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74th Highlanders


  • 1787—1846
    Raising of Four new Regiments—Original establishment of Officers of 74th—Goes to India—Mysore— Kistnagherry—Seringapatam—Incident at Pondicherry—Patriotic Liberality of the 74th—Seringapatam again—Storming of Ahmednuggur—Battle of Assaye—Battle of Argaum—Retum home—Captain Cargill’s recollections—Highland dress laid aside—The Peninsula—Busaco—Various skirmishes—Fuentes d’Onor—Badajoz—Ciudad Rodrigo— Badajoz — Salamanca —Vitoria — Roncesvalles — Nivelle-- Nive-- Orthes-- Toulouse— Home—Medals—Burning of the old colours—Nova Scotia—The Bermudas — Ireland— Barbadoes —West Indies— North Ameriea—England—Highland garb restored.

  • 1846—1853
    Return to Scotland—United at Glasgow—Ireland— South Africa—Hottentot outbreak—Change of dress of the Regiment—Field operations—At the Quesana—The Amatola Heights— Hottentots repulsed—Another engagement—Lieutenant-Colonel Fordyce left in command at Riet Fontein—The Kaffirs at Fort Beaufort—Captain Thackeray’s testimony — Movements of Lieutenant - Colonel Fordyce—His death—Major-General Somerset’s Movements in the Amatolas—Loss of the "Birkenhead."

  • 1853-1873
    Embarkation for India—Ten years in India—Majabar —Canara—New stand of Colours—Mrs Anson—A desperate duel — Lieut.-General Shawe becomes Colonel of the 74th—Indian Rebellion—The Kaffir War Medals—Storm of Sholapoor—Kopal—Nargoond—Leave to be discharged in 1858—The 74th embarks for England in 1864—Captain Thackeray in command of the 74th—Edinburgh—Aldershot— Receives the special commendation of H.R.H. Commanding-in-Chief.

  • 1873-1886
    Linked Battalions—Service in Straits Settlements and Hong Kong—Return Home—Change of designation under the Territorial Scheme—Ordered to Egypt— Ismailia— Kassassin— Tel-el-Kebir—Cairo—Return to England—Deposition of Old Colours at Edinburgh and Glasgow— Monument at Glasgow—Challenge Shield — Embarkation for India— Rawal Pindi— Delhi.

  • Muster Roll of the 74th Regiment, Argyle Highlanders
    Disbanded at Passamaquoddy at the close of the Revolution. The muster listed all the men, women, and children,  present at St. Andrews, Passamaquoddy Bay, Nova Scotia, May 24th 1784.


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