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  • 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 companies.
  • 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 against Manilla
  • 1799 - Tippoo Sahib (included 200 veterans of the 71st, left behind when that regiment left India), siege of Seringapatam
  • 1800 - Polygar War, Bombay, Ceylon
  • 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 - left India
  • Feb. 1806 - Home - Scotland
  • 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, Nova Scotia
  • 1830-1834 Ireland
        1830 Queenstown (Cork)
       1831 Limerick
        1831 Templemore
        1832 Kilkenny
        1833 Dublin
        1834 Newry
        1834 Belfast
  • 1834-1840 West Indies, Antigua, Barbadoes, Domini



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