Drummer's Lace

The LXth, or ROYAL AMERICANS

Originally raised as the 62nd Reg t of Foot in 1755,
with volunteers from Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland.
The regiment was renumbered in 1757.


1st & 2nd Colours - 1st Battln 60th Regiment
1st Battalion

1st & 2nd Colours - 2nd Battln 60th Regiment
2nd Battalion

1st & 2nd Colours - 3rd Battln 60th Regiment
3rd Battalion

1st & 2nd Colours - 4th Battln 60th Regiment
4th Battalion

In the center of their colours, the King's cypher within the garter, and
crown over it. In the three corners of the second colour, the King's cypher
and crown. The colours of the second battalion to be distinguished by a
flaming ray of gold, descending from the upper corner of each colour,
towards the center.

After General Braddock's defeat in 1755, the Crown authorized the
raising of a regiment of four battalions, for service in North America.
Recruited in Germany, and among the Swiss and German settlers of
Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland, this regiment was designated
the 62nd Regiment of Foot. In 1757, the regiment was redesignated
the 60th Regiment of Foot, or Royal American Regiment.

The 1st and 4th battalions of the 60th Foot saw action during
the disastrous assault on Ticonderoga Heights on July 8, 1758.
The 2nd and 3rd Battalions of the 60th took part in the siege and
capture of Louisburg in 1758. They were also part of General Wolfe's
Army fighting on the Plains of Abraham, above the city of Quebec,
on September 13, 1759, and during the defense of Quebec in 1760.
The 1st Battalion participated in the capture of Fort Duquesne
and saw action throughout the Carolinas. In 1760, detachments of
all four Battalions were present for the French surrender of Montreal.

After Montreal, the 60th was sent to the West Indies, taking part in
the capture of Martinique, and the Spanish citadel of Havana.

Returning to America in 1763, the regiment played a major role
during Pontiacís Rebellion. The 60th Regiment of Foot, reduced to
only two Battalions, left America in 1775 for the West Indies.



60th Regiment

On the drums, and bells of arms, the King's cypher painted in the same
manner, and the rank of the regiment underneath.




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