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The First Foot Guards

We are a Revolutionary War reenactment group based in Boston MA,
accurately portraying the royal household regiment that is now known as
The Grenadier Guards

 


Order of Battle

 New York City August 1776
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Pennsylvania Campaign 1777
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 New York City August 1776

Commander-in Chief
Sir William Howe

Lieutenant General Clinton

Brigadier General Leslie
2nd Battalion Light Infantry
3rd Battalion Light Infantry
1st Battalion Light Infantry

Brigadier General Cleveland
2nd Brigade Artillery
3rd Brigade Artillery
1st Brigade Artillery

FIRST LINE

Major General Pigott
2nd Brigade
28th, 49th, 35th, 5th Regiments

Major General Agnew
6th Brigade
44th, 64th, 57th, 23rd Regiments

Major General Smith
5th Brigade
22nd, 54th, 63rd, 43rd Regiments 

Major General Robertson
1st Brigade
4th, 27th, 45th, 15th, 

Major General Mathew
Guards
2nd Battalion Guards (combined)
1st Battalion Guards (combined)

 

Cavalry on the flanks

 

SECOND LINE

Lieutenant General Earl Percy

Brigadier General Erskine

Major General Grant
4th Brigade
40th, 35th, 46th, 17th Regiments

1st Battalion 71st Regiment
3rd Battalion 71st Regiment
2nd Battalion 71st Regiment

Major General Jones
3rd Brigade
10th, 38th, 57th Regiments

RESERVE CORPS

Lieutenant General Cornwallis

Major General Vaughan
2nd Battalion Grenadiers
4th Battalion Grenadiers
3rd Battalion Grenadiers
4th Battalion Grenadiers, 33rd

HESSIAN DIVISION

Lieutenant General von Heister

Major General von Mirbach
Lossberg
Rall
Knyphausen

Major General von Stirn
Erbprinz
Mirbach
Donop

Major General von Donop
Linsingen
Minegerode
Block

Major General von Lossberg
Trumbach
Ditfurth

 



Pennsylvania Campaign 1777

Major General the Hon Sir William Howe, KB

Artillery
Detachments from several companies of the 4th & 5th Battalions, royal artillery under Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Cleveland

General Knyphausen's Column
One Squadron, 16th Light Dragoons

Major General Vaughan
1st Brigade 
4th, 5th, 23rd, 49th Regiments

Major General Grant
2nd Brigade
10th, 27th, 28th, 40th Regiments

Major General Stirn
Linsing, Lengkerke, Leib, Mirbach
71st Highlanders 
(this was the one and only regiment raised between 1776 and Saratoga**)
Queen's Rangers

General Cornwallis' Column
2 squadrons, 16th Light Dragoons
Mounted and dismounted chasseurs

Major General Grey ("no-flints" Grey)
3rd Brigade 
15th, 33rd, 44th, 55th Regiments

Major General Agnew
4th Brigade 
17th, 37th, 46th, 64th Regiments

Foot Guards, 2 battalions
Light Infantry, 2 Battalions
Grenadiers, 2 Battalions
Hessian Grenadiers, 3 Battalions
Ferguson's Corps of Riflemen

Hess-Cassel and Anspach Jagers 
(divided between both columns)


In the British Army of 1775 there were 
70 Regiments of Foot 
and 3 regiments of Guards: 
First Foot Guards
Second Foot Guards (Coldstream Guards)
Third Foot Guards (Scots Guards)

**The 71st was raised in 1776

In the spring of 1778 12 regiments were raised: 72-83rd

In the spring of 1779: 84th & 3 regts of Light Dragoons 19-21st

By fall of 1779: 85th-97th, and one of Light Dragoons(22nd)

By winter of 1780: 98-100th

1781: 101 &102nd

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