Saint-Aulaire Infanterie

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Origin and History

The regiment was raised on 22 March 1702 by N. de Beaupoil de Saint-Aulaire.

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

  • from 22 March 1702: N. de Beaupoil de Saint-Aulaire
  • from 4 August 1706: Louis Desmarest de Maillebois, Baron de Châteauneuf
  • from 1 October 1709: Jacques de Vassal, Marquis de Montviel

The regiment was disbanded on 13 December 1713.

Service during the War

In 1702, the regiment joined the Army of Flanders.

On 11 September 1709, the regiment took part in the Battle of Malplaquet.

In 1711, the regiment took part in the attack of Arleux.

On 24 July 1712, the regiment fought in the Battle of Denain. In August and September, it was at the Siege of Douai. It then took part in the siege of Le Quesnoy. In October, it was at the Siege of Bouchain.

In 1713, the regiment took part in the sieges of Landau and Freiburg.


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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. 294