1775

American war of independance continues - and more troops are needed.

Nobles or members of the landed gentry who offered to raise regiments would enlist far from their estates, as well as locally.
When the Seventy-first, of Fraser's Highlanders, was raised in 1775-6, men were sought well beyond the Highlands.
Charles Campbell of Ardchattan, who became a lieutenant in the Seventy-first, used his father's Edinburgh connections to raise soldiers in the city; while Patrick Campbell of Barcaldine, soon to become captain, even paid an agent to find men in Newcastle.1


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