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    Tartan id please

    My eltzeimer just kicked in, any help will be greatly appreciated. Click image for larger version. 

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    South African military veteran. Great grandson of Captain William Henry Stevenson of the Highland Light Infantry, Scotland (1880's) and brother to Infantryman Peter Mark Schumann of the 2nd Transvaal Scottish, South Africa (1980's).

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    Looks like dress MacKenzie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arnot View Post
    Looks like dress MacKenzie.

    Agreed, MacKenzie, Dress it is.

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    Thanks lads, mind temporary blanked for a while.
    South African military veteran. Great grandson of Captain William Henry Stevenson of the Highland Light Infantry, Scotland (1880's) and brother to Infantryman Peter Mark Schumann of the 2nd Transvaal Scottish, South Africa (1980's).

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    So, I read that "Seaforth MacKenzie" was designed for the 72nd Foot (Seaforth's Highlanders) in 1778.

    When did they begin adding white areas to create "dress" MacKenzie? And why?

    BTW Barnes lists three regiments as wearing MacKenzie in 1800:

    71st Foot (MacLeod's Highlanders, raised 1777)

    72nd Foot (Seaforth's Highlanders, raised 1778)

    78th Foot (Ross-shire Buffs, raised 1793)

    Why would MacLeod's Highlanders wear MacKenzie?
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    Proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; son of the Revolution and Civil War; first Europeans on the Guyandotte

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    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    So, I read that "Seaforth MacKenzie" was designed for the 72nd Foot (Seaforth's Highlanders) in 1778.

    When did they begin adding white areas to create "dress" MacKenzie? And why?

    BTW Barnes lists three regiments as wearing MacKenzie in 1800:

    71st Foot (MacLeod's Highlanders, raised 1777)

    72nd Foot (Seaforth's Highlanders, raised 1778)

    78th Foot (Ross-shire Buffs, raised 1793)

    Why would MacLeod's Highlanders wear MacKenzie?
    Not quite. It was designed for the 78th (Ross-shire) Regt raised in 1778 but renumbered as the 72nd in 1786.

    The confusion with the MacLeods is due to the courtesy title, Lord MacLeod, borne by the eldest son of the Earl of Cromarty. In 1777 Lord MacLeod raised the 73rd ([I]not 71st/I]) Regiment (MacLeod‟s Highlanders).

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    Quote Originally Posted by figheadair View Post
    Not quite. It was designed for the 78th (Ross-shire) Regt raised in 1778 but renumbered as the 72nd in 1786.

    The confusion with the MacLeods is due to the courtesy title, Lord MacLeod, borne by the eldest son of the Earl of Cromarty. In 1777 Lord MacLeod raised the 73rd ([I]not 71st/I]) Regiment (MacLeod‟s Highlanders).
    According to Barnes (whom I trust, rightly or wrongly) it's another one of those re-numbering things:

    1777: The 73rd Regiment raised (known as McLeod's Highlanders)

    1786: re-numbered The 71st Regiment

    1808: re-titled The 71st, or Glasgow Highland Regiment

    1809: re-titled The 71st (Highland Light Infantry) Regiment

    1810: re-titled The 71st Highland Regiment (Light Infantry)


    Wowza.
    Proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; son of the Revolution and Civil War; first Europeans on the Guyandotte

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    Fascinating stuff. you guys make my day you really do. I shall ponder as to what future threads I might start so I can get my daily history lesson. Being an accredited lecturer I need input from time to time too. Thanks lads.
    South African military veteran. Great grandson of Captain William Henry Stevenson of the Highland Light Infantry, Scotland (1880's) and brother to Infantryman Peter Mark Schumann of the 2nd Transvaal Scottish, South Africa (1980's).

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    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    According to Barnes (whom I trust, rightly or wrongly) it's another one of those re-numbering things:

    1777: The 73rd Regiment raised (known as McLeod's Highlanders)

    1786: re-numbered The 71st Regiment

    1808: re-titled The 71st, or Glasgow Highland Regiment

    1809: re-titled The 71st (Highland Light Infantry) Regiment

    1810: re-titled The 71st Highland Regiment (Light Infantry)


    Wowza.
    Indeed, like 43rd to 42nd, and three different 78th Highland Regts.

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