British Army Dispositions, January 1862

 

The following is an approximate listing of the disposition of the British Army (Regulars only) in the first week of January 1862, after the first wave of reinforcements arrive in America.

 

Area

Cavalry

Infantry

Home Islands

20

45

Eastern Colonies

11

57

Mediterranean

0

12

North America and West Indies

0

23

Australasia

0

6

South Africa

0

5

China

0

3

TOTAL

31

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Home

 

England

 

Cavalry

 

Household Brigade: 1st Life Guards, 2nd Life Guards, Royal Horse Guards

 

Heavy Brigade: 5th Dragoon Guards, 6th Dragoon Guards, 1st Dragoons and 2nd Dragoons

 

Hussars: 3rd Hussars, 4th Hussars, 10th Hussars, 13th Hussars, 15th Hussars, and 18th Hussars

 

Lancers: 9th Lancers, 12th Lancers, 16th Lancers and 5th Lancers

 

Infantry

 

Brigade of Guards: 2/1st Guards, 3/1st Guards, 1/ Coldstream Guards, 2/ Coldstream Guards and 1/ Scots Fusilier Guards

 

Infantry of the Line: 2/1st, 1/2nd, 1/3rd, 1/5th, 1/6th, 1/8th, 1/11th, 2/12th, 2/18th, 2/20th, 1/24th, 29th, 32nd, 37th, 41st, 49th, 53rd, 55th, 59th, 1/60th Rifles, 2/60th Rifles, 61st, 64th, 73rd, 75th, 76th, 78th, 83rd, 84th, 86th, 87th and 4/Rifle Brigade

 

Ireland: 4th Dragoon Guards, 11th Hussars, 14th Hussars, 1/10th, 2/19th, 2/21st, 36th, 45th and 58th

 

Scotland: 2/25th, 26th

 

 

Mediterranean

 

Gibraltar: 2/2nd, 2/3rd, 2/7th and 2/8th

 

Ionian Islands: 2/4th, 2/6th, 1/9th and 2/9th

 

Malta: 2/15th, 1/22nd, 2/22nd and 2/23rd

 

 

Eastern Colonies

 

India

 

Cavalry

 

1st Dragoon Guards, 2nd Dragoon Guards, 3rd Dragoon Guards, 7th Dragoon Guards, 6th Dragoons, 7th Hussars, 8th Hussars, 17th Lancers, 19th Hussars, 20th Hussars and 21st Lancers

 

Infantry

 

1/4th, 1/7th, 1/13th, 1/18th, 1/19th, 1/20th, 1/23rd, 27th, 28th, 33rd, 34th, 35th, 38th, 42nd, 43rd, 44th, 46th, 48th, 51st, 52nd, 54th, 56th, 66th, 69th, 71st, 72nd, 74th, 77th, 79th, 80th, 81st, 82nd, 88th, 89th, 90th, 91st, 92nd, 93rd, 94th, 95th, 97th, 98th, 100th, 101st, 102nd, 103rd, 104th, 105th, 106th, 107th, 108th, 109th, 2/Rifle Brigade and 3/ Rifle Brigade

 

Burma: 3/60th Rifles and 68th

 

Ceylon: 1/1st and 50th

 

Mauritius: 2/24th

 

 

North America

 

Canada: 1/1st Guards, 2/Scots Fusilier Guards, 1/16th, 1/17th, 1/25th, 30th, 47th, 4/60th Rifles, 62nd, 63rd and 1/Rifle Brigade

 

New Brunswick: 1/15th and 96th

 

Nova Scotia: 2/16th, 2/17th and 4/60th Rifles

 

Bermuda: 39th

 

West Indies: 1/14th, 1/21st, 1st West Indies, 2nd West Indies, 3rd West Indies and 4th West Indies

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

New Zealand: 1/12th, 2/14th, 40th, 57th, 65th and 70th (Australiaís garrison is reduced to a single artillery battery)

 

South Africa: 2/5th, 2/10th, 2/11th, 2/13th and 85th

 

China: 33rd, 67th and 99th

 

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