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1767, Rare, French And Indian Wars, 46th Regiment Of Foot, Discharge Signed For Sale
This is a wonderful, original document dated 1767, where Lt. George Rogers has signed a discharge for Sergeant George Holland of His Majesties 46th Regiment of Foot, served during the late war, entitled to a land grant according to the Act of 1763......signed at bottom by George Rogers and Francis Child. Back is signed by George Holland as having signed over the land grant rights. Document id 4x6, folds, minor paper faults, else in overall good condition.
The regiment was raised at Newcastle in 1741 as the 57th Regiment of Foot, ranked as the 46th Regiment of Foot in 1751, and took a county title as the 46th (South Devonshire) Regiment of Foot in 1782.
In 1749 the Regiment was stationed in Ireland, where they remained for eight years. Whilst they were in Ireland, the Seven Years' War broke out, and the 46th were relocated to Nova Scotia. During their time in Canada, the 46th were involved in several battles, including:
Assault on Fort Ticonderoga, July 8, 1758;
Assault and Capture of Fort Niagara, July 25, 1759;
Assault and Capture of Fort Lévis, August 25, 1760;
Capture of Montreal,September 8, 1760;
In 1762 they fought in the Caribbean, taking part in the following actions:
The Capture of Martinique, 1762;
Assault and Capture of the Heights of Morne Tartenson, January 24, 1762;
Assault and Capture of the Heights of Morne Garnier, January 27, 1762;
Capture of Fort Royal, February 4, 1762;
Capture of Havanna, Cuba, 1762;
Storm of the Moro Fort, July 30, 1762;
Siege and Fall of Havanna, August 13, 1762.
In the American War of Independence the 46th Regiment of Foot fought at Capture of Long Island, August 28, 1776; Capture of New York, 1776; Capture and Reduction of Fort Washington, 1776; Battle of Brandywine Creek, September 11, 1777; Action of Paoli's Tavern, September 20, 1777; Capture of Philadelphia, 1777; Battle of Germantown, October 4, 1777; Action of Monmouth Court-House, June 28, 1778; Assault and Capture of Bedford, September 5, 1778 Assault and Capture of Martha's Vineyard, September, 1778; Invasion and Capture of St. Lucia, December 30, 1778; Defence of La Vigie, December 18, 1778; and the Capture of St. Eustatius, 1781.
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1767, Rare, French And Indian Wars, 46th Regiment Of Foot, Discharge Signed: $160