British Regiment


The New York Volunteers was an American Loyalist provincial regiment which was served in the British Army during American War of Independence.

It was raised in Halifax, January 1776. Two companies were in the 1776 New York campaign. It was at the raids on Fort Clinton and Fort Montgomery. In October, 1778 it was sent to East Florida and it was present at the defence of Savannah and the Siege of Charleston. It was at the Battles of Camden and Hobkirk’s Hill.

On May 2, 1779 it was placed on the American Establishment as the 3rd American Regiment. A detachment of the regiment served under Charles Grey in the defence of Plymouth when their transport ship was blown across the Atlantic after encountering foul weather while sailing down the North American coastline. It was disbanded in Canada in 1783.