Pioneers of the 78th (Highland) Regiment (Ross-shire Buffs)

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Postcard of Pioneers of the 78th (Highland) Regiment (Ross-shire Buffs).
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Pioneers of the 78th (Highland) Regiment (Ross-shire Buffs)

Photograph of soldiers of the 78th (Highland) Regiment (Ross-shire Buffs), c. 1860.

Two pioneers of the 78th Regiment of Foot in full dress. The squad consisted of ten men, besides the sergeant, who were selected from soldiers proficient in various trades.

The main task of the pioneer was to lay out the soldiers' camp. When laying out the camp, pioneers would have to dig latrines, fix standpipes, remedy building defects and in general maintain the upkeep of the camp.

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Online ID: 000-000-100-240-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0207: The Thistle at War
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  M.1931.417.4
Date: 1860 and 1863
C. 1860
Dimensions: 133 mm H x 81 mm W
What: Photograph
Subject: Photographs / History - Military
Who: 78th Regiment of Foot (British land forces)
Captain E.H. Campbell (owner)
Description: One of a series of photographs owned by Captain E.H. Campbell - Pioneers of the 78th (Highland) Regiment (Ross-shire Buffs), c. 1860.
  • Wood, Stephen The Scottish soldier. Manchester: Archive Publications with NMS, 1987 
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