History of the Royal Regiment of Artillery, Vol. 1 Compiled from the Original Records
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History of the Royal Regiment of Artillery, Vol. 1 Compiled from the Original Records

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  • HISTORY OF THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY. COMPILED FROM THE ORIGINAL RECORDS.
  • PREFACE TO THIRD EDITION.
  • PREFACE TO SECOND EDITION.
  • PREFACE TO FIRST EDITION.
  • CONTENTS OF VOL. I
  • INTRODUCTORY CHAPTER.
  • CHAPTER I. The Masters-General of the Ordnance and their Honourable Board.
    • List of the Masters-General of the Ordnance.
  • CHAPTER II. The Infancy of Artillery in England.
  • CHAPTER III. The Restoration, and Revolution of 1688.
    • James II.'s Artillery Train to Resist the Invasion of 1688.
  • CHAPTER IV. Landmarks.
  • CHAPTER V. Marlborough's Trains.
  • CHAPTER VI. Annapolis.
  • CHAPTER VII. The Birth of the Regiment.
  • CHAPTER VIII. Albert Borgard.
    • DATE OF LIEUT.-GENERAL BORGARD'S COMMISSIONS, AND BY WHOM SIGNED.
    • ABSTRACT OF ALL THE SIEGES Lieut.-General Borgard has been present at from the year 1675.
    • ABSTRACT OF THE BATTLES Lieut.-General Borgard has been present at from the year 1675.
  • CHAPTER IX. Twenty Years. 1722-1741.
  • CHAPTER X. Foundation of the Royal Military Academy.
  • CHAPTER XI. A Sterner School.
  • CHAPTER XII. Woolwich in the Olden Time.
  • CHAPTER XIII. To 1755.
  • CHAPTER XIV. The Royal Irish Artillery.
  • CHAPTER XV. First Battalion.—The History and Present Designation of the Companies.
    • No. 1 COMPANY, 1st BATTALION, Now "F" BATTERY, 9th BRIGADE.
    • No. 2 COMPANY, 1st BATTALION, Now "B" BATTERY, 1st BRIGADE.
    • No. 3 COMPANY, 1st BATTALION, Now "7" BATTERY, 2nd BRIGADE.
    • No. 4 COMPANY, 1st BATTALION, Now "3" BATTERY, 5th BRIGADE.
    • No. 5 COMPANY, 1st BATTALION, Now "4" BATTERY, 13th BRIGADE.
    • No. 6 COMPANY, 1st BATTALION, Now "6" BATTERY, 2nd BRIGADE.
    • No. 7 COMPANY, 1st BATTALION, Now "4" BATTERY, 5th BRIGADE.
    • No. 8 COMPANY, 1ST BATTALION, Now "A" BATTERY, 11th BRIGADE.
  • CHAPTER XVI. The Second Battalion.—The History and Present Designation of the Companies.
    • No. 1 COMPANY, 2nd BATTALION, Now "7" BATTERY, 21st BRIGADE.
    • No. 2 COMPANY, 2nd BATTALION, Now "2" BATTERY, 12th BRIGADE.
    • No. 3 COMPANY, 2nd BATTALION, Now "7" BATTERY, 10th BRIGADE.
    • No. 4 COMPANY, 2nd BATTALION, Now "D" BATTERY, 1st BRIGADE.
    • No. 5 COMPANY, 2nd BATTALION, Now "8" BATTERY, 3rd BRIGADE.
    • No. 6 COMPANY, 2nd BATTALION, Reduced on 1st March, 1819.
    • No. 7 COMPANY (afterwards No. 6), 2nd BATTALION, Now "G" BATTERY, 8th BRIGADE.
    • No. 8 COMPANY (afterwards No. 7), 2nd BATTALION, Now "5" BATTERY, 2nd BRIGADE.
    • No. 9 COMPANY, 2nd BATTALION, Reduced 1st February, 1819.
    • No. 10 COMPANY (afterwards No. 8), 2nd BATTALION, Now "A" BATTERY, 14th BRIGADE.
  • CHAPTER XVII. During the Seven Years' War.
  • CHAPTER XVIII. The Siege of Louisbourg.
  • CHAPTER XIX. Minden,—and after Minden.
  • CHAPTER XX. The Third Battalion.—The History and Present Designation of the Companies.
