Wednesday, 29 August 2007

2nd French SYW Infantry - Regiment Berry


The 2nd and 3rd battalions of this regiment arrived in Quebec in late July 1757, although they were originally destined for India. They served at Ticonderoga in 1758 and at Ste. Foix, the siege of Quebec and the battle of Isle-aux-Noix in 1760, before surrendering at Montreal with many of the other French battalions on the 8th September 1760. The 1st battalion stayed in Europe. After the return of the remnants of the 2nd and 3rd battalions to Europe the regiment was reformed into 2 battalions in April 1761. Distinguishing features of this regiment's uniform are the 5 buttons on the cuff, the parallel vertical pockets with 3 buttons each and the collar.

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