92nd Regiment of Foot - Gordon Highlanders

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AlsidairMacDonald

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The Marquis of Huntly, whilst a captain in the 3rd Foot Guards, having offered to raise a regiment for general service, letters were granted to him for this purpose on the 10th of February 1794. In his zeal for the service the marquis was backed by his father and mother, the Duke and Duchess of Gordon, both of whom, along with the marquis himself, took an active share in the recruiting. It is quite a true story that the beautiful Duchess of Gordon recruited in person on horseback at markets, wearing a regimental jacket and bonnet, and offering for recruits the irresistible bounty of a kiss and a guinea. The result was, that, within the short space of four months, the requisite number of men was raised, and on the 24th of June the corps was inspected at Aberdeen by Major-General Sir Hector Munro, and embodied under the denomination of the "Gordon Highlanders."

It is apt to be supposed that because the Gordon estates now lie only in Aberdeen and Banff, and because the regiment was first collected at Aberdeen, that it belongs particularly to that district; but this is quite a mistake. The 92nd Regiment of Foot was raised principally in the highland districts of the Gordon estates, and from the estates of the officers or their relations; but it should be remembered that these estates then extended, or the Duke had seignorities over the lands, as far west as Ballachulish and Lochiel, taking in Strathspey, and Lochaber, and it was from these highland districts, of which Fort William is the centre, that it was mostly raised and for a long time after recruited. It also drew very many of its men from Argyll and the Western Isles. It has always been particular in its recruiting; even after giving nearly all its men as volunteers to regiments going to the Crimea, and stress being laid upon it to fill up quickly, the commanding officers determined to enlist, as usual, only Scotchmen, and hence the great popularity of the corps in Scotland. Although the men (with the exception of volunteers from other regiments), are still all Scotch, they are not so entirely from the Highlands as formerly; yet the regiment is quite an example in spirit and feeling of the old Highland clan, and M’Donald is still the most common name in its ranks. Several Gaelic poets or "bards" have worn its tartan, the most distinguished being Corporal Alexander M’Kinnon, a native of Arasaig, in Inverness-shire, whose descriptions of the battles of Bergen-op-Zoom and the war in Egypt are among the most spirited modern Gaelic poems. The officers have all along been mostly taken from among good Scottish families; and so highly were its non-commissioned officers thought of in the army, that it was, and is, no uncommon thing for them to be promoted as sergeant-majors and as adjutants into other corps, and to be selected as adjutants of militia and volunteers.

The regiment embarked at Fort-George on the 9th of July 1794, and joined the camp on Netley Common in August, when it was put on the list of numbered corps as the 100th regiment. The first five years of its service were spent at Gibraltar, Corsica, Elba, and Ireland, in which latter place it had most arduous and trying duties to perform; these, however, it performed with the best results to the country.

The Gordon Highlanders left Ireland in June 1799 for England, to join an armament then preparing for the coast of Holland. The number of the regiment was changed about this time to the 92nd, the former regiment of that number, and others, having been reduced.

The first division of the army, of which the 92nd formed part, landed on the Dutch coast, near the Helder, on the morning of the 27th of August, without opposition; but the troops had scarcely formed on a ridge of sand hills, at a little distance from the beach, when they were attacked by the enemy, who were however driven back, after a sharp contest of some hours’ duration. The 92nd, which formed a part of General Moore’s brigade, was not engaged in this affair; but in the battle which took place between Bergen and Egmont on the 2nd of October it took a very distinguished share. General Moore was so well pleased with the heroic conduct of the corps on this occasion, that, when he was made a knight of the Bath, and obtained a grant of supporters for his armorial bearings, he took a soldier of the Gordon Highlanders in full uniform as one of them.

In the action alluded to, the 92nd had Captain William Mackintosh, Lts. Alexander Fraser, Gordon M’Hardy, 3 sergeants, and 54 rank and file, killed; and Colonel, the Marquis of Huntly, Captains John Cameron, Alexander Gordon, Peter Grant, John Maclean, Lieutenants George Fraser, Charles Chadd, Norman Macleod, Donald Macdonald, Ensigns Charles Cameron, John Macpherson, James Bent, G. W. Holmes, 6 sergeants, 1 drummer, and 175 rank and file, wounded.




