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American Revolution (the British side)

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  • Edward Litton, MP (1754 - 1808)
    Edward Litton was an officer of the 37th (North Hampshire) Regiment of Foot, which was raised in Ireland in February 1702. He served in the American War, having been present at the battle of Bunker Hil...
  • Richard Finch (b. - 1797)
    Finch, Richard, of Peterborough, N.H.; soldier in 1775, and deserter; m. Hepzibeth Melendy, d. in Waltham, Mass, 1837 aet 83; Children: William, Fanny, Sarah, Harriet, Mary, -Smith's Peterborogh, N.H. ...
  • David Matthews (c.1739 - 1800)
    David Mathews (c. 1739 - 1800) was a lawyer and politician from New York City. He was a Loyalist during the American Revolutionary War and was the 43rd and last Colonial Mayor of New York City from 1...
  • Mary Morris (1730 - 1825)
    Mary Philipse was George Washington's first love. She gave her heart, however, to Colonel Roger Morris. Mary, her sister and the wife of Rev. Charles Inglis were the only women accused of treason dur...
  • Col. Beverley Robinson (1721 - 1792)
    Col. Beverley Robinson is mostly remembered as the commander of the Loyal American Regiment, a loyalist regiment in the American Revolutionary War and for his work with the British secret service durin...

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A list of participants (on both sides) is included in the linked document:

Military leadership in the American Revolutionary War

Most of us think of the American Revolution just concentrated on what became the continental U.S., but the Caribbean-West Indies plays a major part! At the end of the war, quite a few Blacks who fought with the British were transferred to Caribbean islands.

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