Saturday, May 16, 2015
Scots in the American Civil War
Learn more about the 79th New York Highland Regiment in a 2011 article from the Scotsman: American civil war: how a tartan-wearing regiment from Scotland joined the Northern cause.
See what sources regarding the unit are available at the FamilySearch Wiki page: 79th Regiment, New York Infantry.
See a timeline of battles in which the 79th Highlanders participated here.
Read The Seventy-ninth Highlanders, New York Volunteers in the War of Rebellion 1861-1865 written by William Todd in 1886. (Free from Google Books)
The New York Military Museum has a page dedicated to the 79th Infantry Unit.
See details regarding their uniform: Dress Uniform of the 79th Regiment, New York State Militia (“Cameron Highlanders”) 1859-1861.