Wednesday, 29 August 2012

29th August 1812: Extensive movements of troops around England

The Leeds Mercury of  Saturday 29th August 1812 reported on extensive recent and future troops movements around the disturbed Counties of the Midlands and North of England:
We have to announce the following military movements:—the Cumberland Militia has marched from Bradford, Halifax and Huddersfield to Hull. The West Kent are on their rout from Leeds to Nottingham. The Royal Denbigh arrived yesterday in this place from Hull. The Somerset Militia are on the march from Nottingham to Leeds, and are expected to arrive on Monday. The Carlow Militia from Hull, will march into this place next Wednesday. The Out-Quarters of Bradford, Halifax, and Huddersfield will be occupied by the Suffolk and Norfolk regiments. The South Hants marched from Wakefield to Colne, &c. In Lancashire on Tuesday, and on the day following were replaced by the North Lincoln Militia from Liverpool. The 23d Light Dragoons marched on Tuesday last from the Metropolis for this district. Four troops of the Blues, consisting of about 300 men, have marched from Manchester to be embarked on foreign service. The Bays and the 15th Regiment of Hussars now quartered in this Riding have not yet received their rout.

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