- 1758-63 - A 74th
Foot was raised in 1756 at Newcastle-on-Tyne, as a
second battalion of the 36th Foot. It was formed into
a separate regiment, as the 74th Foot, in 1758. A
wing served at the capture of Goree in 1758, and the
regiment was afterwards employed against the predatory
Maroons in the island of Jamaica, where it died out.
- 1764-65 - The 74th
(Invalids). When the preceding corps disappeared from
the rolls in 1763, its place was taken by the 117th
(Invalids), one of the veteran or invalid regiments
raised during the latter part of the Seven Years'
War. As the 74th (Invalids) it had a brief existence,
and was afterwards broken up into independent garrison
- 1777-83 - The 74th
(Highland) Regiment of Foot, or "Argyle Highlanders"
was raised by Colonel John Campbell, of Barbrick,
a veteran of the old 78th, or Fraser Highlanders,
of 1756-63. It served in Nova Scotia during the American
War, and was distinguished by its defence of Penobscot
against an American Squadron under Commodore Saltanstat.
The flank companies were employed in Carolina. The
regiment was disbanded at Stirling in 1783.
- 1787 - raised by
Major-General Sir Archibald Campbell at the cost of
the East India Company.
- 1788 - India - war
against Tippoo, capture of Pondicherry, expedition
- 1799 - Tippoo Sahib
(included 200 veterans of the 71st, left behind when
that regiment left India), siege of Seringapatam
- 1800 - Polygar War,
- 1803 - 1804 - Ahmednugger,
Argaum, Assaye, Deccan, Holkar's, Chandore and Jaulnah
- at Assaye, every officer present, save one, was
killed or wounded, and the battalion was reduced to
a mere wreck. Awarded a Third Colour in recognition
of their conduct at the Battle of Assaye.
- Sept. 1805 -
- Feb. 1806 - Home
- 1809 - Walcheren
- 1810 - Peninsula
- Busaco, Sabugal, Fuentes d'Onor, siege and capture
of Ciudad Rodrigo, second and third sieges of Badajos,
Salamanca, Bittoria, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Orthez, Tarbes
and Toulouse - then home
1810-14 - 71st and 74th in the Peninsula War. Fought
at Busaco, Fuentes D'Onor, Almaraz, Badajoz, Ciudad
Rodrigo, Salamanca, Vittoria, Arinez, Pyrenees,
Nive, Nivelle, Orthes, Toulouse.
- 1815 - Belgium
- 1818 - 1830
- Canada, Newfoundland, Bermuda then home
- 1824-1828 Halifax,
- 1830-1834 Ireland
- 1834-1840 West Indies,
Antigua, Barbadoes, Domini