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Seaforth Highlanders, 1st Battalion

Seaforth Highlanders, 1st Battalion

The 1st Battalion of the 78th Regiment was raised in 1793-94 by Lord Seaforth, who personally travelled through his estates (on Lewis and the mainland) to recruit, with the mediation of Rev Hugh Munro. In Uig the men took to the hills on his approach, on Cnoc a'Champ. Press-ganging was also in evidence in parts of the island. He succeeded in making up a battalion of a thousand men, which became known in Lewis as Saighdearan Mhic Coinnich Bhodhair, Deaf Mackenzie's Soldiers.

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Title: Seaforth Highlanders, 1st Battalion
Record Type: Organisations
Gaelic Name: Saighdearan Mhic Coinnich Bhodhair
Record Maintained By: HC
Subject Id: 60652