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By Terence Wise, Gerry Embleton

ISBN-10: 0850451256

ISBN-13: 9780850451252

Within the early crusades males of all ranks from all over the place Europe took the go and went to struggle Islam as volunteers. a few went out of spiritual fervour, others to flee the plagues and famine that have been rife on the time, nonetheless others looking for land or a fortune in loot. struggling with along all of those have been the armies raised in Outremer, the Holy Land itself. jointly they waged a bloody spiritual battle, the members of which incorporated such forces because the Knights Templar, the Teutonic Knights, and the Byzantine military.

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His waist coat is trimmed in red as occasionally done by light infantry units. Cuff buttons are arrayed in vertical pattern. The 9th wore light yellow-orange facings, buttons in pairs. As always the facing color was best displayed to advantage in the regimental color held by the ensign second from right. Officers frequently dispensed with tape binding on their cocked hats. Following a brief spell in Ireland, upon the outbreak of war in the American colonies the regiment was sent to Canada as a part of an expeditionary force under Maj.

It was among the ten regiments sent to the West Indies in 1779, helping to seize St. Lucia and St. Eustatius (Statia) from the French. It then helped form the garrison of the latter island for some time. Archeological excavations at Statia occupation sites subsequently uncovered brass, eight-pointed-star cap plates bearing the engraved number “15” in the center. The 15th returned home from the West Indies in 1782 aboard the captured French vessel Ville de Paris, a prize ship taken by Admiral Sir George Rodney.

It quietly returned home in 1782 without firing another shot. The 22nd had yellowish buff facings and all the corresponding buff appointments of a regiment so endowed. Lace loops were bastion in pairs. Curiously, the regiment earned the fleeting nickname of “The Red Knights” circa 1795 due to their wearing red small clothes. Whether this was the case thirteen years earlier in America is debatable. Another more lasting nickname was “The Acorn Boys” because it was generally remembered that at the battle of Dettingen, 1743, King George II had taken refuge beneath a large oak tree, his person guarded exclusively by The Cheshires.

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