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Estimate of British Troops. Military, 1775-1783, January 1781

c. January 1781

Estimate of the Enemy’s force at New York Jany 1781

Brith Grenadrs 2 Batns 750
Light Inf. 2 Do 750
4 Battns Hessn Grendrs 1200
22 British Regimt 250
37 Ditto Ditto 250
42 Ditto 2 Battns 400
43 Ditto 250
57 Ditto 250
54 Ditto 300
New Scotch Regimts
76 400
80 400
Provls 150 each 450
Ludlows
Buskirks
Bartons
5650
Brought up 5650
Anspach 2 Battns 800
350 each
Landgraves
Donops
DuCorps
Bureaus
Prince Hereditary
Hessian Jagers
Prince Charles 2450
B. and Hessn Artillery
Part of the 17th Dragoons
A few Hessn Chassrs Mountd
Delancys free booters 300
Total 9200

Militia & Refugees 3000

British force in So. Carolina & Georgia

7th Regiment 250
23 after the affair of Cambdn 247
33 Ditto Do 215
63 It has suffd in sevl
encountrs 200
64 250
71 After theAaffr of Cambden 185
Rawdons Irish Voluntrs 204
Accg to intercepd
Letters are redd to 150
1st Bat. Delancy’s
2 Do Do
3 Do Skinners
Browns or P. of Waless
Tarletons Legion after Camdn 246
Hessns supd 250 ea.
Weissenback
Trumback
Detforth
Huyne 1000
A Corps of L.[Itry] after
Camdn 120
3067
Brought up 3067
Leslies Reinforcemt
2 Battns Guards 700
Fannings Regt 250
2 Comps. 84th 80
82 Regt New Scot 400
Boses Hessn Regt 350
Detachts from Provl Cos. 150 1930
Arnolds Reinft
38th British 250
Queens Rangers 400
Robinsons 150
800
Drafts from difft Co. 700 1500
Total 6497
New York 9200
Militia &ca 3000 12200
No. & So. Armies 18697

The following estimate of the Enemy’s force to the Southward is taken from a letter of Govr Rutledges of the 8th of December 1780

Posts Works Comg Officers Regt Milia Total
Augusta 2 Forts Col. Brown a Tory 300 60 360
Ninety Six 2 Ditto Colo. Cruger Do 300 150 450
Stephens Creek Kirkland Do 50 50
Colo. Williams’s Brigr R.
on little river 1 Ditto Cuningham Do 200 200
Stiles Ferry
on Rowan River Block Hos. Majr McArthur 200 200
Near the same place Colo. Tarleton 300 300
Wemmesborough No works Lord Cornwallis 900 100 1000
Congaree Redoubt Captn 60 60
Intrenchts at Nelsons
At Col. Simpson’s Majr McWilliams
at Congaree & at
Nelson’s Ferry 200 200
Encree’s Ferry A small Post of Mila
Cambden 5 close redts Lord Rawden 500 200 700
Near Cambden A Small comd under Colo. Gerry
Captn Blake 80
George Town Colo. Cattell 80 160
Singleton’s Mills on Force unknown
the heights of Santee
Kings Tree on the
Enoree Ferry lately
Arrived 204 204
Charles Town 500 500
Savanna a very small force
Regulars 3584
Militia 1340
In the Harbour The Galatea Ship of War

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