Oléron Infanterie

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Origin and History

The regiment was created on 2 January 1693 and given to the Chevalier de Tillières. It took the name of “Oléron”.

From 1693 to 1697, the regiment served on the coasts and in Flanders.

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

  • from 2 January 1693: Chevalier de Tillières
  • from 19 June 1707 to 20 September 1714: Jean de Layser, Marquis de Siougeat

On 20 September 1714, the regiment was disbanded.

Service during the War

In 1701, the regiment joined the Army of Flanders.

In 1703, the regiment was transferred to Spain.

From May to July 1704, the regiment took part in the campaign in Portugal.

In 1705, the regiment served with the Army of Andalusia.

In 1706, the regiment took part in the siege of Barcelona.

In 1707, the regiment took part in the capture of Lérida.

In 1708, the regiment took part in the capture of Tortosa.

In 1710, the regiment was attached to the Army of Roussillon and took part in the defence of Cette and in the capture of Girona.

In 1711 and 1712, the regiment served with the Army of Dauphiné

In 1713, the regiment took part in the relief of Girona.

In 1714, the regiment was at the siege and capture of Barcelona.

Uniform

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Colours

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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. 275-276