Menou Infanterie

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Origin and History

The regiment was raised on 25 July 1702 by Charles Marquis de Menou de Cuissy.

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

  • from 15 July 1702: Charles, Marquis de Menou de Cuissy
  • from 27 June 1706 to 21 December 1713: Louis-Joseph, Comte de Menou de Cuissy (son of the former colonel)

The regiment was disbanded on 21 December 1713.

Service during the War

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

In 1704, the regiment took part in the occupation of Savoy.

On 16 August 1705, the regiment was at the Battle of Cassano.

From May to September 1706, the regiment took part in the unsuccessful Siege of Turin, where its colonel was severely wounded.

In 1707, the regiment was transferred to Flanders.

In 1711, the regiment took part in the combat of Harlebecke.


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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. 301