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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2019 8:49 p.m. PST

"After the first months of fighting in the French-and-Indian War, which had been fought mainly by the French garrison and militia forces, met in 1755 French "Troupe de Terre", ie regular infantry regiments of the army, as "infantry francaise "Designated in New France. In May 1755, a battalion of La Reine, Languedoc, Bearn and Guyenne regiments landed in New France. The important fortress port of Louisbourg was reinforced with two battalions of the regiments of Artois and Bourgogne. In 1756, two more battalions of the regiments La Sarre and Royal Roussillon and the new commander in chief Montcalm Quebec arrived. Finally, in the following year, two battalions of the Berry Regiment were sent to Canada, and in 1758 one battalion each of the Cambis Regiment and the Volontaires Etranges to Louisbourg. In total, 12 regular battalions were deployed in northern New France, corresponding to about 6,000 men. Eighty battalions of these had been deployed on the Canadian mainland and four battalions as garrison in the defense of Louisbourg.

Most of the French infantry regiments were organized in two battalions, but only one battalion was sent to Canada, while the other remained in Europe. Only in the case of the Regiment Berry, which consisted of a total of three battalions, two battalions, the 2nd and 3rd, were sent to Canada. The remaining regiments each provide their 2nd Battalion, with each remaining the 1st Battalion and the regimental commander in Europe. Towards the end of the Seven Years War, there were a total of 88 regiments with 187 battalions in the French army…."
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jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2019 11:39 a.m. PST

great resource,thanx.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2019 11:11 a.m. PST

A votre service mon ami!. (smile)


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