Posted by Champ on July 04, 1999 at 21:59:43:
In Reply to: Re: Robert Rogers posted by Clabair on July 04, 1999 at 10:56:05:
: Using the Clan Tartan to ID Rodger`s clan would be next to impossible because the tartan was never used that way untill Queen Victoria made it a fashion in the 1890`s. The use of the tartan plaid and bagpipes were even outlawed at one point in time as a way of showing that they were ruled by the English. The only way that you could wear the kilt was if you joined a Highland Unit in the English Army. There are a lot more details that go along with all this but you get what I`m trying to say. With a little bit of research, one should be able to find his clan.
To add to what Clabair has already said, though there is some documentation that the Frasers wore a brownish tartan during the F&I War, & a suggestion that the Highlanders of the Queen's Rangers *might've* worn McNabb during the Rev' War, the predominant tartan was of the undifferenced Government sett (i.e. "Black Watch"), with the Grenadiers having a red over-stripe.
Also, I should mention that due to proscription in Scotland at the time, & that most all Highland coy commanders were supporters of the Crown during the Rebellion of 1745, it is rather doubtful that Highland pipers played any tune that was associated with the Jacobites.
As to the "thistle badge", I have seen a modern interputation of a Rogers' Rangers badge with this, BUT do not know how authentic it really is. Nor do I know what clan he was off the top of my head.
Wheres Major Bray when we need him? ;-)
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