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La Sarre Regiment and the 51st eme

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Mouillard Print of French Uniforms
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Uniforms Of La Sarre
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Various combinations of dress and undress

LA SARRE 1685-1791 by      

Origin and history

Regiment was created in 1651 by the duke of Ferté Sennecterre, Marshal of France. In 1685 it took the name of La Sarre. Louis Gouy Sacriste de Tombebeuf, knight and marquis de Montpouillan was made colonel in 1745.

This regiment had 2 battalions.

Service during the Seven Years  War

April 3 1755 the second battalion of the regiment  La Sarre embark with the marquis de Montcalm  for Canada.  Le regiment La Sarre marched to Frontenac on Lake Ontario with  regiment Béarn and Guyenne. From here they tested the defences of fort Oswego (Chouaguen). In July 1756 Montcalm moved to Frontenac to direct the attack on the fort of Oswego (Chouaguen). The attacking force was made up of  2000 regulars, 1000 militia, approximately 200 Indians and 51 guns, including mortars and howitzers . The Jolly English garrison comprised approximately 2000 from the 44th and 48th Regiments of Foot with some militia, sailors and a detachment of artillery commanded by colonel Mercer.   Montcalm captured 5 Colours, 55 guns, 14 mortars, 5 howitzers, a brigantin of 14 guns, a goëlette of 8 guns, some light boats and quantity of food and ammunition. Fort George was the next English Fort to be attacked, defended by  colonel Monroë with 2260 English. Fort George was attacked on August 4 and  surrendered on August 9.

September 12, 1759 the battle of Quebec, the regiment is on the right wing and suffered great loses. Lieutenant-colonel Mr. de Sennezergues was lost. Montreal capitulates on the 17th and French troops withdraw from New France.   The regiment La Sarre was brought back to France.

Uniforms and distinctive

 

The above picture does not match the mauillard print, Chesnaye 1759: white/Gray dress, breeches of m^eme. Blue facings and collets. Red jacket. Yellow buttons, leggings, pocket with four buttons, and three showing on the sleeve. Hat bordered of gold. 1769 Same as above expect white vest, lapel on left shoulder and three buttons on pocket and smaller cuff with three buttons showing

Uniform of the fifres and drums

Kings Colours .  Blue jackets

Flags

 

The flag of colonelle is white, those of ordinance are to the 1 and 4 reds; to the 2 and 3 blacks by opposition

German 17th Century Jug That also made it to the new world
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