2nd New York Regiment

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2nd New York Regiment
Active1775–1783
AllegianceContinental Congress of the United States
TypeInfantry
Part ofNew York Line
EngagementsSaratoga, Monmouth and Yorktown
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Goose Van Schaick
James Clinton
Philip Van Cortlandt
Frederick, Baron de Weissenfels

The 2nd New York Regiment was authorized on May 25, 1775, and formed at Albany from June 28 to August 4 for service with the Continental Army under the command of Colonel Goose Van Schaick.[1] The enlistments of the first establishment ended on December 31, 1775.[2]

The second establishment of the regiment was authorized on January 19, 1776.[3]

The regiment would see action in the Invasion of Canada, Battle of Valcour Island, Battle of Saratoga, Battle of Monmouth, the Sullivan Expedition and the Battle of Yorktown. The regiment would be furloughed, June 2, 1783, at Newburgh, New York and disbanded November 15, 1783.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Wright, pg. 41
  2. ^ Fernow, pg. 11
  3. ^ Wright, pg. 60

References[edit]

  • Fernow, Berthold, New York in the Revolution, 1887
  • Heitman, Francis B., Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army during the War of the Revolution. New, enlarged, and revised edition., Washington, D.C.: Rare Book Shop Publishing Company, 1914
  • Wright, Robert, The Continental Army, 1983

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