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  • All, Although the information presents is helpful, it is not the entire story. As an example, the 5th Foot received new short lands in 1774. However, they received 20 drafts from the 18th in Dec. 1775 who brought long lands with them; as the men of the 18th were ordered to take their firelocks with them to their new regiments. The 5th also received men from the 50th, 59th and 65th...
    Steven Baule Mar 26, 2009
  • Dan, I appreciate the information, but none of those sources give me any early biographical information on Sir William himself. I am trying to determine if he served in the army prior to his elevation. Steve [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Steven Baule Mar 24, 2009
  • Does anyone have a biographical source that would illuminate Sir William Richardson, Baronet of Augher, Ireland. Made first baronet in 1787? Thanks in advance, Steve [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Steven Baule Mar 23, 2009
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  • Reg, What are you looking for? The basics of a regiment can be found in a number of sources, Chichester & Burgess-Short being an excellent secondary source option for an overview in many cases. I apologize for the formatting, but this is what I have handy on the 16th Foot. Steve Sixteenth Regiment of Foot Colonel: Lt. Gen. James Gisborne 4 March 1766 Lt. Gen. James Robertson 14 May...
    Steven Baule Mar 18, 2009
  • All, Does anyone have dates of commission for Edward Hand to colonel and brigadier general? Any other dates of appointment would be appreciated. Thanks in advance, Steve [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Steven Baule Mar 6, 2009
  • Todd, Paul, et al., Somewhere I believe ( a primary source and I am almost sure it was a printed source, not a manuscript) I saw that the 83rd came to New York in 1783 and was drafted immediately. I am at work and I cannot off the top of my head come up with the source. Steve From: Revlist@^$1 [mailto:Revlist@^$2] On Behalf Of paullaurapace@^$3 Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 10:20...
    Steven Baule Jan 13, 2009
  • All, A little before our period, but does anyone know of a list of officers who were on the Havana Expedition in 1762 or a list of ARMY officers who received prize money from that event? Thanks in advance, Steve [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Steven Baule Jan 9, 2009
  • Brian, Unlike the modern US military where the adjutant is effectively the S-1 (Personnel Officer - and usually a captain at battalion level), the adjutant of the 18th century was in the British army, a separate rank (as were chaplain, quartermaster, surgeon and surgeon's mate. All of these men were known as "staff officers" as opposed to the captains and subalterns (ensigns and...
    Steven Baule Dec 29, 2008
  • All, Can anyone give me any information on the Benjamin Johnson who commanded a company of the 80th foot in 1763? He was stationed at Little Ft. Niagara at the time. Thanks in advance, Steve [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Steven Baule Dec 19, 2008
  • Average height tended to be between about 5'7" to 5'8" for all of the British regiments I have reviewed between 1767 and 1785. The tallest company average of foot were the grenadiers of the 18th Foot at about 5'10 1/2". A very tall company. The 2nd (Irish) Horse had 47 men 6' or taller out of 133 making them much taller than the infantrymen on average. The 45th Foot only had 4 men...
    Steven Baule Dec 8, 2008