    • No. 1 COMPANY, 3rd BATTALION, Now "A" BATTERY, 4th BRIGADE.
    • No. 2 COMPANY, 3rd BATTALION, Now "7" BATTERY, 13th BRIGADE.
    • No. 3 COMPANY, 3rd BATTALION, Now "2" BATTERY, 13th BRIGADE.
    • No. 4 COMPANY, 3rd BATTALION, Now "4" BATTERY, 3rd BRIGADE.
    • No. 5 COMPANY, 3rd BATTALION, Now "B" BATTERY, 11th BRIGADE.
    • No. 6 COMPANY, 3rd BATTALION, Now "7" BATTERY, 3rd BRIGADE.
    • No. 7 COMPANY, 3rd BATTALION, Now "3" BATTERY, 7th BRIGADE.
    • No. 8 COMPANY, 3rd BATTALION, Now "D" BATTERY, 4th BRIGADE.
    • No. 9 COMPANY, 3rd BATTALION, Reduced 1819.
    • No. 10 COMPANY, 3rd BATTALION, Reduced 1819.
  • CHAPTER XXI. The Siege of Belleisle.
  • CHAPTER XXII. Peace.
  • CHAPTER XXIII. The Fourth Battalion.—The History and Present Designation of the Companies.
    • No. 1 COMPANY, 4th BATTALION, Now "4" BATTERY, 7th BRIGADE.
    • No. 2 COMPANY, 4th BATTALION, Now "6" BATTERY, 3rd BRIGADE.
    • No. 3 COMPANY, 4th BATTALION, Now "8" BATTERY, 2nd BRIGADE.
    • No. 4 COMPANY, 4th BATTALION, Afterwards "8" BATTERY, 1st BRIGADE. Reduced 1st April, 1869.
    • No. 5 COMPANY, 4th BATTALION, Now "B" BATTERY, 9th BRIGADE.
    • No. 6 COMPANY, 4th BATTALION, Now "1" BATTERY, 6th BRIGADE.
    • No. 7 COMPANY, 4th BATTALION, Now "6" BATTERY, 10th BRIGADE.
    • No. 8 COMPANY, 4th BATTALION, Now "E" BATTERY, 1st BRIGADE.
    • No. 9 COMPANY, 4th BATTALION, (Afterwards 4th Company, 11th Battalion), Now "H" BATTERY, 4th BRIGADE.
    • No. 10 COMPANY, 4th BATTALION, Afterwards "8" BATTERY, 12th BRIGADE, Now "5" BATTERY, 12th BRIGADE.
  • CHAPTER XXIV. The Journal of a Few Years.
  • CHAPTER XXV. The Great Siege of Gibraltar.
  • CHAPTER XXVI. PORT MAHON.
  • CHAPTER XXVII. The American War of Independence.
  • CHAPTER XXVIII. The Gunner who Governed New York.
  • CHAPTER XXIX. Conclusion of the War.
  • CHAPTER XXX. History, Succession of Captains, and Present Designation of the Troops and Companies belonging to the Royal Horse Artillery, the Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Battalions.
    • A TROOP, R.H.A., Now "A" BATTERY, A BRIGADE.
    • B TROOP, R.H.A., Now "B" BATTERY, A BRIGADE.
    • C TROOP, R.H.A., Now "C" BATTERY, A BRIGADE.
    • D TROOP, R.H.A., Reduced 31st July, 1816.
    • E TROOP, R.H.A., Became D on that Troop being reduced in 1816, Now "A" BATTERY, B BRIGADE.
    • F TROOP, R.H.A. (afterwards E), Now "B" BATTERY, B BRIGADE.
    • G TROOP, R.H.A. (became F in 1816), Now "C" BATTERY, B BRIGADE.
    • H TROOP, R.H.A. (became G), Now "D" BATTERY, A BRIGADE.
    • I TROOP, R.H.A. (became H in 1816), Now "D" BATTERY, B BRIGADE.
    • K TROOP, R.H.A., Now "E" BATTERY, A BRIGADE.
    • L TROOP, R.H.A., Reduced 31st July, 1816.
    • M TROOP, R.H.A., Reduced in 1816.
    • 1st ROCKET TROOP (afterwards I TROOP), Now "E" BATTERY, B BRIGADE.
    • 2nd ROCKET TROOP, Reduced 31st July, 1816.
    • FIFTH BATTALION.
