XLVIth 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 46th was first raised in 1741, under John Price, and was
known as Price's Regiment of Foot. The regiment first saw action
at the Battle of Prestonpans during The Jacobite Rebellion of 1745.
Price's Regiment was ranked as the 57th Foot in 1747, finally
becoming the 46th Regiment of Foot in July of 1751.
The 46th Foot arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1757, where it
remained until ordered to join the body of troops under Major-General
James Abercromby, selected to attack the fort of Ticonderoga in 1758.
The regiment took part in the expedition against Fort Niagara in
1759, and the expedition against Montreal in 1760.
After Montreal, the 46th was sent to the West Indies,
taking part in the capture of Martinique in 1761
and the Spanish citadel of Havana in 1762.
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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