86th Regiment of Foot (Rutland Regiment)
86th Regiment of Foot (Rutland Regiment) was a British regiment raised for service in the American Revolutionary War.
It was raised in
England in July 1779 by Charles Manners, 4th Duke of Rutland, in the area around Newark, Nottinghamshire and Grantham, Lincolnshire. The colonel was Anthony St Leger. The regiment had yellow  facings on their red coats.
It was sent to the
Leeward Islands in January 1780. Five companies stationed on Tobago were captured June 1781.
The regiment returned to England and was disbanded in 1783 at
Messenger, Charles (1994). . Pen and Sword. p. 252. A History of British Infantry: For Love of Regiment, Volume 2, 1915-1994 ISBN 9781473814394 . Retrieved . 19 October 2014
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Chichester, Henry Manners; Burges-Short, George (1900). The records and badges of every regiment and corps in the British Army. Gale & Polden. p. 782.
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Franklin, Carl (2012). . Casemate Publishers. p. 233. British Army Uniforms of the American Revolution 1751-1783 ISBN 9781848846906 . Retrieved . 19 October 2014
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