XLIVth 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.
The 44th was first raised in 1741, under James Long, and was
known as Long's Regiment of Foot. The regiment saw action at
Prestonpans during the '45 rebellion, and Flanders in 1747.
The regiment was designated the 44th Regiment of Foot in 1751.
The 44th Foot arrived in North America in 1755 as part of the
disastrous Braddock Expedition, losing well over half its number
at the battle on the Monongahela. The 44th Foot saw action at
Ticonderoga in 1758, the fort at Niagara in 1759, and during the
expedition against Montreal in 1760. The regiment remained
in Canada until leaving for Ireland in 1765.
Courtesy of Terry Crabb of the re-created 44h Reg t of Foot.
"Halkett's Company of the 44th is a new unit, comprised of a hard core
group of veteran re-enactors from around the country. Our goal is to portray
a company of private soldiers with the upmost respect toward authenticity in
every aspect. Halkett's company is being raised for the 250th anniversary of
Braddock's campaign in 2005, but we do not limit ourselves only to that period
of the war, our impression will adapt for mid and late war events as well."
Courtesy of Ryan R. Gale of the re-created 44h 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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