13th Dragoons

James Johnston

This portrait shows Lt. Col. Johnston in an undress uniform. The coat is scarlet with gold buttons. There are green turn back cuffs and a small green flashes on his collar. The waistcoat and breeches are the same shade of green. Johnston joined the 13th Dragoons in 1736, buying his way to Lieutenant in 1740. He was Lt. Col. commanding the regiment from December 1754 to April 1759 during which time the regiment was in Ireland. There were six troops, all quartered in different places. Lt. Col Johnston is on record as being with the 2nd Troop at Tullamore in 1757.

13th Dragoons: Lieutenant Colonels | Regimental details


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