LXXth 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 70th was formed in June of 1758 by redesignation
of the 2nd Battalion of the 31st Regiment of Foot.
The regiment was also known as the
Glasgow Lowland Regiment.
The 70th Foot arrived in North America in 1778.
In October of that year, Captain Patrick Ferguson
led 300 men from the 70th Regiment of Foot and
the 3rd New Jersey Tory Regiment against a
privateer base at Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey.
After the Little Egg Harbor Expedition of 1778, the
70th was stationed in Nova Scotia. The regiment
remained in Canada until returning home in 1782.
The 70th Regiment of Foot was granted the
county title of the Surrey Regiment in 1782.
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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