Soldier of the Regiment of Foot, - “The Regiment of Foot was one of the British units involved in the retaking of St. John’s, Newfoundland after its capture by a French fleet in June Earlier in the war, the regiment took part.
The ‘Louisbourg Grenadiers’. During the Quebec campaign of 1759 a temporary force of Grenadiers was created from the and to man Fort Louisbourg. The grenadier of the on the right, is wearing brown marching gaiters.
The Siege of Louisbourg took place in 1745 when a New England colonial force aided by a British fleet captured Louisbourg, the capital of the French province of Île-Royale (present-day Cape Breton Island) during the War of the Austrian Succession, known as King George's War in the British colonies.