Battles & Campaigns
The American Revolution may have ended with the signing of a treaty in 1783, but for eight long years it was fought bitterly across several continents.
Our focus here is on primary accounts of selected skirmishes and battles in North and Central America, the areas of service for Loyalist troops. These accounts, from both British and Rebel sources, provide a glimpse into 18th Century warfare and the hard fought actions that made up the war.
While casualties suffered in the war were mild compared to the slaughter of the 19th Century American Civil War, each one affected some family very personally, and attrition slowly produced the consolidation of one Loyalist regiment after another.
Following is an index, arranged by date, to the materials we currently have on-line. We will be changing or adding to these accounts on an ongoing basis, so please stop back from time to time.
31 December 1775 - 1 January 1776, Siege of Quebec City - Royal Highland Emigrants, Quebec City Militia
29-30 June, Foraging Parties from Kingsbridge - New York Volunteers/DeLancey's Brigade
2 February, Account of a Skirmish at Mantua Creek, New Jersey - West Jersey Volunteers
26 April, Skirmish at Shrewsbury/Middleton, New Jersey - New Jersey Volunteers
4 February, Dalling's Plan to Attack Nicaragua - Honduras/Nicaragua Campaign
17 February, Capture of Brigadier General Wadsworth - King's American Rangers
7 February, Report of Attack on Loyal Refugee Post - Loyal Refugee Volunteers
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