The Scots Guards

ScotsGuards28 March 1642 saw the formation of the Scots Guards regiment, when King Charles I commissioned the Marquess of Argyll, Chief of Clan Campbell, to raise a regiment of 1,500 men in Scotland for service in Ireland. The regiment was to become the King’s so-called ‘Lyfe Guard of Foot’, which¬† eventually became the Scots Guards in 1877 under Queen Victoria. Initially the regiment was involved in a number of internal disputes in the British Isles, and then also in Europe.

When the American Revolutionary War broke out between Britain and the Thirteen Colonies, Scots Guards made their first venture into the New World as part of a composite battalion of Foot Guards.This took part in a number of battles, including, for instance, the Battle of Germantown (Pennsylvania) in early October …