By Terence Wise
Within the early crusades males of all ranks from everywhere Europe took the pass and went to struggle Islam as volunteers. a few went out of non secular fervour, others to flee the plagues and famine which have been rife on the time, nonetheless others looking for land or a fortune in loot. scuffling with along all of those have been the armies raised in Outremer, the Holy Land itself. jointly they waged a bloody spiritual struggle, the contributors of which integrated such forces because the Knights Templar, the Teutonic Knights, and the Byzantine Army.
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Its final encounter was in the defense of Newport, Rhode Island. Grossly under-strength, its enlisted personnel were transferred to other regiments. Its officers returned home in 1779. The light infantry company officer second from right is based on a period portrait, more or less per regulations for that type. His cap conforms to the nearest approach to a regulation pattern, a black leather skull cap with front plate or turnup edged in black, in this instance bearing an indistinguishable star ornament.
Grossly under-strength, its enlisted personnel were transferred to other regiments. Its officers returned home in 1779. The light infantry company officer second from right is based on a period portrait, more or less per regulations for that type. His cap conforms to the nearest approach to a regulation pattern, a black leather skull cap with front plate or turnup edged in black, in this instance bearing an indistinguishable star ornament. Dress regulations prescribed that caps should display the Royal cypher and regimental numeral.
Still, the Crown saw fit to make them Royal from their creation in 1678. Facings were Royal blue, button loops straight and Warrant prescribed that drums be painted with the motto of Scotland: Nemo Me Impune Lacessit, or Impunity. Within the garter appeared the Thistle of regimental numeral below the whole. in regular array. The 1768 Garter bearing the ancient No One Assails Me With Scotland in full colors, the Brigade orders specified that coat tails were to be shortened and hats cut down into light infantry-style caps.