Drummer's Lace

LXIId Regiment of Foot
Originally raised as the 2d Battalion of the 4th Regiment of Foot in 1756.
The regiment was renumbered in 1758.

1st & 2nd Colours - 62nd Regiment (2d Battn 4th Foot)

In the center of their colours, the King's cypher on a red ground within the
garter, and crown over it. In the three corners of their second colour, the
lion of England, being their ancient badge. The distinction of the colours
of the second battalion, is a flaming ray of gold descending from the
upper corner of each colour towards the center.

The 62nd Foot was originally raised as the 2nd Battalion of
the 4th Regiment of Foot on September 20, 1756. In January
of 1758, four companies of the 2nd Battalion 4th Foot were
assigned duties as marines on board the fleet, and sailed with
Admiral Edward Boscawen for Halifax and Louisburg.
Orders were issued on April 21, 1758, re-designating the
2nd Battalion 4th Foot as the 62nd Regiment of Foot.

Acting as marines, the four companies of the 62nd took part
in various actions during the siege of Louisburg in June of 1758.
After Louisburg, the 62nd companies were landed on the
Isle de Orleans in the St. Lawrence River. The 62nd participated
in the 'diversion' on the Beauport shore on the evening of
September 12, 1759. The next morning, the 62nd participated in
various land operations during the fight on the Plains of Abraham,
above the city of Quebec. The 62nd companies being greatly
reduced, sailed home with the fleet, before the winter of 1759.

Albeit speculation, it is logical to assume that the 62nd did not
change its Colours, drums, nor change to 'buff-coloured'
facings until returning to Europe.

In 1763, the 62nd Regiment of Foot was sent to Dominica in the
West Indies where it remained until returning to Cork, Ireland in 1769.

62nd Regiment

The drums, and bells of arms, to have the King's cypher painted on them,
in the same manner, and the rank of the regiment underneath.

Evidence suggests that the drum would have had depictions of the
lion of England to the upper right, lower right, and lower left of the King's
cypher within the garter, and "Regt IV" in gold leaf to the upper left.

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