113th Foot

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Origin and History

The regiment was raised as the “Royal Highlanders” on October 17 1761 by Colonel Hamilton.

During the Seven Years' War, the regiment was under the command of:

  • from October 1761 to 1763: Colonel James Inglis Hamilton.

The regiment was disbanded in 1763.

Service during the War

The regiment served as a depot for sending drafts to Highland regiments serving overseas.


No details are known of the uniforms of this regiment.


No details are known of the colours of this regiment.


Fortescue, J. W.: A History of the British Army Vol. II, MacMillan, London, 1899

Schirmer, Friedrich: Die Heere der kriegführenden Staaten 1756 - 1763. Edited and published by KLIO-Landesgruppe Baden-Württemberg e.V., Magstadt, 1989

Wikipedia - 113th Regiment of Foot (Royal_Highlanders)

United Services Magazine 1863, Issue 3


Digby Smith for the information provided on this junior regiment.