Corporal 93th Highlander, Argyll & Sutherland

Corporal 93th Highlander, Argyll & Sutherland

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SKU: FRV-043

Corporal 93th Highlander, Argyll & Sutherland – 75mm metal kit – FRV-043

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The 93rd (Sutherland Highlanders) Regiment of Foot was a Line Infantry Regiment of the British Army, raised in 1799. Under the Childers Reforms, it amalgamated with the 91st (Argyllshire Highlanders) Regiment of Foot to form the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.

The regiment was raised from the Sutherland Fencibles by Major-General William Wemyss on behalf of the Countess of Sutherland as the 93rd (Highland) Regiment of Foot on 16 April 1799. The first muster of the regiment took place at Skail in Strathnaver in August 1800. One of the soldiers who attended the muster was Sergeant Samuel Macdonald, a soldier who stood six feet ten inches tall and had a chest measuring 48 inches. The Countess of Sutherland, on seeing Sergeant Macdonald, donated a special allowance of 2 shillings 6 pence a day, and stated that anyone as large as Macdonald “must require more sustenance than his military pay can afford.” According to historian James Hunter, at a time when the Duke of Wellington who was the British military’s most eminent commander could describe his soldiers as “the very scum of the earth” who were eked out of precarious livelihoods on the outermost margins of urban society, the Highlanders of the 93rd Regiment of Foot, were, by contrast, described as “the children of respectable farmers”; “connected by strong ties of neighborhood and even of relationship”; “a sort of family corps”. Hunter also noted that in an era when military order was customarily maintained by regular floggings, one Sutherland Highlander company went nineteen years without having a single man punished. Thus it transpired that the 93rd were a “highly valued, picture of military discipline and moral rectitude”

Peso 0.200 kg
Dimensioni 8 × 11 × 3 cm

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