May 18, 2021 Early Arms & Militaria
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The 5th Regiment was also known as the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. They fought in America during the Revolutionary War. In 1774, the regiment was shipped to Boston, Massachusetts. Portions of the regiment fought at the Battle of Lexington and Concord in April, 1775 and the Battle of Bunker Hill in June of the same year. After being evacuated to Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1776, the 5th took part in the New York Campaign, including the battles of Long Island and White Plains, and capture of Fort Washington and Fort Lee in New Jersey. They later participated in General Howe's 1777 campaign against Philadelphia. They fought at Brandywine Creek, where they broke through the Continental Army and captured five cannons. In 1778, the British army was forced to retreat and the regiment was involved in fighting at Monmouth Court House. In November of the same year, they left New York for last time and were transported to the French West Indies, where on 13 December 1778, they landed at Saint Lucia. The large silver gorget is engraved on the convex front with the British Royal crest above "5th REGIMENT". The gorget has an associated silver chain accompanying it. CONDITION: Very good with a mostly pewter patina, showing some wear to engraving and a minor dent to right side of crest. Back shows visible hammer marks. An attractive Revolutionary War style gorget. DMG
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Final prices include buyers premium: $10,200.00
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Auction closed on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
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