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    Default Uniformology LESSON 2 - Mousquetaires de la Garde




    UNIFORMOLOGY - Lesson 2
    MOUSQUETAIRES DE LA GARDE:
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    MOUSQUETAIRES DE LA GARDE

    1ere Compagnie – Mousquetaires gris (Grey musketeers)

    In 1622, Louis XIII replaced the carbines of his Compagnie de Carabins with muskets, renaming them Compagnie de Mousquetaires. Until 1629, this company was subordinated to the Chevau-légers de la Garde.
    In 1634, Louis XIII became captain of the company which was disbanded in 1646. On January 10 1657, the company was re-established. It now consisted of 1 lieutenant-captain, 1 sous-lieutenant, 1 cornet and 2 maréchaux des logis. Louis XIV then added an ensign and fixed the number of Mousquetaires to 150. This company was added to the Garde to fight mounted or dismounted just like the dragoons.
    The company was quartered at number 2 rue du Bac in Paris.
    During the Seven Years' War, the company was under the nominal command of king Louis XV but under the direct command of a lieutenant-captain:
    since May 21 1738 till 1767: marquis de Jumilhac


    2e Compagnie – Mousquetaires noirs (Black musketeers)

    This foot company was created in August 1660. It was the guard of cardinal de Mazarin who gave it to the king. In 1663, it was transformed into a mounted unit. On January 9 1665, king Louis XIV became captain of the company and integrated it into the Maison du Roi.
    The company was quartered in its own hotel in the Faubourg Saint Antoine in Paris.
    During the Seven Years' War, the company was under the nominal command of king Louis XV but under the direct command of a lieutenant-captain:
    since April 1 1754 till 1766: marquis de la Riviere

    In 1734, each company counted 250 troopers. Thus 100 troopers of each company could remain with the king while the other 150 troopers would participate to campaigns.
    The unit was disbanded on December 15 1775. It was re-established in 1789 and soon disbanded again by the Republic.


    Service during the War

    By August 1 1757, the 2 companies were stationed in Paris. The unit did not take part to the early campaigns of the Seven Years' War.
    In 1761, the unit took the field with the army of Soubise. It was present at the battle of Vellinghausen on July 16 but was not engaged.
    In 1762, the unit formed part of Condé's Lower Rhine army. It was present at the action of Nauheim on August 30 but was not engaged.

    (Source: http://www.kronoskaf.com)




    UNITS:


    France, 1ere Compagnie – Mousquetaires gris, 1660:




    France, 2e Compagnie – Mousquetaires noirs, 1660:




    France, 2e Compagnie – Mousquetaires noirs, 1705:




    Spain, Mosquetero de la Guardia del Rey, 1705:




    France, 1ere Compagnie – Mousquetaires gris, 1758:




    France, 2e Compagnie – Mousquetaires noirs, 1758:






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    Source: http://www.kronoskaf.com
    Inspired by the illustrations of Fred Funcken & Eugene Leliepvre
    Last edited by KLAssurbanipal; 02-09-2012 at 14:56.

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