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The Fourth Foot or King's Own Regiment embarked for America on April 17, 1774, landing at Boston, Mass. They were engaged at the battle of Lexington, Mass., April 19, 1775, and at Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775. In March, 1776, the regiment was transported to Halifax, sailing from there in June and landed at Staten Island, New York, on July 3, 1776. They took part in the battle of Long Island and in the Campaign in and around New York in 1776 and various other engagements in 1777 and 1778, when they were sent to the West Indies.

The illustration facing corresponds with the uniform as prescribed by the Royal Warrant of 1768.

Musicians of the
British Fourth Regiment of Foot, 1778

Musicians British Fourth Regiment of Foot

[SOURCE: Uniforms of the Armies in the War of the American Revolution, 1775-1783. Lt. Charles M. Lefferts. Limited Edition of 500. New York York Historical Society. New York, NY. 1926.]

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