18royalirish.net18th Royal Irish Regiment of Foot, 1767-1776
The 18th (Royal Irish) Regiment of Foot arrived at Philadelphia on 11 July 1767. The regiment was originally posted to Philadelphia and was inspected there in October 1767 by General Gage. The men of the Royal Irish had been trained in. In the spring of 1768, seven of the nine companies were ordered to replace the 34th Regt. at the western posts of Ft. Pitt and Ft. Chartres. The other two remained at Philadelphia. A sixth company was sent to Illinois in 1770 and a seventh in 1772.