86th Regiment of Foot (Rutland Regiment)
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For other units with the same regimental number, see 86th Regiment of Foot (disambiguation).
It was raised in England in July, 1779 by Charles Manners, 4th Duke of Rutland, in the area around Newark, Nottinghamshire and Grantham, Lincolnshire. The colonel was Anthony St Leger. The regiment had yellow facings on their red coats.
- Messenger, Charles (1994). A History of British Infantry: For Love of Regiment, Volume 2, 1915-1994. Pen and Sword. p. 252. ISBN 9781473814394. Retrieved 19 October 2014.
- Chichester, Henry Manners; Burges-Short, George (1900). The records and badges of every regiment and corps in the British Army. Gale & Polden. p. 782.
- Franklin, Carl (2012). British Army Uniforms of the American Revolution 1751-1783. Casemate Publishers. p. 233. ISBN 9781848846906. Retrieved 19 October 2014.
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