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29th Regiment of Foot? Boston Massacre.

Article about: by milmuseum Could you place something next to it for a size reference? Thanks Burt I certainly will Burt, I'll be home from work in a couple of hours I'll do it then. It's about the same si

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    Default 29th Regiment of Foot? Boston Massacre.

    Sorry if this is the wrong place, I couldn't find a better section

    From a bit of research I think I have a cap badge of the 29th Regiment of Foot. These are the chaps responsible for, among other things, the Boston massacre in 1768.

    29th Regiment of Foot? Boston Massacre.29th Regiment of Foot? Boston Massacre.

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    Being raised in/around Boston myself, I find this very interesting! Thanks for sharing

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    Lots of restrikes of this type of badge around and hard to tell just from a photo unless you really know your stuff, which sadly I don't. What size is it, cap, collar, or ?

    If you get no joy here, you could try the british & commonwealth military badge forum.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Hi Jerry, it's for a hat I reckon, probably about 2.5 inches across.

    I'm pretty sure it isn't a restrike, I've had a good few and I have a good feel for them I think. The weight is nice and it's real brass with a good smell.

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    Funnily enough, one way to tell is by feel. Sounds like you have a good one then.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    That's a great find, and a neat piece of history, sorry to nit pick, but it was 1770 hehe Very neat
    Best
    Paul

    47th MP Co/47th Inf Div 1983-1988
    583rd Ord Co 59th Ord Bde Muenster, W Germany
    1988-1990
    Looking for P37 ammo pouch with No4 bayo frog

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    Thanks Pete, and thanks for the correct year

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    Speaking of the Boston Massacre, I don't think the 29th Regiment of Foot should be blamed. They were only defending themselves from a hostile crowd. If I was in their shoes, I would have fired upon the colonist just the same... and that is coming from a US citizen. haha

    Regards, Corey

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    Quote by cgp1066 View Post
    Speaking of the Boston Massacre, I don't think the 29th Regiment of Foot should be blamed. They were only defending themselves from a hostile crowd. If I was in their shoes, I would have fired upon the colonist just the same... and that is coming from a US citizen. haha

    Regards, Corey
    I've got to say I agree having read about it since digging out this badge, a bad situation inside a bad situation. I don't think my badge is from exactly that period, I think it is 19th century but interesting nonetheless.

    Thanks for the comments guys

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    Could you place something next to it for a size reference?

    Thanks

    Burt
    Happiness is a belt fed weapon

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