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Historical record of the Sixty-Seventh, or the South Hampshire Regiment Containing an account of the formation of the regiment in 1758, and of its subsequent services to 1849

Historical record of the Sixty-Seventh, or the South Hampshire Regiment
Containing an account of the formation of the regiment in 1758, and of its subsequent services to 1849
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Title: Historical record of the Sixty-Seventh, or the South Hampshire Regiment Containing an account of the formation of the regiment in 1758, and of its subsequent services to 1849
Release Date: 2018-08-09
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TRANSCRIBER'S NOTE

Pages numbered [i] to [xix] appear after those numbered [xxv] to [xxxii]; this numberinghas been left unchanged.

Footnotes are referenced by [number], and have been placed at theend of each major section.

Some minor changes to the text are noted at the end of the book.

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BY COMMAND OF His late Majesty WILLIAM THE IVTH.
and under the Patronage of
Her Majesty the Queen.
HISTORICAL RECORDS,
OF THE
British Army
Comprising the
History of every Regiment
IN HER MAJESTY'S SERVICE.
By Richard Cannon Esqre.
Adjutant General's Office, Horse Guards.
London.
Printed by Authority.

HISTORICAL RECORD
OF
THE SIXTY-SEVENTH,
OR
THE SOUTH HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT,

CONTAINING

AN ACCOUNT OF THE FORMATION OF THE REGIMENT
IN 1758,

AND OF ITS SUBSEQUENT SERVICES
TO 1849.


COMPILED BY

RICHARD CANNON, Esq.,

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE, HORSE GUARDS.


ILLUSTRATED WITH PLATES.


LONDON:

PARKER, FURNIVALL, & PARKER,

30, CHARING-CROSS.


MDCCCXLIX.


London: Printed by William Clowes and Sons, Stamford Street,
For Her Majesty's Stationery Office.


THE SIXTY-SEVENTH,

OR

THE SOUTH HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT,

BEARS ON THE REGIMENTAL COLOUR THE FIGURE OF THE

"ROYAL TIGER,"

WITH THE WORD "INDIA" SUPERSCRIBED, IN COMMEMORATION OF
ITS SERVICES IN INDIA FROM 1805 TO 1826;


ALSO THE WORD

"BARROSA,"

AS A TESTIMONY OF THE GALLANTRY DISPLAYED BY THE SECOND
BATTALION, AT THE BATTLE OF BARROSA, ON THE 5TH OF MARCH, 1811;


AND THE WORD

"PENINSULA,"

IN COMMEMORATION OF THE SERVICES OF THE SECOND BATTALION,
IN THE EAST OF SPAIN, FROM 1810 TO 1814.


[xxv]

THE SIXTY-SEVENTH,

OR

THE SOUTH HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT.

CONTENTS

OF THE

HISTORICAL RECORD.


YearPage
Introduction.
1758Formation of the Regiment from second battalion of the Twentieth Regiment1
——Appointment of Colonel James Wolfe to the Colonelcy2
——Uniform and Facing of the Regiment
——Officers appointed
1759Station of the Regiment3
——Appointment of Lieut.-Colonel Lord Frederick Cavendish to the Colonelcy, in succession to Major-General Wolfe, killed at the Battle of Quebec
1760Decease of King George II., and Accession of George III. to the Throne
——Appointment of Major-General Sir Henry Erskine, Bart., to the Colonelcy, in succession to Lord Frederick Cavendish, removed to the 34th Regiment
1761Embarked with the expedition under the command of Major-General Hodgson4
——Capture of Belle-Isle6
1761[xxvi] Congratulatory address to King George III. from the Citizens of London7
——Appointment of Lieut.-Colonel Hamilton Lambert to the Colonelcy, in succession to Major-General Sir Henry Erskine, removed to the 25th Regiment
1762Embarked for Portugal8
1763Treaty of Peace concluded at Fontainebleau
——Embarked to take possession of Minorca, on its being restored to Great Britain9
1768Regulations, prescribed by Royal Warrant, for maintaining uniformity in the clothing, standards, and colours of regiments, &c. &c.
1771Embarked from Minorca for England10
1773Proceeded to Scotland
1774Appointment of Lieut.-Colonel Edward Maxwell Brown to the Colonelcy, in succession to Lieut.-General Hamilton Lambert, deceased
1775Embarked for Ireland
1782Directed to assume the county title of South Hampshire Regiment, in addition to its numerical title
1785Embarked for the West Indies
1794Returned to England
——Proceeded to Ireland
1796Embarked for St. Domingo to aid the planters against the negro inhabitants
1798Proceeded to Jamaica11
1801Re-embarked for England
1803Appointment of Lieut.-General Francis D'Oyly to the Colonelcy, in succession to General Edward Maxwell Brown, deceased
——Appointment of General Peter Craig to the Colonelcy, in succession to Lieut.-General D'Oyly, deceased
1803[xxvii] Embarked for Ireland12
——A second battalion added to the regiment, and formed from men raised in Ireland under the Army of Reserve and Additional Force Acts
——First battalion embarked for Guernsey
1804—— —— embarked for Portsmouth
——The regiment augmented to 1200 rank and file
1805The first battalion embarked for the East Indies
——Arrived at Bengal, and proceeded to Dinapore; thence to Benares, and to Ghazeepore
1811Appointment of Lieut.-General Sir William Keppel, G.C.B., to the Colonelcy, in succession to General Peter Craig, deceased
1813Marched from Ghazeepore to Cawnpore
1815Marched to Meerut13
1817Proceeded on field service, and joined the army of reserve under Major-General Sir David Ochterlony
1818Embarked for Bombay
——Six companies embarked for the Concan
——Engaged in the siege and capture of Ryghur
——Four companies embarked for Surat14
——Capture of Nunderbar, and other towns and forts
——Embarked for the Deccan
——Surrender of Amulneir and Behauderpore15
1819Proceeded to Asseerghur, and joined the force under General Doveton16
——Surrender of the fortress of Asseerghur18
——Marched to Mallygaum21
1820Proceeded to Sholapore in the Deccan
1823Proceeded to Poonah
1826Embarked for Calcutta
——Embarked for England22
1826[xxviii] Arrived at Chatham and proceeded to Windsor
——Received the Royal Authority to bear on its colours and appointments the figure of the "Royal Tiger," with the word "India" superscribed
1827Marched from Windsor to Weedon; thence to Bolton, &c. &c.
1828Appointment of Major-General John Macdonald to the Colonelcy, in succession to General Sir William Keppel, removed to the 2nd Queen's Royal Regiment
1830Embarked for Ireland23
1832Formed into six service and four depôt companies
——Service companies embarked for Gibraltar
1833Embarked for the West Indies
1840Embarked for Canada
1842Returned to England, and rejoined by the four depôt companies24
1843Proceeded from Plymouth to Weedon, and thence to Manchester
1844Appointment of Major-General John Clitherow to the Colonelcy, in succession to Lieut.-General Sir John Macdonald, G.C.B., removed to the 42nd Regiment
——Embarked for Ireland
1846Augmented to twelve companies, and formed into two battalions
1848The first and the reserve battalions embarked at Cork for Gibraltar25
——Report of the Governor of Gibraltar on the state of discipline and efficiency of the regiment
——Depôt Company removed from Cork to the Isle of Wight26

