LXIVth 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 of
those [regiments] which are faced with black, is to be St. George's cross
throughout; Union in the upper canton; the three other cantons, black.
"The 64th Regiment of Foot began as the 2nd Battalion of the 11th Foot,
becoming a regiment in its own right on April 21, 1758. The 64th arrived in
Boston in the latter part of 1768, and in February 1775, at Salem, drew the
first blood of the Revolution - two months before Lexington and Concord.
The regiment served throughout the war: Boston, Halifax, New York,
Philadelphia, Rhode Island, Stony Point, Charleston, and Eutaw Springs.
They participated in one of the last actions of the war, at Combahee Springs in
August 1782, leaving Charleston for Jamaica four months later."
Courtesy of Terry Crabb of the re-created 64h 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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