28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot

28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The 28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot was a British infantry regiment from 1782 to 1881. For their conduct at the Battle of Alexandria in 1801 the 28th were given the unique honour of wearing a badge on both the front and rear of their head dress.They served throughout the Peninsula War including the battles of Talavera, Albuhera and Vittoria. They were one of the few Peninsula veteran regiments which was available for the Hundred Days campaign and fought in the battles of Quatre Bras and Waterloo as part of the 8th Brigade commanded by James Kempt. Because of their actions in this campaign, they earned distinguished mention in the dispatches of the Duke of Wellington. During the hundred days the 28th continued to wear the old style stovepipe shako, distinguishing them from most British regiments that had adopted the new Belgic shako.show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 145g
  • Dicho
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135763458
  • 9786135763454