|80th Regiment of Foot (Royal Edinburgh Volunteers)|
|Active||1 May 1778–1783|
|Country||Kingdom of Great Britain (1707–1800)|
It was formed in Edinburgh, Scotland by letter of service in 1778 for service in North America and sailed to New York commanded by lieutenant-colonel Thomas Dundas in 1779. The regiment then moved to Virginia, where they were captured at the Battle of Yorktown. The regiment returned to Scotland to be disbanded in 1783.
Colonels[edit | edit source]
Colonels of the regiment were:
- 1777-1782: Lt. Col Thomas Dundas of Fingask
- 1777–1783: Lt-Gen. Sir William Erskine of Torrie, Bt.
- 1783–1784: Gen. John Leland
References[edit | edit source]
- "80th Regiment of Foot (Royal Edinburgh Voluntiers)". regiments.org. https://web.archive.org/web/20071128010543/http://www.regiments.org/regiments/uk/inf/080-778.htm. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
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