Elgin's Regiment of Fencible Infantry

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Elgin's Regiment of Fencible Infantry or Elgin's Fencible Highlanders was raised in November 1794.[1]

Major Thomas, Earl of Elgin, from the 12th Foot was Colonel of this fencible regiment with the permanent army rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. John Hepburn Belches was appointed to be a Lieutenant-Colonel in the regiment and Patrick Tyler to be a Major.[2]

The regiment, was embodied in the Lowlands on 28 November 1794.[1] It contained about 300 men from the Highlands.[3] The regiment was posted to Ireland and was decommissioned on 15 October 1802.[1]


  1. ^ a b c McGuigan 2009.
  2. ^ Chapman 1795, p. 616.
  3. ^ Stewart 1822, p. 296.