in the siege of Chivasso in Piedmont. On 16 August, it was present at the Battle of Cassano.
From May to September 1706, the regiment took part in the Siege of Turin.
In 1707, the regiment took part in the defence of Toulon.
In 1709, the regiment formed part of the Army of Dauphiné.
In 1710, the regiment was transferred to Flanders.
On 24 July 1712, the regiment was present at the Battle of Denain but does not seem to have been involved in any action. It later took part in the siege and capture of Le Quesnoy.
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. 302