Thouy Infanterie

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Origin and History

This Piedmontese regiment was created on 26 September 1690 by Antoine-Balthazar de Longecombe, Marquis de Thouy with soldiers from disbanded Piedmontese regiments.

In 1696, during the Nine Years' War (1688-97), the regiment took was allocated to the Army of the Alps and took part in the siege of Valenza. In 1697, it was transferred to the Army of Flanders.

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

  • from 26 September 1690: Antoine-Balthazar de Longecombe, Marquis de Thouy

The regiment was disbanded on 9 October 1706.

Service during the War

In 1701, the regiment was allocated to the Army of Italy.

In 1702, the regiment served with the Army of Flanders and was present at the Combat of Nijmegen.

In 1703, the regiment was sent to the Rhine. In August and September, it took part in the Siege of Alt-Breisach where it remained to garrison the place. On November 15, it fought in the Combat of Speyerbach where it was deployed in Raffetot’s Brigade in the second line of infantry.

On 9 October 1706, the regiment was disbanded.

Uniform

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Colours

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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, pp. 261-262