By Donald J. Gara
Prior to the British assault on ny in August 1776, French and Indian warfare hero Robert Rogers equipped a regiment to affix the fight—but no longer at the facet of his local New Hampshire. Named in honor of Queen Charlotte, the spouse of King George III, Rogers’s regiment recruited the majority of its infantrymen from the massive variety of Loyalist refugees on Staten Island who had fled from long island. Rogers’s command of the unit used to be short-lived, despite the fact that, after a humiliating defeat in past due October by way of a shock assault on his headquarters. lower than new management, the unit performed a decisive position and suffered heavy casualties on the conflict of Brandywine that introduced them their first favorable cognizance from the British excessive command. With this functionality, and less than the capable management of John Graves Simcoe, the Queen’s American Rangers—sometimes often called “Simcoe’s Rangers”—were often assigned to serve along British standard troops in lots of battles, together with Monmouth, Springfield, Charleston, and Yorktown. Receiving widespread excessive compliment from Lieutenant normal Sir Henry Clinton, the Commander in leader of the British military in the United States, the unit used to be put on the yank institution of the British military in may well 1779, a standing conferred on provincial devices that had played priceless prone in the course of the conflict, and was once renamed the first American Regiment. sooner than the top of the conflict, the rangers have been absolutely integrated into the British ordinary military, certainly one of simply 4 Loyalist devices to be so honored.
The Queen’s American Rangers by way of historian Donald J. Gara is the 1st book-length account of this storied unit. in response to wide basic resource learn, the publication strains the full activities, command adjustments, and conflict performances of the rangers, from their first muster to their formal incorporation into the British military and supreme emigration to Canada on land promises conferred by way of a thankful British crown.
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