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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I recall that Scotland provided a large percentage of the British Army because the area was poor and that was the only job they could get. They also were good soldiers.


10 posted on 07/20/2014 5:44:25 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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Your observation about Scotland prompted me to remember Jim Webb’s book, “Born Fighting”, about the 18th Century influx from Scotland and Northern Ireland into the US and how they became a source for the military forces. This became geographically-centered in the South and Appalachian areas and carries on today as shown in the dark blue on the map.


12 posted on 07/20/2014 7:56:29 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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