Vosges Infanterie

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Origin and History

The regiment was created on 5 January 1693 from the Villars battalion of Dauphin Infanterie and given to N. de Vaudray, Comte d’Autrey. It took the name of “Vosges”.

From 1693 to 1695, during the Nine Years’ War (1688-97), the regiment served on the coasts of Provence. In 1695, it joined the Army of Catalonia. In 1697, it took part in the siege of Barcelona.

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

  • from 5 January 1693: N. de Vaudray, Comte d’Autrey
  • from 13 March 1704 to 15 November 1714: Jacques-Antoines de Ricouard, Marquis d’Hérouville

On 15 November 1714, the regiment was disbanded.

Service during the War

In 1701, the regiment joined the Army of Italy.

In August 1702, the regiment took part in the capture of Luzzara and later in the capture of Borgoforte.

In 1703, the regiment served again in Italy and took part in the expedition in South Tyrol.

In 1704, the regiment took part in the sieges of Vercelli, Ivrea and Verrua.

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

On 19 April 1706, the regiment fought in the Battle of Calcinato. It later took part in the siege of Turin. On 7 September, it was present at the disastrous Battle of Turin. On 8 September, it fought in the Battle of Castiglione.

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

In 1708, the regiment was transferred to the Army of the Rhine.

In 1709, the regiment was transferred to the Army of Dauphiné.

In 1710, the regiment served with the Army of Flanders.

From August to September 1712, the regiment took part in the siege and recapture of Douai. It was also present at the recapture of Le Quesnoy and Bouchain.

In 1713, the regiment took part in the siege and capture of Freiburg.

Uniform

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Colours

Colonel Colour - Copyright: Kronoskaf
Ordonnance Colour - Copyright: Kronoskaf

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. 277