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The Connaught Rangers 1812

By OrlopRat
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A soldier of the 88th Regiment of Foot, the Connaught Rangers (the "Devil's Own"), 1812. One of the great Irish regiments of the British Army, the 88th served with General Picton's 3rd Light Division in the Peninsular Wars in Spain against Napoleonic France.
They served as the Forlorn Hope in the storming Ciudad Rodrigo in 1812, leading the way in the bloody assault.
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"I don't know what they'll do to the enemy but they certainly frighten me!"

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Paw Print Bullet (Green) - F2U! My 2greats grandfather joined the 88th in 1805. He survived the bloodbath in Buenos Aires, but eventually had a bad thigh injury in the Battle of Salamanca. Recovered, emigrated to Canada in 1818, and in 1847 was approved for a General Service Medal with clasps for Talavera, Busaco, Fuentes d'Onoro, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, and Salamanca. He died just east of Peterborough, ON in 1852.
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Let us not forget about that 'incident' involving two rankers, Picton and a goat.