Saintonge Regiment

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Saintonge Regiment
Rég de Saintonge 1684.png
Active 1684-1792
Country Kingdom of France
Allegiance Ancien Régime
Type Infantry
Size 2 battalions
Engagements Siege of Yorktown
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Adam Phillipe Jarreck, the Count de Custine
American Revolutionary War
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The Saintonge Regiment, also known as the 85e Regiment of the Line, was raised in the year 1684 in the province of Saintonge, France. From 1763 to 1768 the regiment served in the West indies and French Guiana. In 1780 the regiment was sent with Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau to help the United States during the American Revolutionary War. The regiment took part in the Siege of Yorktown in 1781. In 1782 the regiment returned to the West Indies and then back to France in 1783. Following the French Revolution the regiment became the 82e Regiment of Infantry.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Regiment de Saintonge. MIT.edu. Accessed May 17, 2012.