Reding Infanterie

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Origin and History

The regiment was raised on 3 March 1705 for Jean-François, Chevalier de Reding de Bibberegg, who had commanded a battalion of Reding Infantry, a Swiss regiment in the Savoyard service, and surrendered to a French force besieging the Castle of Bard in July 1704.

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

  • from 3 March 1705: Jean-François, Chevalier de Reding de Bibberegg
  • from the end of 1706: N. de Loumagne
  • from 16 February 1707 to 10 June 1715: Dominique, Baron de Reding de Bibberegg

On 10 June 1715, the regiment was incorporated into Royal Bavière Infanterie.

Service during the War

In 1705, the regiment joined the Army of the Alps and took part in the blockade of Montmélian.

In 1706 the regiment was transferred to Spain. In April, it took part in the Siege of Barcelona.

In 1707, the regiment took part in the siege of Carthagena. On 25 April, it fought in the Battle of Almansa, where it was deployed in Beauvayes’s Brigade at the extreme left of the first line of the infantry centre. It then took part in the capture of Mequinença and Lérida.

In June and July 1708, the regiment took part in the Siege of Tortosa.

In 1709, the regiment took part in the defence of Balaguer where they had to surrender as prisoners of war. The regiment was exchanged on the same year.

In 1710 and 1711, the regiment took part in the siege of Girona.

In 1714, the regiment took part in the siege of Barcelona.

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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, p. 312