[xxix]

CONTENTS

OF THE

HISTORICAL RECORD

OF THE SERVICES OF THE

SECOND BATTALION

OF

THE SIXTY-SEVENTH REGIMENT.


YearPage
1803Formed from men raised in Ireland under the Army of Reserve Act27
1804Augmented by men raised under the Additional Force Act28
——Embarked for Scotland
1807Embarked for Guernsey and Alderney
1810Six companies embarked for Gibraltar, and proceeded from thence to Cadiz
——Four companies embarked from Guernsey for England
1811The six companies formed part of the army employed on an expedition under the command of Lieut.-General Thomas Graham
——Engaged in the Battle of Barrosa29
——Medals conferred on the general officers, and the commanding officers of corps and detachments, and on the chiefs of military departments, who were present at the Victory of Barrosa35
1811[xxx] Received the Royal Authority to bear the word Barrosa on the colours and appointments36
——Returned to Cadiz37
——Two companies embarked from Portsmouth, and joined the six companies at Cadiz
1812Embarked for Carthagena, and proceeded to Alicant
1813Proceeded with the army under Lieut.-General Sir John Murray against Tarragona37
——Capture of Fort San Philippe, in the Col de Balaguer38
——Siege of Tarragona raised39
——Lieut.-General Lord William Bentinck assumed the command of the army in the East of Spain, in succession to Lieut.-General Sir John Murray
——Re-embarked for Alicant
——Investment and capture of Tarragona
——Lieut.-General Lord William Bentinck's services required in Sicily; and Lieut.-General Wm. Clinton succeeded to the command of the army40
——Marched into quarters at Valls, and thence to Vendrills
1814The French troops under Marshal Suchet withdrew from Catalonia
——The battalion marched to Barcelona, and formed part of the force for the investment of that place
——Hostilities ceased
——Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated the throne of France
——Louis XVIII. entered Paris, and ascended the throne41
——Order expressing the approbation of Field-Marshal the Marquis of Wellington, of the conduct of the division of the army employed in the East of Spain
1814[xxxi] The battalion proceeded from Barcelona to Tarragona, and embarked for Gibraltar41
1815Return of Napoleon Bonaparte from the Island of Elba to France
——War recommenced
——Victory at Waterloo
——Surrender of Napoleon Bonaparte, and his conveyance to St. Helena
——The regiment received the Royal Authority to bear the word Peninsula on the colours and appointments42
1817The battalion embarked from Gibraltar for England
——Arrived at Chatham, and marched to Canterbury, where it was disbanded on the 25th of May, 1817
Conclusion43

[xxxii]

SUCCESSION OF COLONELS

OF

THE SIXTY-SEVENTH,

OR

THE SOUTH HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT.


YearPage
1758James Wolfe45
1759Lord Frederick Cavendish48
1760Sir Henry Erskine, Bart.
1761Hamilton Lambert49
1774Edward Maxwell Brown
1803Francis D'Oyly50
1803Peter Craig51
1811Sir William Keppel, G.C.B.
1828Sir John Macdonald, G.C.B.52
1844John Clitherow

PLATES.

Costume of the regiment

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