Thiérache Infanterie

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Origin and History

The regiment was created on 4 October 1692 and given to Louis Regnier, Marquis de Guerchy. It took the name of the region of Thiérache.

In 1693, during the Nine Years' War (1688-97), the regiment joined the Army of Italy and took part in the Battle of Marsaglia. In 1695, it was transferred to the Army of Germany. In 1696 and 16977, it campaigned in Germany.

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

  • from 4 October 1692: Louis Regnier, Marquis de Guerchy
  • from 27 August 1702 to 7 October 1714: Henri, Marquis de Carrion-Nisas

On 7 October 1714, the regiment was incorporated in Navarre Infanterie.

Service during the War

In 1701, the two battalions of the regiment were allocated to the Army of Italy. In August, the second battalion of the regiment formed part of the garrison of Mantua while the first battalion occupied Lecco on Lake Garda.

By February 1702, the first battalion was still at Lecco and the second at Mantua. On 1 May, one battalion was part of Vendôme’s Army. By mid-July, one battalion belonged to Vaudémont’s Army. By November, the battalion serving under Vendôme had been reduced to only 168 men.

In May 1703, the second battalion of the regiment was occupying Castiglione, Cavriana and Castel Goffredo while the first battalion was posted in Modena

By January 1704, the first of the battalion of the regiment had taken up its winter-quarters at Annone and Rochetta while the second battalion was allocated to the Army of Lombardy.

On 15 August 1702, the regiment was at the Battle of Luzzara.

In 1703, the regiment took part in the combats of Castelnuovo de Bormia and in the expedition in South Tyrol.

In 1704, the regiment took part in the siege and capture of Vercelli, Ivrea and, from October, in the Siege of Verrua.

In 1705, the regiment took part in the siege and capture of Chivasso. On 16 August, it took part in the Battle of Cassano.

On 8 September 1706, the regiment fought in the Battle of Castiglione.

In 1707, the regiment took part in the defence of Toulon.

From 1708 to 1712, the regiment served with the Army of Dauphiné.

In 1713, the regiment was transferred to the Army of Germany and took part in the sieges and capture of Landau and Freiburg.

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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. 269