82nd Regiment of Foot (1778)

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For other regiments with the same number, see 82nd Regiment of Foot (disambiguation)

Commander of the 82nd Regiment during the defence of New Ireland (Maine) - Francis McLean Plaque, St. Paul's Church (Halifax), Nova Scotia
Sir John Moore served in the 82nd and protected New Ireland from the American patriot Penobscot Expedition


The 82nd Regiment of Foot was a British army regiment raised for service in the American Revolutionary War.

It was raised in Lanarkshire, Scotland in 1778. It was sent to New York in August, 1779 and then to establish and defend New Ireland (Maine) in June, 1779. It was sent to Wilmington, North Carolina in April, 1781 and was interned at Yorktown.

It was disbanded in 1784.