Black Watch: The first of Highland regiments, created in 1668, and clothed in a dark tartan. It was reorganised in 1881. In former times membership was practically confined to certain clans having the same political affinities. 
References / notes
- Various contributors (1914). The War Book-of-Facts. 2nd Edition. A.W. Shaw Company, London p.138.
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