Estimate of Enemy force in New York & its Dependencies with the disposition of it, February 1782
|York Island||Garrison of the City||40th British Regiment||200|
|1 Battalion Hessians||200|
|2 Battns Hessian Grenadr||1100 1500|
|Fort Knyphausen||2 Battns Hessians 400 ea.||800|
|Near Fort Knyphausen||37th British Regiment||300|
|1 Battn Hessians||350 650|
|Morris’s House||Arnolds Amn Legion 180 H|
|and 100 Infanry||280|
|Arnolds Barracks||2 Battalions Hessians||700|
|Greenwich||42d British—2Battalns||700 4630|
|Long Island||Jamaica||2 Battns British|
|Ludlows Batn D’Lancys Brig.||800|
|Flushing Fly||38th Regimt British||300|
|54th Do Do||400|
|Robinson Loyal Amn R.||200|
|Newtown||Colo. Thompson Kings|
|Westbury||17th Dragoons Hone & F.||200|
|Hallets Cove||Hessians comd. by C: Emek||700|
|Brookline||Loyal Forresters||50 3200|
|Staten Isld||Flagg Staff||57 British Regiment||350|
|Paulus hook||22d British Regiment||300|
|100 B. light & lco Hesi.||200|
It is a doubt whether the Hessians commanded by Emerick are Regimented—They consist of Recruits that came the last summer.
The greater part of the Pensicola Garrison are draughted into other B: Regiments.
It is said by some that there are 4 Battns Hessian Grenadiers—but, be this as it may, it is certain that the total number of them does not exceed 1100.
The deserters brought to New York in the Bonetta were draughted into Arnolds & Thompsons Corps.
Great desertions from Delancys Regt have taken place since this estima[tion] was made.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.