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Regiment Saluzzo

Regiment Saluzzo

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Regimental History
Regimental History

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Published by: Giovanni Cerino-Badone on Nov 25, 2009
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Regiment of infantry of national ordinance
 1672 - 1798
Giovanni Cerino-Badone
In 1672 it is raised a voiard regiment with the name of 
 Lullin de Geneve
, from the name of its commander. In 1676this unit is renamed Bagnasco. In 1678 it has the name of Masino. In the 1680 it has the official name of 
 Regiment Saluce du S.A.R
.. From 1703 it has a strenght of two battalions.
Service during the Polish Succession War
In the spring of 1734 Regiment
is present at the battle of Parma (29 june) where it fights on the right win.After a manouvred campaign in the summer,
fights at Guastalla (19 september). In 1735
iscampaigning in the east of Lombardy. In september it is present with the whole Piedmontese army on the west side of lake of Garda supporting the french action on the East side. at the end of the year, the 8 november,
takes winterquarters in the country around Cremona and Brescia.
Service during the Austrian Succession War
In 1742
is campaigning in in the Po plains. In august it is in garrison in the Citadel of Parma. In 1743, in themountains around Casteldelfino in Varaita Valley Saluce fights to stop the french-spanish offensive (7-10 october1743). The follow year Saluce defend the harbour of Villefranche. Grenadiers of 
the 20 april 1744 fight verywell during the bloody defence of the entrenched camp. Saluce defends Villefranche until 22 April.
is one of the units that fight at the redoubt of Mount Cavallo (19 july 1744). During this bloody combat, Saluce is present withonly a battalion, probably the 1st, losing 98 men. The regiment is present at Madonna dell'Olmo (30 september 1744).The two battalions are situated on the centre, second line. In 1745 Maillebois' offensive gives no match to thePiedmontese Army. At the battle of Bassignana (27 september)
defends the village of Rivarone in vain. Thefollow year Saluce takes part in the Leutrum's counter offensive. Then the two battalions fight in the south-west in themediterranean theatre; the 2nd battalion fights during the offensive in Provence. The 1st battalion of Regiment
 is employed at the siege of the fort Priamar in Savona (1 december-18 december 1746). Then the Regiment is reunify in1747 to defend the south frontiers of Piedmont.
Commanders of Regiment Saluzzo under Charles EmmanuelIII
Teodoro Faletto du Barolo
25- 3- 1730
Giuseppe faletto du Castagnole
11- 3- 1735
Carlo Amedeo Isola
13- 8- 1744
Vincenzo Alessandro Ferrero Marquise d'Ormea 28- 4- 1769
Carlo Cacherano
15- 10- 1763
Giuseppe Coardi Compte du Carpenetto
14- 12- 1771
Grey-white coat, red lining, cuffs, waistcoat, breeches. White gaiters for fusilier, black for grenadiers.Seven tinned buttons, two ranks of three and one in the bottom on each side of the coat, three on the cuffs. Horizontalpockets. Tricorne with dark blue cockade on the left brim and white hem for fusiliers, bearskin cap for grenadiers.
(only principal differences from the previous issue): Dark blue coat, red lapels and collar. Seven tinnedbuttons on the lapels, one in the top, two ranks of three in the bottom. Tricorne with white pompon. Bearskin cap withred tail with white hem and red and white pompon.

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