French Canadians in the American Revolution: 1st Canadian Regiment, 2nd Canadian Regiment, Charles-François Bailly de Messein, Charles-Louis Tarieu De

General Books, 2013 - 24 páginas
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 22. Chapters: 1st Canadian Regiment, 2nd Canadian Regiment, Charles-Francois Bailly de Messein, Charles-Louis Tarieu de Lanaudiere, Charles Beaubien, Clement Gosselin, Francois-Marie Picote de Belestre, Francois Riday Busseron, Jean-Baptiste Hamelin, Jean-Marie Ducharme, Louis Lorimier, Luc de la Corne, Michel-Eustache-Gaspard-Alain Chartier de Lotbiniere, Michel Chartier de Lotbiniere, Marquis de Lotbiniere, Philippe-Francois de Rastel de Rocheblave, Philippe DeJean, Philippe Liebert, Pierre-Paul Margane de Lavaltrie, Pierre Ayotte, Pierre Douville, Pierre Gibault. Excerpt: The 2nd Canadian Regiment, also known as Congress' Own or Hazen's Regiment, was authorized on January 20, 1776, as an Extra Continental regiment and raised in the province of Quebec for service with the Continental Army under the command of Colonel Moses Hazen. All or part of the regiment saw action at Staten Island, Brandywine, Germantown and the Siege of Yorktown. Most of its non-combat time was spent in and around New York City as part of the forces monitoring the British forces occupying that city. The regiment was disbanded on November 15, 1783 at West Point, New York. The regiment was one of a small number of Continental Army regiments that was the direct responsibility of the Continental Congress (most regiments were funded and supplied by a specific state). Under the command of Colonel (later Brigadier General) Moses Hazen for its entire existence, the regiment was originally populated by volunteers and refugees from Quebec who supported the rebel cause during the disastrous Invasion of Canada. Hazen and his staff were authorized by Congress to recruit in other areas to supplement the ranks. Movement of the COR RegimentLate in 1775, Colonel James Livingston raised and commanded a regiment of Canadians which fought at St. Jean, Quebec, in...

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