Origin and History
This Italian regiment was raised on 24 February 1693 by François de Rossi de Baville, Marquis de Saint-Segond.
In 1693, during the Nine Years' War (1688-97), the regiment initially served on the coasts. In 1695, it served with the Army of Flanders. In 1697, it took part in the siege of Ath.
During the War of the Spanish Succession, the regiment was commanded by:
- from 24 February 1693 to 22 January 1715: François de Rossi de Baville, Marquis de Saint-Segond
The regiment was disbanded on 22 January 1715.
Service during the War
In 1702, the regiment served with in Germany.
In February and March 1703, the regiment was at the Siege of Kehl. In August and September, it took part in the Siege of Alt-Breisach. In October and November, it was at the Siege of Landau. On 15 November, it fought in the Combat of Speyerbach, where it was deployed in Raffetot’s Brigade in the second line of infantry.
In 1704, the regiment served with the Army of Bavaria. On 13 August, it took part in the disastrous Battle of Blenheim, where it was taken prisoners.
In 1705, the regiment was exchanged.
In 1706 and 1707, the regiment campaigned in Alsace.
From 1708 to 1712, the regiment served with the Army of Flanders.
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. 277-278