Category: New France Armed Forces

Categories: Military | Nouvelle-France | New France


Among the French Army units assigned to "New France" during its history were:

  • Carignan-Salières Regiment (Régiment de Carignan-Salières) - volunteer army unit (1665–1668)
  • Régiment Suisse de Karrer 1722-1745 (Louisbourg); 1747-1749 (Quebec). 176 soldiers and 4 officers 1740s
  • Canadian Voyageurs - militia unit
  • Militia artillery corps (2 brigades) - 1723
  • Reserve companies (2 units) - 1750s
  • The Governor General's Guard 1672-1682 - 20 mounted men-at-arms or carabineers for Comte de Frontenac
  • Compagnie des canonniers-bombardiers de Quebec (Gunner and Bombardier Company) 1750-1760 - consisted of 43 gunners/bombers
  • Régiment de la Reine 1755-1760
  • Régiment de Guyenne 1755-1760. One of my own ancestors, Pierre-François Machabée dit Lajeunesse ou Marin, was a member of this regiment. He remained in Canada after the end of the French and Indian War and sired 24 children by three wives.
  • Régiment de Berry 1755-1760
  • Régiment de Béarn 1755-1760
  • Régiment de la Sarre 1755-1760
  • Régiment Royal Roussillon 1755-1760
  • Régiment de Languedoc 1755-1760
  • Régiment de Bourgogne 1755-1760
  • Régiment d'Artois 1755-1760 - 520 soldiers
  • Régiment de Cambis 1758 - 680 soldiers, 2 companies
  • Compagnie de Saint-Cirque
  • Marechaussee - police unit

A number of French naval units were also assigned.

A convoy of nine naval vessels that carried General Montcalm to Canada sailed from the port of Brest, France on 3 May 1755. The nine vessels were: Actif, Algonquin, Dauphin Royal, Deffenseur, Esperance, Fleur de Lys, Illustre, Leopard and Opiniatre.

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