Angus Regiment of Fencibles
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20th October 1794 - Order to Lord Archibald Douglas to raise a regiment of fencible men. Framed document. Lord Archibald Douglas was commanding officer to Colonel Charles Hunter, 8th Laird of Burnside, who helped to set up the Angus Regiment of Fencibles in 1794.
Charles Hunter, 8th Laird of Burnside, was instrumental in setting
up the Angus Regiment of Fencibles. His son, David, 9th Laird of
Burnside went on to fight with the Militia in Ireland and became a
General. 'Had a good many Highlanders from the Highland borders.'
The Angusshire Fencibles disbanded in Perth 19th july 1802.
In 1795, Archibald James Edward Douglas [formerly Stewart], first Baron Douglas (1748–1827) raised the Angusshire Regiment of Fencible Infantry, who served in Ireland and Dumfries, as well as being involved with founding the Angus Volunteers Company of Fencible Men earlier in the same year. It was the latter Company that where on duty at the funeral of Robert Burns in 1796 (although some references have inaccurately attributed this to the former group).
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