Crossing the pond
The years 1864 to 1867 were quiet ones and the 78th Highlanders spent their time in Dublin and Gibraltar. In July 1867, the same year confederation happened in Canada, the 78th was sent to postings in Montreal and Halifax.
Heading to a cold frontier
From 1864 to 1867, the regiment spent quiet years in Dublin and Gibraltar. Having spent so much of its career in the sweltering climate of the Far East, the 78th embarked in July 1867 for service at two of the British army's coldest postings: Quebec and Nova Scotia. The regiment remained in Montreal with occasional excursions to Quebec City for almost two years. In 1869, the 78th was transferred to Halifax.