New Jersey Volunteers (Skinner's Greens)

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The New Jersey Volunteers (Skinner's Greens) was a British provincial regiment raised for service during the American Revolutionary War.

Regimental history[edit]

In 1776, it was raised in New York, first as three battalions and eventually as six. The regiment initially served as a part of the garrison of New York City. Its commander was Brigadier General Cortlandt Skinner.


One battalion was later sent to East Florida, and then assisted in the capture of Savannah, Georgia, and later for service at Eutaw Springs, King's Mountain, with a detachment sent to the Yorktown.

One September 6, 1781, the 4th Battery of the New Jersey was took part a raid on New London, Connecticut, commanded by Brigadier General Benedict Arnold and fought at the Battle of Groton Heights.

Disbandment[edit]

In 1783, the regiment was disbanded in New Brunswick.

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