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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.

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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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