Monday, 25 November 2013

Rossbach French Flags Project - Regiment Beauvoisis

First raised in 1667, Beauvoisis had 2 battalions. The grenadier company distinguished itself in the affair at Weissenfels along with the grenadier company of St Chamond; see the entry for St Chamond below for a short account of the action. The regiment was at Rossbach, brigaded with Rohan-Montbazon Infanterie, and was the fourth regiment back in the centre column (the reserve). It was at Sandershausen in 1758, where it suffered heavy casualties, and then at Lutterberg, where it was not heavily engaged. It was involved in the bloodless and somewhat underhand capture of Frankfurt in January 1759. At Bergen in April 1759 the regiment performed very well, driving back the allied attack with the bayonet. After that until the end of the war it was stationed on the coast of Brittany.  [Details from Kronoskaf and C. Duffy's Prussia's Glory.]


The flags as depicted were carried by this regiment from 1685 to 1791.

And this plate shows the uniform and flags in 1757:

6 comments:

Capt Bill said...

Sir David, Glad to see all your new flags! Keep up the great work...

Jiminho said...

This one is even prettier! I think I will have to paint up the Régiment Beauvoisis... What is the source of the uniform plate?

I sent you an email (having dug up an address from a few years ago...).

Hoping you will keep it up
Jim

Ray Rousell said...

Another great looking flag!!!!

David said...

Thanks, Bill. Hope all's well with you; haven't heard from you for a while.

All the best,

David.

David said...

Hi Jim,

Yes, aurore and dark red is rather appealing, isn't it? :-)

The plates come from the Manuscript "Troupes du Roi, Infanterie française et étrangère, année 1757, tome I", Musée de l'Armée, Paris; I found the images I use on a website now defunct, it seems, but they apparently can be tracked down via this link now: http://www.photo.rmn.fr/cf/htm/CSearchT.aspx?V=CSearchT&SID=2K1KTSJNEEXXG&E=S_2K1KTSJNEEXXG&NoR=500&New=T

Thanks for the email which I received today; will reply ASAP.

Cheers,

David.

David said...

Thanks, Ray. Glad you like it.

Cheers,

David.