4 edition of British Army, 1783-1802 found in the catalog.
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in the pound on the full pay to the regimental agent. 44 Fortescue, The British Army, 1783-1802, p.
5 The regiments of the line were simply 1783-1802 ordinary regiments of the army. 46:11, Townshend to Haldimand, 18 Oct. 67 The purchase system had a noteworthy effect upon the character of the officers in the lower and higher grades of the army. Nor was it applied either lightly or sparingly. 58 History of the British Army, III, 514. 75 that privates were obliged to obtain written permission of the officers of the company in order to marry, "as but few young women could be taken on board when the regiment embarked for foreign service.
62 The purchasing of commissions was not allowed in the artillery. "The rise in the Guards," so a contemporary letter runs, "is 1783-1802 rapid from the suppressions of the ranks of Lieutenant and Major that officers British Army the Line have always the mortification to find after long and painful service, a body of men who supersede them in the profession, and claim most of the elevated posts in the army.
The whole matter is set forth in detail in the appendix to this chapter.
Referring to Major Bolton of the 9th Foot, he states: "On the occasion of punishing a man for desertion.
Thomas Owen and Henry Johnston, Private Soldiers in His Majesty's 59th Regiment of Foot, tried by the General Court Martial.
It was he who pointed out the fact that Sugar Hill overlooked the American works at Ticonderoga and urged its occupation, thus forcing the rebels to evacuate a strong position.