After returning to England, the regiment again embarked on the 27th of May 1800, and sailed for the coast of France; but no landing took place, and the fleet proceeded to Minorca, where the 92nd disembarked on the 20th of July. It formed part of the expedition against Egypt. The Gordon Highlanders particularly distinguished themselves in the battle of the 13th of March 1801. The British army moved forward to the attack in three columns of regiments; the 90th, or Perthshire regiment, led the advance of the first or centre column, and the Gordon Highlanders that of the second or left, the reserve marching on the right, covering the movements of the first line, and running parallel with the other two columns. The enemy were strongly fortified on a rising ground, and well appointed with cavalry and artillery. As soon as the regiments in advance had cleared some palm and date trees they began to deploy into line; but before the whole army had formed the enemy opened a heavy fire of cannon and musketry, and descended from the heights to attack the 92nd, which had by this time formed in line. The fire was quickly returned by the Gordon Highlanders, who not only firmly maintained their ground singly against the attacks of the enemy supported by a powerful artillery, but drove them back with loss. In this action the 92nd had 19 rank and file killed; and Lt-Col. Charles Erskine (who afterwards died of his wounds), Captains the Honourable John Ramsay, Archibald Macdonald, Lts. Norman Macleod, Charles Dowle (both of whom also died of their wounds), Donald Macdonald, Tomlin Campbell, Alexander Clarke (the two last died of their wounds), Ronald Macdonald, Alexander Cameron, Ensign Peter Wilson, 10 sergeants, and 100 rank and file wounded.

The regiment had suffered much from sickness during the voyage from Minorca to Egypt, and with this and its recent loss in battle it was so reduced in numbers that General Abercromby ordered it to the rear on the night of the 20th of March, in order to take post upon the shore at Aboukir. Major Napier, on whom the command of the 92nd had devolved in consequence of the death of Col. Erskine, did not, however, remain long in this position, but hurried back as soon as he heard the firing, and assumed his former place in the line. The regiment lost 3 rank and file killed, and Captain John Cameron, Lt. Stewart Matheson, and 37 rank and file wounded.

Interested in finding out more about the 92nd Regiment of Foot - Gordon Highlanders? We provide full accounts of battles and the full history of the regiment till the end of the Waterloo Campaign to members on our forum.



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Head over to our recruitment section of our forum and create an application, you do not need an account but it will prove more efficient later on. Before creating your application make sure to take a look through the pinned threads on the "Recruitment Office" to make sure the Gordon Highlanders is the right regiment for you. We provide several guides and informations which will help you in your decision and afterwards creating a convincing application. If you have any question or would like to speak to us before you apply you can come onto our Teamspeak 3 server, you can access it from the website by clicking the menu button called "Teamspeak 3" or use the above mentioned Teamspeak IP to connect manually.



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Regimental Trainings
Tuesday 7pm Uk Time

Recruit Trainings
Tuesday 6pm Uk Time
Sunday 6pm Uk Time

Regimental Battles
Thursday 7pm Uk time
Sunday 7pm Uk time



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Current strength of the 92nd Regiment of Foot:- Field officers, 2; captains, 1; lieutenants, 1; ensigns, 1; staff, 0; serjeants, 5; drummers, 2; rank and file; 63.
Total Strength: 75 [+18 Reserves +13 Recruits].

