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Title: The Loyalist Regiments of the American Revolutionary War 1775-1783
Authors: Salmon, Stuart
Supervisor(s): Nicolson, Colin
Macleod, Emma Vincent
Keywords: American Revolution
American Loyalists
American Military History
Issue Date: 30-Oct-2009
Publisher: University of Stirling
Abstract: Abstract This dissertation is about the Loyalist Regiments of the American Revolution, 1775-1783. These were the formal regiments formed by the British, consisting of Americans who stayed Loyal to the British crown during the American Revolutionary War. They fought in most of the main campaigns of this war and in 1783 left with the British Army for Canada, where many of them settled. The Loyalist regiments have been neglected by academic historians with only one major work on them as a group. The intention of this dissertation is to give them their proper place in the historiography of the American Revolutionary War and of eighteenth century military history. The dissertation is laid out in the following way. Chapter one, will be an overview of the history of Regiments, from their origins in Colonial days until 1783. It will assess how they were dealt with by the British and examine both organisation and combat. Chapter two is a thematic chapter looking principally at the organisation of the regiments as well as their motivation and composition. The next four chapters are case studies of three Loyalist regiments. Chapters three and four are a case study of the Queens Rangers. A database of all the soldiers who served in this regiment was created and is included with this dissertation. Chapter five is about the controversial regiment, the British Legion. Chapter 6 is a case study of the frontier regiment Butler‘s Rangers.
Type: Thesis or Dissertation
Affiliation: School of Arts and Humanities
History and Politics

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The-Loyalist-Regiments-of-the-American-Revolution-Final.pdfMain Thesis File6.81 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
Analysis of the Queens Rangers Part 2.xlsAppendix 31.37 MBMicrosoft ExcelView/Open
Analysis ofthe Queens Rangers Part 1.xlsAppendix 376 kBMicrosoft ExcelView/Open
Queens Rangers Database.mdbAppendix 341.35 MBMicrosoft Access DatabaseView/Open
Analysis of the Queens Rangers Part 2_GroupedData.csvAppendix 33.66 kBCSV formatView/Open
Analysis of the Queens Rangers Part 2_pivot reference.csvAppendix 37.18 kBCSV formatView/Open
Analysis ofthe Queens Rangers Part 1_Absence.csvAppendix 36.8 kBCSV formatView/Open
Analysis ofthe Queens Rangers Part 1_Nationality.csvAppendix 31.43 kBCSV formatView/Open
Analysis ofthe Queens Rangers Part 1_Total Strength Muster.csvAppendix 31.17 kBCSV formatView/Open
Muster Rolls.xlsxAppendix 358.24 kBMicrosoft ExcelView/Open
New Soldiers.xlsxAppendix 3100.84 kBMicrosoft ExcelView/Open
Regimental Musters.xlsxAppendix 39.41 kBMicrosoft ExcelView/Open
Service Records.xlsxAppendix 32.28 MBMicrosoft ExcelView/Open
Service Records1.xlsxAppendix 3386.22 kBMicrosoft ExcelView/Open
Muster Rolls.csvAppendix 3282.41 kBCSV formatView/Open
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