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Order of battle of French and Piedmontese troops, 1735

Ordre de Bataille des Troupes Francoises et Piemontoises du 22.e May 1735. / [under the command of] Le Roy [and] Mons.r le Marechal Duc du Noailles 1735 or later

Pen and ink on paper | 54.4 x 41.4 cm (image and sheet) | RCIN 727067.b

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An order of battle of the Franco-Piedmontese army in Northern Italy, 22 May 1735. War of the Polish Succession (1733-8).

The style of lettering is British, rather than continental.

The General Officers of the First Line are Lieutenant-Generals (Lieutenants Generaux) Sandricourt, D’Aix, De Beuil, La Motte, Houdancourt, De Savine; Major-Generals (Marechaux de Camp) D’Apremont, Des Ganges, Mont Berceil, Cumiane, De Chatte, Boissieux, Beuzeville, Granvill[e]; Brigadiers Mauroy, Du Chillois, Trabous[?], La Roque, Mon Conseil, De Crussol, Croissy, la Fremouille Daunay.

The General Officers of the Second Line are Saint Sernin, Marquis de Suze, De Montal, D’Harcourt; Major-Generals Prince Montauban, L’Autrec, La Motte, des Carabiniers; Brigadiers Lagnase, Rietman, la Marck, Sauvré, Hautefort, D’Armentieres, Valcourt, Carabiniers, Lastro, La Grange.

The General Officers of the Three Reserves are Lieutenant-Generals Marquis de Carrail, Bonas, Maillebois; Major-Generals Biscaret, Segur, Gram[m]ont, Biron, Du Cailas; Brigadiers Chev.r de Cumiane, Villemurs, Contades, Timareon [or Timarcon?], Mauleon, Sasselanges, La Brunie.

The General Officers commanding the ‘Corps detaché à l’Oglio [river]’ are Lieutenant-Generals De Bourgstorf, De Monlevrier; Major-Generals De Barol, S:t Simon, D’Etourmel, Ratski; Brigadiers De Castellinard, Breton, Saint Maurice, Des Armandieres, la Case, Mazieres, Caraman, La Feronaye.

The total strength is given as 82 battalions and 85 squadrons. Regiments are named and the numbers of squadrons and battalions of each are given.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in shield, crown above, ‘4’ suspending the letters L V G, below; countermark: IV

    Mark, stamped: 253

  • 54.4 x 41.4 cm (image and sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Ordre de Bataille des Troupes Francoises et Piemontoises du 22.e May 1735. / [under the command of] Le Roy [and] Mons.r le Marechal Duc du Noailles.

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Order of Battle, 22 May 1735.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [right of centre, ink:] Order of Battle / of the Army of the Allies / in Italy. / May. 1735.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Order of Battle Ordre de Bataille des Troupes Françaises et Piedmontaises du 22.e Mai 1735. MS.

  • Probably from the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-65), third son of George II; subsequently acquired by George III (1738-1820)