Tournon Infanterie

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Origin and History

The regiment was raised on 25 July 1702 by Louis du Pasquier de Tournon.

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

  • from 15 July 1702: Louis du Pasquier de Tournon
  • from 2 April 1709 to 14 January 1714: François Dumas, Comte de Paysat

On 14 January 1714, the regiment was incorporated in Dauphin Infanterie.

Service during the War

In 1703 and 1704, the regiment campaigned in Languedoc.

In 1705, the regiment took part in the conquest of the County of Nice.

In 1706, the regiment was transferred to Spain. In April, it took part in the unsuccessful Siege of Barcelona.

In 1707, the regiment formed part of the Army of Roussillon.

In 1710, the regiment was sent to the Lines of the Lauter.

From 1711 to 1713, the regiment served in the Alps.


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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. 301