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British Regiments of Foot  in North America in 1757

1st (2nd Battalion), 17th, 22nd, 27th, 28th, 35th, 40th, 42nd, 43rd, 44th, 45th, 46th, 47th, 48th, 55th, 60th
plus 1st Highland Battalion (Montgomery)  and 2nd Highland Battalion (Fraser). All were based at Halifax, Fort Edward or Charleston in the summer of 1757.

The Trent Affair
 When two Confederate representatives were forcibly removed by Union authorities from the British steamer Trent in 1861, Lincoln released them in response to British pressure. The Trent Affair, The Illustrated London News, London, Saturday, December 21, 1861.

There were close to 18,000 British regulars in Canada during the crisis (6,283 arrived in the first ten weeks of 1862 in New Brunswick and were transported by sleigh to their stations). Here are some of the infantry battalion dispositions in 1863: 2/16 Halifax 2/17 Halifax 1RB Hamilton 62 London and Quebec 63 London 1/16 Montreal 30 Montreal 47 Montreal 1/15 New Brunswick 1/17 Quebec In addition, 1 Grenadier Guards and 2 Scots Fusilier Guards were somewhere in Canada.

December 08, 2003