Varennes Infanterie

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Origin and History

The regiment was raised on 7 May 1702 by Joseph-Alexandre de Nagu, Marquis de Varennes.

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

  • from 7 May 1702: Joseph-Alexandre de Nagu, Marquis de Varennes
  • from 13 May 1703: Victor de Montvalat, Marquis d’Antragues

On 12 November 1714, the regiment was incorporated in Boufflers Infanterie (probably Boufflers-Rémiancourt Infanterie.

Service during the War

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

In 1703, the regiment took part in the capture of Saint-Wandel.

In 1706, the regiment was transferred to Flanders. On 23 May, it was present at the Battle of Ramillies.

From 1706, the regiment served in various garrisons.

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. 296-297