Regiment of Foot (Royal Edinburgh Volunteers) was a
regiment in the British Army from 1778 to 1783. It was
formed in Edinburgh, Scotland by letter of service in
1778 for service in North America and sailed to New York
commanded by lieutenant-colonel Thomas Dundas in 1779.
The regiment then moved to Virginia, where they were
captured at the Battle of Yorktown.
regiment returned to Scotland to be disbanded in 1783
only to be reformed in 1793 as the 80th (Staffordshire
Volunteers) Regiment of Foot. A ballad commemorates the
regiment's glorious successes against the French and