Zurlauben Infanterie

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Origin and History

This Walloon regiment was raised in June 1684 by N. Lallement. On 14 April 1685, it was given to Béat-Jacques de La Tour-Châtillon, Comte de Zurlauben.

In 1689, during the Nine Years' War (1688-97), the regiment was attached to the Army of Catalonia. In 1690, it took part in the expedition in Ireland and was almost destroyed at the Battle of the Boyne. In 1691, it campaigned in Flanders and was at the siege of Mons. In 1692, it took part in the siege of Namur and in the Battle of Steenkerque; in 1693, in the Battle of Landen and in the siege of Charleroi. In 1694 and 1695, it was attached to the Army of Flanders; and in 1696 and 1697, to the Army of the Meuse.

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

  • from 14 April 1685 to 21 September 1704: Béat-Jacques de La Tour-Châtillon, Comte de Zurlauben.

On 21 September 1704, the regiment was disbanded.

Service during the War

In 1701, the regiment joined the Army of Italy. On

In 1702, the regiment garrisoned Mantua.

In 1703, the regiment was transferred to the Rhine. In August and September, it took part in the Siege of Alt-Breisach. In October and November, it was at the Siege of Landau.

In 1704, the regiment was attached to the Army of Bavaria. On 13 August, it took part in the disastrous Battle of Blenheim where it was virtually annihilated and its colonel mortally wounded. On 21 September, the regiment was disbanded.

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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. 214