Xth Regiment of Foot
In the center of each colour is to be painted, or embroidered, in gold
Roman characters, the number of the rank of the regiment, within the
wreath of roses and thistles on the same stalk. The second Colour to be
the colour of the facing of the regiment, with the Union in the upper
canton; except those regiments which are faced with red, white, or black.
"Raised in 1685 by King James II, the 10th was originally named the
Earl of Bath's Regiment of Foot. The regiment arrived in North America in
August 1767, where they garrisoned the Great Lakes forts until 8 October 1774
when they embarked for Boston. The Grenadier Company and the Light Infantry
Company took part in the skirmishes at Lexington Green and Concord's North Bridge
on 19 April 1775. During the War of American Independence the 10th Foot took part
in the battles of Bunker's Hill and Long Island, plus the Invasion of Manhatten Island
and the battles of Germantown and Monmouth. Their last major action of the war was
in Rhode Island at the defense of Newport and Quaker Hill in August 1778."
Courtesy of Richard Amsterdam of the re-created 10th Reg t of Foot.
The front [of the drums] to be painted with the colour of the facing
of the regiment, with the King's cypher and crown, and the
number of the regiment under it.
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