Carignan-Salières Regiment Flag

Carignan-Salières Regiment

Carignan-Salières Regiment Flag

The Carignan-Salières Regiment was sent in 1665 to New France (Canada) by Louis XIV of France to face the threat of the Mohawk Nation against the colonies.

See also Arrival in New France

Carignan-Salières Regiment Encarta exerpt

Alphabetical listing of the Carignan-Salières Regiment Officers and Soldiers

Alphabetical listing of the Carignan-Salières Regiment Officers and Soldiers

Some quotes from "The Good Regiment", by Jack Verney, McGill-Queens University Press, 1991:

"On 19 June 1665, sixty-one sailing days from La Rochelle (France), the Joyeux Siméon docked at Quebec to disembark the advance party of the first regiment of French regular troops to serve in Canada."

"The unit had only been formed in 1658 when the Carignan and the Salières regiments had been amalgamated as part of a military reorganization following the restoration of peace between France and Spain."

"In the second half of the seventeenth century, little difficulty was encountered in recruiting all the men needed, not because of any great yearning for glory among young Frenchmen, but mainly because of recurrent economic distress in the country."

Below is a list of ancestors who were soldiers of the "Carignan-Salières Regiment"


Bernard Delpeches dit Bélair
Jacques Paviot dit LaPensée
Mathurin Colin Dit Laliberte
Nicolas Preunier dit Picard
Paul Isnard dit Le Provençal
Pierre Ménard dit Saintonge


Francois Biville

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