Category: Régiment de Languedoc

Categories: French Armed Forces | Troupes de terre


The regiment was formed on March 20, 1672, by the French King Louis XIV. The regiment was recruited in the Languedoc region of France. The regiment participated in most of the conflicts involving the Kingdom of France. It fought especially in New France during the Seven Years' War.

The regiment arrived in Quebec City June 19, 1755 under the command of Jean François Charles de Molette, marquis de Morangies (8 May 1748 - 1 Dec 1762).

The French troops sailed for Canada early in May 1755, accompanied by their commander, Baron Dieskau, and the Marquis de Vaudreujl, who was to replace the ailing Duquesne as Governor of New France. During the voyage, eight companies of regulars were lost when the vessels Alcide and Lys were captured by the British and four companies of both the Languedoc and La Reine battalions were taken prisoner. The Artois and Bourgogne regiments disembarked at the fortress of Louisbourg, and the remaining four battalions proceeded to Quebec.

These soldiers left immediately for Fort Saint Frédéric, and on the orders of Dieskau, push back the British troops to Lake George. After the battle, the regiment was sent to Fort Carillon, then under construction. The regiment was then sent towards the south and participated in the Siege of Fort William Henry.

On July 8, 1758, the second battalion participated at the Battle of Carillon. In May 1759, they went to Quebec City where they participated in the defense of the city. They took part at the battles of Montmorency, Plains of Abraham, and Sainte-Foy.

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Person Profiles (21)

A

abt 1732 Hussigny-Godbrange, Duché de Lorraine - 25 Dec 1793
1735 Saint-Michel-Loubéjou, Quercy, France - 26 Oct 1814
27 Jan 1726 Lesmenils (St-Denis), Lorraine, France - 17 Aug 1796
abt 1732 Cirey, Lorraine, France - 12 Dec 1782

B

14 May 1730 Champagnole, Franche-Comté, France - 26 Apr 1804
26 Jan 1725 Parthenay, Ille-et-Vilaine, Bretagne, France - 06 May 1776 photo
18 Feb 1729 Saint-Agrève, Tournon, Ardèche, Rhône-Alpes, France - 23 Aug 1804
17 Sep 1719 Domptail-en-l'Air, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France - abt 05 Dec 1784

C

16 May 1734 Saint-Jean-de-Maruéjols, Languedoc, France - 07 May 1804 photo
30 Jan 1723 Lalleyriat, Bourgogne, France - 19 Mar 1789

D

30 Aug 1723 St-Alban-d’Ay (St-Alban), Languedoc, France - abt 16 Aug 1769
21 Feb 1725 Montréal, Bugey, France - 26 Apr 1781
abt 1719 St-Martin de Neuville-au-Bois en Picardie, Somme, France - 12 Jan 1761

G

14 Dec 1729 Germagnat, Ain, Rhône-Alpes, France - 29 Jan 1810

P

27 Feb 1719 Rochegude, Dauphiné, France - bef Nov 1793

P cont.

abt 1729 Souvans, Franche-Comté, France - 07 Mar 1764
abt 1740 St-Sevran, St-Malo, Bretagne, France - bef Nov 1800

S

abt 1736 Mouthier-en-Bresse, Bourgogne, France - bef Jun 1783

T

01 Sep 1735 Notre-Dame-de-Valettes, Agen, Guyenne, France - 02 Jan 1812
06 Mar 1729 Vathiménil, duché de Lorraine, France - 20 Apr 1808

V

abt 1726 Belime, commune de Courpière, Auvergne, France - 13 Jul 1819 photo




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