Category: Prince of Wales' American Regiment, American Revolution

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The Prince of Wales' American Regiment was raised by Monfort Browne in the winter of 1776-1777 at New York. For most of its early history, the regiment was used for garrison duty in New York and Providence, Rhode Island. During this time, the regiment participated in the Danbury Raid (1777), and formed part of the reserve at the Battle of Quaker Hill (1778). Later, the regiment was transferred to the Southern theatre, where they played a minor role in the Siege of Charleston, South Carolina (1780). Subsequently, the regiment was detailed to occupy the South Carolina Backcountry. It was part of the British garrison that was attacked at Hanging Rock (1780) where half of the men in the battalion companies were killed, wounded, or captured. The light infantry company was destroyed at Cowpens (1781), while the grenadier company was captured at Fort Granby (1781). The remnants of the regiment performed garrison duty at Charleston and New York during the final years of the war.

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15 Feb 1756 Derby, New Haven, Connecticut - 15 May 1801
Dec 1738 West Farms, Westchester, New York Colony - May 1809
abt 1755 Mallow, Ireland - abt 1800
11 Oct 1742 Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut - 07 Oct 1825
abt 1733 Westerly, Rhode Island - 06 Dec 1816




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