Tavannes Infanterie

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Origin and History

The regiment was raised on 14 May 1702 by Charles-Henri-Gaspard de Saulx, Vicomte de Tavannes.

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

  • from 14 May 1702 to 21 January 1714: Charles-Henri-Gaspard de Saulx, Vicomte de Tavannes

On 21 January 1714, the regiment was incorporated in La Gervasais Infanterie.

Service during the War

In 1702, the regiment joined the Army of the Rhine.

In 1703, the regiment was transferred to the Army of Bavaria.

On 13 August 1704, the regiment took part in the disastrous Battle of Blenheim.

In 1705, the regiment was posted in the Lines of the Lauter.

In 1713, the regiment took part in the sieges and capture 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. 298