    • No. 1 COMPANY, 5th BATTALION, Now "F" BATTERY, 1st BRIGADE.
    • No. 2 COMPANY, 5th BATTALION, Now "D" BATTERY, 8th BRIGADE.
    • No. 3 COMPANY, 5th BATTALION Now "2" BATTERY, 2nd BRIGADE.
    • No. 4 COMPANY, 5th BATTALION, Now "3" BATTERY, 2nd BRIGADE.
    • No. 5 COMPANY, 5th BATTALION, Now "1" BATTERY, 5th BRIGADE,
    • No. 6 COMPANY, 5th BATTALION, Now "3" BATTERY, 3rd BRIGADE.
    • No. 7 COMPANY, 5th BATTALION, Reduced in 1819.
    • No. 8 COMPANY, 5th BATTALION, Reduced in 1819.
    • No. 9 COMPANY, 5th BATTALION
    • No. 10 COMPANY, 5th BATTALION (Became No. 8 Company in 1819), Now "5" BATTERY, 5th BRIGADE.
    • SIXTH BATTALION.
    • No. 1 COMPANY, 6th BATTALION (One of the old East India Detachment Companies), Now "C" BATTERY, 11th BRIGADE.
    • No. 2 COMPANY, 6th BATTALION (One of the old East India Detachment Companies), Now "6" BATTERY, 5th BRIGADE.
    • No. 3 COMPANY, 6th BATTALION, Now "4" BATTERY, 2nd BRIGADE.
    • No. 4 COMPANY, 6th BATTALION, Now "B" BATTERY, 8th BRIGADE.
    • No. 5 COMPANY, 6th BATTALION, Reduced in 1819.
    • No. 6 COMPANY, 6th BATTALION (Became No. 5 on that Company being reduced in 1819), Now "C" BATTERY, 8th BRIGADE.
    • No. 7 COMPANY, 6th BATTALION (Afterwards No. 6 Company), Now "F" BATTERY, 8th BRIGADE.
    • No. 8 COMPANY, 6th BATTALION, Reduced in 1819.
    • No. 9 COMPANY, 6th BATTALION (Afterwards No. 7), Now "C" BATTERY, 9th BRIGADE.
    • No. 10 COMPANY, 6th BATTALION (Afterwards No. 8 Company), Now "5" BATTERY, 3rd BRIGADE.
    • SEVENTH BATTALION.
      • "The Battle-Axe Company."
      • No. 2 Battery, 5th Brigade.
    • "The Battle-Axe Company."
    • No. 2 Battery, 5th Brigade.
    • No. 1 COMPANY, 7th BATTALION, Now "C" BATTERY, 1st BRIGADE.
    • No. 2 COMPANY, 7th BATTALION, Became 1 Company, 3rd Brigade; was afterwards reduced; the non-commissioned officers and men being formed into "I" BATTERY, 1st BRIGADE.
    • No. 3 COMPANY, 7th BATTALION, Now "3" BATTERY, 12th BRIGADE.
    • No. 4 COMPANY, 7th BATTALION, Now "A" BATTERY, 1st BRIGADE.
    • No. 5 COMPANY, 7th BATTALION, Now "3" BATTERY, 6th BRIGADE.
    • No. 6 COMPANY, 7th BATTALION, Now "D" BATTERY, 11th BRIGADE.
    • No. 7 COMPANY, 7th BATTALION, Reduced 1st March, 1817.
    • "The Battle-Axe Company." No. 8 COMPANY, 7th BATTALION (Became No. 7 on that Company being reduced), Now "2" BATTERY, 5th BRIGADE.
    • No. 9 COMPANY, 7th BATTALION (Became No. 8 on that Company being reduced), Now "K" BATTERY, 4th BRIGADE.
    • No. 10 COMPANY, 7th BATTALION, Reduced 1st February, 1819.
  • APPENDICES.
    • APPENDIX No. 1. Chap. IV.—Page 60.
    • APPENDIX No. 2. Chap. IV.—Page 61.
    • APPENDIX No. 3. Chap. VII.—Page 81.
    • APPENDIX No. 4.
    • APPENDIX No. 5 Chap. XXIII.—Page 251. Establishment of the Royal Regiment of Artillery, March 15th, 1771.
    • APPENDIX No. 6. Chap. XXIV.—Page 265.
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