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Scott, Francis James, Col.

Scottish, born c. 1745

Francis James Scott, born c. 1745, was a regular soldier for twenty years. He served in the Sixth Foot from 1762 to 1782, rising from the rank of ensign to that of major, transferring to the Ninety-Second Foot in 1782. He left the army after the latter regiment was disbanded in the following year at the time of the Treaty of Paris which ended the American War of Independence. He took up arms again during the French Revolutionary wars, joining the Dumbarton Fencible Infantry as a major in 1796, and becoming lieutenant-colonel in 1797; this regiment disbanded with the Peace of Amiens in 1802. Scott is depicted in a portrait in the NGA's collection; see 1937.1.102.
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