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.
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."
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.
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—
Muster Roll of the 74th Regiment, Argyle Highlanders
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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