Saturday, 25 February 2012

25th February 1812: Troop movements

Since Leeds was now without any mounted forces, on Tuesday 25th February a squadron of cavalry was moved from Sheffield, arriving in Leeds at 9.00 a.m. that morning.

In the afternoon, a squadron of the 2nd Dragoon Guards arrived in Leeds from York and moved the next day to Huddersfield to relieve the Scotch Greys stationed there since Monday night. The Greys returned to Leeds on Thursday 26th February, with the cavalry from Sheffield returning home thereafter.

As recorded in the Leeds Mercury of 29th February 1812.

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