77th Regiment of Foot (Montgomerie's Highlanders)

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77th Regiment of Foot
Active 1757–1763
Country  Kingdom of Great Britain
Branch  British Army
Type Infantry
Size two battalions
Nickname(s) Montgomerie's Highlanders
Colors Green facings and white lace.
Engagements Seven Years' War
Pontiac's War
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Archibald Montgomerie

The 77th Regiment of Foot (Montgomerie's Highlanders) was a Highland Scots Regiment raised in 1757. The 77th Regiment was one of the first three Highland Regiments to fight in North America. [1] During the Seven Years' War, the regiment lost 110 soldiers and 259 were wounded.[2]

History[edit]

The regiment was raised at Stirling by Major Archibald Montgomerie as the 1st Highland Battalion and ranked as the 62nd Regiment of Foot in 1757.[3] It was renamed the 77th Regiment of Foot (Montgomery's Highlanders) in June 1758.[3]

The regiment participated in the capture of Fort Duquesne in November 1758.[3] It sailed for the West Indies in June 1761 and took part in the Invasion of Martinique in January 1762 and the Battle of Havana in June 1762.[3] It went on to New York City in October 1762 and saw action at the Battle of Bushy Run in August 1763 after which it was disbanded later in the year.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Highland regiments that landed in America and took part in the French and Indian War were the 42nd Regiment of Foot or Royal Highland Regiment ("The Black Watch"), the 77th Regiment of Foot and the 78th Regiment of Foot.
  2. ^ "First Highland Regiments in America". Electricscotland.com. Retrieved 2017-05-27. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "77th Regiment of Foot (Montgomery's Highlanders)". regiments.org. Archived from the original on 1 January 2007. Retrieved 5 February 2017. 

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