56th (West Essex) Regiment of Foot

56th (West Essex) 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 56th (West Essex) Regiment of Foot was an infantry regiment in the British Army, active from 1755 to 1881. It was originally raised in Northumbria as the 58th Regiment, and renumbered the 56th the following year when two senior regiments were disbanded. It saw service in Cuba at the capture of Havana in the Seven Years' War, and was later part of the garrison during the Great Siege of Gibraltar in the American Revolutionary War. During the French Revolutionary Wars it fought in the Caribbean and then in Holland. On the outbreak of the Napoleonic Wars the 56th raised a second battalion in 1804 as part of the anti-invasion preparations; both saw service in India and in the Indian Ocean, with the first capturing R union and Mauritius. A third battalion was formed in the later years of the war, but was disbanded after a brief period of service in the Netherlands.show more

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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 322g
  • Cel Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 613576182X
  • 9786135761825