Origin and history
This regiment belonged during almost a
century to the same Bauffremont House, since its creation in
1673 until 1773 (exepted between 1685 and 1696).
Biographies and arms
Louis of Bauffremont of Listenois, eldest
son of Louis Benigne Marquis of Bauffremont, prince of
Listenois, general lieutenant and Hélène of
Courtenay. Born on 21 September 1712, lieutenant reformed on
6 July 1723, then captain on 13 January 1728 of his father's
dragoon regiment which it became colonel on 4 December 1730.
Created brigadier by patent on1st January 1740 and marshal
of camp by other on 2 April 1744. In May 1744 he resigned
one's regiment to the benefit of his brother Charles Roger.
The regiment was restored by commission on 5 May 1747.
Lieutenant général of the King's armies on 10
May 1748. He was appointed governor of Seyssel by provision
on 8 June 1736 and knight of honor of the Franche
Comté government. It died in Paris on 13 May 1769. He
obtained the Cross of the Malta Order in March 1757.
Elevated to Prince of the Holy Empire with his brothers and
descendants by diploma gave at Vienne on 8 June 1757.
The device of this House was " DIEU AIDE AU PREMIER CHRETIEN "
quarterly: 1, vairy of gold and
gules (Bauffremont); 2, of gules with a gold eagle
(Vienne), charged with a shield of sable and three
heads of leopard in silver(Listenois); 3, of azure
with ten bezants in silver, four, three, two, one
(Villelume); 4, of azure with a gold
quarterly: 1, vairy of gold and gules (Bauffremont); 2, of gules with a gold eagle (Vienne), charged with a shield of sable and three heads of leopard in silver(Listenois); 3, of azure with ten bezants in silver, four, three, two, one (Villelume); 4, of azure with a gold chevron(Gorrevod)
Service during the seven years war
Service during the seven years war The
regiment was from 1757 to 1758 along the French coasts.
Distinctive of uniforms and saddle cloth
The ordonnance of 1750 indicated: red
coat, waistcoat, lining and cuffs . Red ousing and
holster-caps edged with a (ventre de biche) light yellow
ochre wool braid as for epaulet and sabre-strap. Red fatigue
cap and turn-up laced with a " ventre de biche " braid.
Drummers and oboe:
Drummers wore the Bauffremont House livery, Delaistre had reproduced in 1720 a trumpet dressed with this livery : " Ventre de biche " coat laced with a white plain braid.
Blue silk flags, obverse with gold sun in
splendor with the Royal motto on a scroll with red
background, blue lining and the silver words "NEC PLURIBUS
IMPAR" , reverse " vairy of gold and gules " with on a
scroll the war-cry of the Beauffremont House " DIEU AIDE AU
PREMIER CHRETIEN " , gold embroidered and fringed.