31 January 2016

History Of The Queen's Rangers

"Of the forty or more battalions of Loyalists which enlisted in the service of the Crown during the Revolutionary war, none has been so widely celebrated as the Queen's Rangers."

"...the Rangers was the only Loyalist Regiment that was authorized to enlist Europeans. The Rangers gradually grew to be more a European than an American Regiment. To illustrate this fact, it may be stated that on the 24th August, 1780, according to the muster rolls, in which, contrary to the usual
course, the nationality of the officers and men was given, the Rangers...were found to be composed
as follows:

Irish. 219 
Americans 158 
English 132 
Scotch 64 
Foreigners - 30 

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