1st 'Battalion' Company - Colonel Cameron's




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Officers
Lieutenant Vacant
Ensign John Aitken
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Non-commissioned Officers
Colour-Serjeant George MacKintosh
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Serjeant Alexander Campbell
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Serjeant Francis MacBain
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Corporal Englishdevil
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Corporal Duncan Hay
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Corporal Ian Wishart
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Enlisted
Private Alisdair Aitken
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Lance Corporal Akame
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Private Alan Bell
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Private Murray Brims
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Private Adam Cameron
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Piper Angus Cameron
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Lance Corporal Patrick Fletcher
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Piper George Fraser
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Private Ian Hay
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Private Juhnimus
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Private James MacAlister
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Private Alistair MacBain
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Lance Corporal David MacDonald
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Private Donald MacDowall
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Private James MacGregor
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Private James MacKay
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Private Andrew MacKenzie
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Private Douglas MacKenzie
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Lance Corporal Kenneth MacKenzie
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Private Matthew MacKinnon
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Private Calan Mackuin
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Private Finlay Mar
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Private Patrick Murphy
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Private Andrew Rutherford
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Private John Sinclair
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Private Andrew Smith
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Private Gregor Swinton
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Private Aidan Stewart
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Private David Symons
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Private XelRa
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2nd 'Grenadier' Company - Captain MacNeil's




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Officers
Captain Neil MacNeil
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Lieutenant Charles Dowle
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Non-commissioned Officers
Serjeant John MacKintosh
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Serjeant Hector Urquhart
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Corporal Adam MacCormack
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Corporal James MacLeod
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Corporal Hugh Grant
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Enlisted
Private Alexander Agnew
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Private William Allen
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Lance Corporal Adam Boyd
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Private James Bruce
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Private Robert Cameron
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Private Walter Clark
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Private Robert Crawford
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Private James Ferguson
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Private Robert Gardner
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Private John Gordon
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Private Glopaxi
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Private Edward James
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Private John Kinmouth
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Lance Corporal Ciaran MacAlister
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Private David MacBain
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Private Alan MacCallum
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Private Alan MacGillivary
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Private Dougal MacGregor
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Private Gordon MacIntyre
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Private Niall MacKenzie
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Private Alexander MacLean
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Private James MacLean
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Private William MacLean
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Private Ian MacPherson
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Lance Corporal Alexander MacRae
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Private Andrew MacTavish
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Private Francis Strathan
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Private Richard Thomson
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Private William Wallace
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Reserve


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Reserve 1st 'Battalion' Company
Private Alexander Black
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Private George Erskine
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Private Garrick Forbes
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Private Andrew Gordon
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Private James Gordon
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Private Andrew MacRae
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Private Colin Patterson
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Private Robert Smith
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Reserve 2nd 'Grenadier' Company
Private Æthelwulf 
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Private Brataccas 
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Private Terrence Clark
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Private Robert Elliot
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Private Peter Irvine
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Private Kenty
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Private Ewan MacAlister
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Private John MacKay
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Private Duncan Murray
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Private John Stewart
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Recruits
Recruit Archibald Buchanan
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Recruit William Dunlop
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Recruit David Evans
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Recruit John MacDuff
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Recruit Neil MacLeod
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Recruit Ewan MacNeil
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Recruit Alexander MacThomas
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Recruit John Miller
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Recruit Samuel Ramsay
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Recruit James MacLean
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Recruit William Semple
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Recruit Walter Thomson
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Recruit Archibald Urquhart
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Last Updated: 16th October 2012
 

N3XuS

Sergeant Knight at Arms
WBNW
Hey Donald, goodluck , you're already a great regiment tho but Gokiller made a post already if you dont know :
http://forums.taleworlds.com/index.php/topic,222735.0.html
 

AlsidairMacDonald

Sergeant Knight
Thanks for your sweet comments gentlemen. Gokiller just reserved it cause sometimes i am away over weekends. So no worries, he is just a great help recently.
 

1er_Gren_Mr_T

Sergeant Knight at Arms
Donald my love, good luck in the DLC, may we all find joy and happiness in it, god bless you Donald and the 92nd! :')
 

AlsidairMacDonald

Sergeant Knight
It will be a wonderful moment when the 92nd and the 1er, two of the few senior regiments in this community, will be able to clash in meele again in the coming DLC. Thanks for the kind words Mr.T
 

hazy

Master Knight
DLC is great! Anyone up to modding it later on so we have 92nd instead of 42nd? :grin:
 
Great attendances!

At some moment we had 58 players =)

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Not to forget our invasion of the Offical Battle server, !
 
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