77th Regiment of Foot (Montgomerie's Highlanders)

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77th Regiment of Foot
Active 1757–1763
Country Scotland
Allegiance Great Britain
Branch infantry
Type Infantry
Size two battalions
Nickname(s) Montgomerie's Highlanders
Colors Green facings and white lace.
Engagements Capture of Fort Duquesne, Battle of Bushy Run
Archibald Montgomerie

The 77th Regiment of Foot (Montgomerie's Highlanders) was a Highland Scots Regiment raised under Major Archibald Montgomerie, son of the Earl of Eglinton. It was originally raised as the "First Highland Battalion" in 1757, around Stirling, Scotland, with thirteen companies. It was soon re-designated the 62nd Regiment of Foot, but was finally numbered as the 77th Regiment when the second battalions of several regiments raised in 1756 became the 61st through 75th Regiments.

The regiment participated in the capture of Fort Duquesne in 1758. It spent 1761–1762 in the West Indies but was transported to New York in the autumn of 1762. Its final large scale military action was the Battle of Bushy Run, after which it was disbanded in 1763. Many of its soldiers accepted land grants in Canada. Some veterans of the 77th Regiment later saw service as part of the 84th Regiment of Foot (Royal Highland Emigrants).


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