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From 1759 to 1884.
LIEUT.-COL. SIR JOHN M. BURGOYNE,
W. H. ALLEN & CO., 13 WATERLOO PLACE. S.W.
PUBLISHERS TO THE INDIA OFFICE.
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ALTHOUGH armed men of various designations had been formed in England from a remote period, it was not until 1759 that the Militia was raised.
It is very difficult to trace the early history of Militia regiments, as during the last century, and early part of the present, they were entirely under the Home Department, and the lists of their Officers were kept distinct, and were not published in the Army List.
Early in 1759, a Militia Act was passed by Parliament, to raise regiments of Militia in England and Wales, and on the 5th June a Circular was sent round to the Lords