French 9th Infantry Regiment Auvergne of the Seven Years' War, 1756–1763

French 9th Infantry Regiment Auvergne of the Seven Years' War, 1756–1763

The infantry regiment of baron du Bourg de Lespinasse, raised in 1597, was renamed Régiment d'Auvergne in 1635. During the Seven Years' War, the 9th Regiment Auverne fought at Hamelspringe, Krefeld, Minden, Gießen, Korbach, Marienhagen, Radern, Hallenberg, Kloster Kamp, Vellinghausen, and Amöneburg.

Proprietor

  • Comte de Beauvoir, 1749–1759
  • M. de Rochambeau, 1759–1763

Uniform

  • white coat with white metal buttons
  • coat pocket "ordinaire" with 3 buttons
  • violet collar
  • violet lapels with 7 buttons right and left
  • violet cuffs with 3 buttons
  • white turnbacks with white hearts
  • white vest with white metal buttons
  • white breeches
  • white gaiters with white metal buttons
  • black tricorne hat with white edging
  • Grenadiers wore beards, and sabres

Campaign History

  • Engagement at Hamelspringe, 1758
  • Battle of Krefeld, 1758
  • Battle of Minden, 1759
  • Siege of Gießen, 1759
  • Engagement at Corbach (Korbach-Sachsenhausen), 1760
  • Engagement at Marienhagen, 1760
  • Engagement at Rhadern, 1760
  • Engagement at Hallenberg, 1760
  • Battle of Kloster Kamp, 1760
  • Battle of Vellinghausen / Kirch-Denkern, 1761
  • Engagement at Brücker-Mühle (Amöneburg, Hesse), 1762

Lineage

  • French 17th Infantry Regiment, 1791

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French Infantry of the Seven Years' War