80th Regiment of Foot (Royal Edinburgh Volunteers)

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80th Regiment of Foot (Royal Edinburgh Volunteers)
Active 1 May 1778–1783
Country  Kingdom of Great Britain (1707–1800)
Branch  British Army
Type Infantry
Engagements Yorktown

The 80th Regiment of Foot (Royal Edinburgh Volunteers) was a regiment in the British Army from 1778 to 1783. [1]

It was formed in Edinburgh, Scotland by letter of service in 1778 for service in North America and sailed to New York commanded by lieutenant-colonel Thomas Dundas in 1779. The regiment then moved to Virginia, where they were captured at the Battle of Yorktown.

The regiment returned to Scotland to be disbanded in 1783.

Colonels

Colonels of the regiment were:

References

  1. ^ "80th Regiment of Foot (Royal Edinburgh Voluntiers)". regiments.org. Retrieved 31 July 2017. 
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