A concise, beautifully-illustrated history of one of the British army’s most celebrated Irish regiments from its origins in 1688 after the ‘Glorious Revolution’ to 1876. A proudly Protestant unit, the regiment was first raised to defend the town of Enniskillen against Catholic forces loyal to James II. Taking part in the Battle of the Boyne and the Siege of Derry, the regiment became part of William III’s Anglo-Dutch army fighting the French at the siege of Namur. It fought the Jacobite rebels at the battles of Falkirk and Culloden in 1745-6; and then saw service in the Seven Years War with France in the Americas and the Caribbean. After a 2nd and 3rd battalion was added to its strength, the Regiment saw service in Egypt and fought through the Peninsula War, taking part in the battles of Corunna, Busaco, and Olivenca, and the sieges of Ciudad Rodrigo and Badajoz. After entering Madrid, it fought under Wellington at the battles of Salamanca and Vitoria, stormed St Sebastian, and crossed the Pyrenees to take part in the battles of Orthes and Toulouse. The Regiment also fought at Waterloo. The Inniskillings defended Peshawar during the Indian Mutiny. Contains an Appendix, Roll of Colonels, Roll of Present Officers etc., and seven illustrations.
HISTORICAL RECORD OF THE 27TH INNISKILLING REGIMENT: From the Period of its Institution as a Volunteer Corps till the Present Time (1876)
Concise, finely-illustrated history of distinguished Irish regiment from the Glorious Revolution to the Indian Mutiny.