78th (Highland) Regiment of Foot (or The Ross-shire Buffs) [UK]
Authors and Contributors this page: T.F. Mills
Page created 1 August 2000. Corrected and updated 19.09.2003
 
 
78th (Highlanders)
Regiment of Foot
(or The Ross-shire Buffs)
 
United Kingdom 
  Titles & Lineage
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  Battle Honours
  Colours, Standards & Guidons
  Uniforms & Badges
  Colonels-in-Chief
  Colonels

  Biography & Gallantry Awards
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  Alliances
  Associations, Forums, Re-Enactors
  Museums, Monuments, Memorials
  Bibliography

How to find information about individuals who served in this corps
 
1793.03.08 78th (Highlanders) Regiment of Foot (or The Ross-shire Buffs)
1881.07.01 united with 72nd, or The Duke of Albany's Own Highlanders, Regiment of Foot, to become 2nd Bn, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs)
The 78th Highlanders or Ross-shire Buffs (Electric Scotland)
78th Highlanders in India, 1803-1857, by Cathy Day.
78th Highlanders, 1793-1881 (Halifax Citadel Regimental Association)
     
  Regulars:
    [1st Battalion] [1793-1881]
  2nd Battalion [1794-1797; 1804-1816]
   
Depot and Reserves:
  ? Depot Battalion [1856-1871]
  55th Brigade Depot at Inverness [1873-1881]
   
   
Assaye1, Maida, Java, Persia, Koosh-Ab, Lucknow, Afghanistan 1879-80

1. the Elephant badge superscribed "Assaye".

The Assaye Colour, by David A.M. Terron
   
Badges:
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1793.03.08 Lt-Gen. Francis Humbertson Mackenzie, Lord Seaforth
1796.05.03 Lt-Gen. Alexander Mackenzie-Fraser
1809.09.15 Gen. Sir James Craig, KB
1812.01.13 Lt-Gen. Sir Samuel Auchmuty, GCB
1822.08.25 Lt-Gen. Sir Edward Barnes, GCB
1834.10.10 Lt-Gen. Sir Lionel Smith, Bt, GCB, GCH
1837.02.09

Gen. Paul Anderson, CB, KC

1851.12.29 Lt-Gen. Sir Neil Douglas, KCB, KCH
1853.09.30 Lt-Gen. Sir William Chalmers, CB, KCH
1860.06.03 Gen. Roderick Macneil
1863.10.23 F.M. Sir Patrick Grant, GCB, GCMG
Victoria Crosses, by Mike Chapman (VC Reference).
VCs in the Highlanders Regimental Museum, by Iain Stewart.
 
 
Motto: Cuidich 'n Righ
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Musicians:
  • Band History, by Gordon Turner and Alwyn W. Turner (Droit Music Ltd)
  • Bandmasters, by Gordon Turner and Alwyn W. Turner (Droit Music Ltd)
Miscellaneous Tradition Links:
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The Halifax Citadel Regimental Association [78th Highlanders ca. 1869; Nova Scotia]
Regimental Museum of the Queen's Own Highlanders, Fort George (Army Museums Ogilby Trust)
Regimental Museum of the Queen's Own Highlanders, Fort George (Simonides listing)
 [regimental journal]
MacVeigh, James. The historical record of The 78th Highlanders, or Ross-shire Buffs (now 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders), from 1793 to 1887, from official and authentic sources. Dumfries : J. Maxwell & Son, 1887.
Davidson, H. History and services of the 78th Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs), compiled from the manuscripts of the late Major Colin Mackenzie and other sources. Edinburgh : W & A K Johnston, 1901.