Miscellaneous military papers of Patrick MacLeod. Edit

Summary

Component Unique Identifier
MS.19304
Level of Description
File

Dates

  • 1786, 1805-1807. (Creation)

Extents

  • 91 Leaves (Whole)

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Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Arrangement

    91 folios. Arranged chronologically.

  • Scope and Contents

    The papers include a copy of the 1786 prospectus of the Brunswick military academy which the young soldier attended from 1791-1793 (folio 1). Most of the papers relate to the later years of Patrick MacLeod's life spent with the 78th Highlanders in Southern Europe and Egypt. Amongst them are MacLeod's Orders to his battalion prior to the Calabrian campaign of 1806; copies of his letter to Lieutenant General Mackenzie Fraser giving an account of the battle of Maida; lists of officers wounded and taken prisoner at Maida; accounts of the battle of El Hamet, Egypt, 1807; newspaper cuttings; and verses on the death of MacLeod at El Hamet.

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