French 4th Infantry Regiment Piedmont of the Seven Years' War, 1756–1763

French 4th Infantry Regiment Piedmont of the Seven Years' War, 1756–1763

The French Infantry Regiment de Brissac, raised 1569, was named Regiment de Piémont from 1585. During the Seven Years' War, the 4th Regiment Piémont fought at Rossbach, Sandershausen, Lutterberg, Bergen, Minden, and at the Johannisberg near Bad Nauheim.

Proprietor

  • Comte d'Esparbès de Lussan, 1749–1761

Uniform

  • white coat with yellow metal buttons
  • coat pocket "en demi écusson" (half shield) with 5 buttons
  • white collar
  • 6x2 buttons right, and buttonholes left
  • black cuffs with 3 buttons
  • white turnbacks with black hearts
  • white vest with yellow metal buttons
  • white breeches
  • white gaiters with yellow metal buttons
  • black tricorne hat with yellow edginge
  • Grenadiers wore beards, and sabres

Campaign History

  • Battle of Rossbach, 1757
  • Engagement at Sandershausen, 1758
  • Engagement at Lutterberg, 1758
  • Battle of Bergen, 1759
  • Battle of Minden, 1759
  • Battle on the Johannisberg (Bad Nauheim), 1762

Lineage

  • French 3rd Infantry Regiment, 1791

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French Infantry of the Seven Years' War