French 10th Infantry Regiment de Belsunce of the Seven Years’ War, 1756–1761

French 10th Infantry Regiment de Belsunce of the Seven Years’ War, 1756–1761

In 1749, the infantry regiment de Lesdiguières, established in 1661, was given to Armand Vicomte de Belsunce as the new proprietor. On 20 February 1761, he turned the regiment over to the Comte de Rougé, whose name it now carried. During the Seven Years’ War, the 10th Regiment Belsunce fought at Hastenbeck, Hannover, Rossbach, Halbertstadt, Quedlinburg, Krefeld, Lutterberg, Minden, Corbach, Göttingen, Warburg, Lippstadt, and Vellinghausen.


  • Armand Vicomte de Belsunce, 1749–1761
  • Gabriel François Comte de Rougé, 1761–1763


  • white coat with 8 yellow metal buttons right, and buttonsholes left
  • coat pocket "ordinaire" with 3 buttons
  • violet collar
  • violet cuffs with 3 buttons
  • white turnbacks with white hearts
  • white vest with yellow metal buttons
  • white breeches
  • white gaiters with yellow buttons
  • black tricorne hat with yellow edging
  • Grenadiers wore beards, and sabres

Campaign History

  • Battle of Hastenbeck, 1757
  • Capture of Hannover, 1757
  • Battle of Rossbach, 1757
  • Capture of Halbertstadt, 1758
  • Capture of Quedlinburg, 1758
  • Battle of Krefeld, 1758
  • Engagement at Lutterberg
  • Battle of Minden, 1759
  • Engagement at Corbach (Korbach-Sachsenhausen), 1760
  • Siege of Göttingen, 1760
  • Battle of Warburg, 1760
  • Engagement at Lippstadt, 1760
  • Battle of Vellinghausen / Kirch-Denkern, 1761


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French Infantry of the Seven Years’ War