Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 month ago

Were there any welsh units in the Civil war, or seperate Irish / Scottish / German units in the 1776 war?


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1 Answer

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The 23rd Regiment of Foot, aka Royal Welch Fusiliers, fought for the British in the 1776 war. They suffered heavy casualties at the Battle of Bunker Hill and fought in all the major battles of the war. They were the only British unit not to surrender their colors after the Battle of Yorktown, an officer smuggled them out. And 30,000 Hessians (German mercenaries) fought for the British during the American Revolutionary War, a whole unit of them (about 900) were captured by George Washington's troops at the famous Battle of Trenton on the day after Christmas 1776. 

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