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War Chronology, 1781

The following chronology of the American Revolution is a work in progress. Eventually, it will provide a complete list of the engagements of the American Revolution and the Loyalist units present at each.

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Date Engagement Loyalist Units Present
06 Jan 1781 near Peedee, South Carolina (D) Queen's American Rangers,
(D) King's American Regiment
13 Jan 1781 Amboy, New Jersey Unidentified Corps
17 Jan 1781 Cowpens, South Carolina (D) Prince of Wales American Regiment,
British Legion
22 Jan 1781 near Georgetown, South Carolina (D) King's American Regiment
22 Jan 1781 Morrisania, New York Westchester County Militia
23 Jan 1781 North Castle, New York (D) Westchester County Militia
25 Jan 1781 Georgetown, South Carolina King's American Regiment
28 Jan 1781 Wilmingston, North Carolina N/A
29 Jan 1781 Kiethfield, South Carolina N/A
01 Feb 1781 Cowan's Ford, North Carolina British Legion
02 Feb 1781 Monk's Corner, South Carolina Unidentified Corps
10 Feb 1781 Heron Bridge, North Carolina N/A
14 Feb 1781 Black River, South Carolina (D) Queen's American Rangers,
(D) King's American Regiment
15 Feb 1781 North Castle, New York (D) Westchester County Militia
17 Feb 1781 Thomas Town, New Hampshire (D) King's American Rangers
19-23 Feb 1781 Siege of Fort Granby, South Carolina (D) Prince of Wales American Regiment,
(D) South Carolina Militia
21 Feb 1781 Mamaroneck, New York (D) Westchester County Militia
23 Feb 1781 Princess Ann County, Virginia (D) American Legion
24 Feb 1781 Buckhead, South Carolina (D) South Carolina Militia
26 Feb 1781 near Georgetown, South Carolina (D) Queen's American Rangers,
(D) South Carolina Light Dragoons (Campbell's)
27 Feb 1781 near Nelson's Ferry, South Carolina Provincial Light Infantry
23 Feb 1781 Elizabethtown, New Jersey (D) Hatfield’s Partisans
01 Mar 1781 near Elizabethtown Meadow, New Jersey (D) Hatfield’s Partisans
01-02 Mar 1781 Saw Pitts, Westchester, New York (D) Westchester County Militia
03 Mar 1781 Tuckahoe, New York (D) Westchester County Militia
04 Mar 1781 Mill River, Connecticut (D) Associated Loyalists
04 Mar 1781 near Pocotaligo, South Carolina South Carolina Light Dragoons (Fenwick's)
06 Mar 1781 Head of Black River, South Carolina South Carolina Royalists
06 Mar 1781 Weitzell's Mill, North Carolina British Legion
08 Mar 1781 near Canty's Plantation, South Carolina (D) 2nd Battalion, Royal Highland Emigrants,
King's American Regiment,
Provincial Light Infantry
09 Mar 1781 Croton, New York (D) Westchester County Militia
11 Mar 1781 Closter/Liberty Pole, New Jersey (D) Loyal Refugee Volunteers
12 Mar 1781 Croton River, New York (D) Westchester County Militia
15 Mar 1781 Manasquan, New Jersey (D) Associated Loyalists
15 Mar 1781 Guilford Court House, North Carolina British Legion
16 Mar 1781 Horseneck, Connecticut (D) Westchester County Militia
17 Mar 1781 North Castle, New York (D) Westchester County Militia
20 Mar 1781 Chestnut Neck, New Jersey (D) Associated Loyalists
20 Mar 1781 Woodbridge, New Jersey (D) Richmond County Militia,
Refugees under Joseph SHOTWELL
23 Mar 1781 Long Cane, South Carolina (D) 1st Battalion, DeLancey's Brigade,
(D) 3rd Battalion, New Jersey Volunteers,
Dunlop's Corps
26 Mar 1781 Staten Island, New York (D) Richmond County Militia
27 Mar 1781 Elizabethtown, New Jersey N/A
29 Mar 1781 New Jersey Unidentified Refugees
31 Mar 1781 Stuart's Ford, North Carolina N/A
     Mar 1781 off Stamford, Connecticut/Long Island, New York (D) Associated Loyalists,
(D) Queens County Militia
     Mar 1781 near Peedee, South Carolina (D) Volunteers of Ireland
     Mar 1781 Dutchman's Creek, South Carolina (D) New York Volunteers
     Mar 1781 Snow Island, South Carolina Volunteers of Ireland
     Mar 1781 Lynch's Creek, South Carolina (D) Volunteers of Ireland
02 Apr 1781 Horseneck, Connecticut (D) Westchester County Militia
02 Apr 1781 Wragg's Ferry, South Carolina (D) Queen's American Rangers
03 Apr 1781 Georgetown, South Carolina Unidentified Corps
05 Apr 1781 Stamford, Connecticut (D) Westchester County Militia
13 Apr 1781 near Pocotaligo, South Carolina South Carolina Light Dragoons (Fenwick's),
(D) South Carolina Militia
13 Apr 1781 South Carolina (D) New York Volunteers
13 Apr 1781 May River, Georgia (D) Georgia Militia
15 Apr 1781 Canoe-Place, Long Island, New York Unidentified Refugees
16 Apr 1781 Staten Island, New York Unidentified Refugees
18 Apr 1781 New Haven, Connecticut (D) Associated Loyalists
18 Apr 1781 Ebenezer, Georgia (D) Georgia Militia
19 Apr 1781 Long Island Sound/Gardiner’s Island, New York (D) Loyal Refugee Volunteers
20 Apr 1781 Yorktown, Virginia (D) Queen's American Rangers
21 Apr 1781 Chickahominy, Virginia N/A
21 Apr 1781 Elizabethtown, New Jersey (D) 1st or 4th Battalion, New Jersey Volunteers,
(D) Hatfield’s Partisans
21 Apr 1781 Log Town, South Carolina (D) New York Volunteers
22 Apr 1781 near Camden, South Carolina (D) Volunteers of Ireland,
(D) South Carolina Militia
15-23 Apr 1781 Siege of Fort Watson, Scot's Lake, South Carolina (D) South Carolina Rangers,
(D) Provincial Light Infantry,
(D) South Carolina Militia
24 Apr 1781 North Castle, New York (D) Westchester County Militia
25 Apr 1781 Hobkirk's Hill, South Carolina Volunteers of Ireland,
New York Volunteers,
King's American Regiment,
South Carolina Royalists,
(D) South Carolina Rangers,
(D) Provincial Light Infantry
25 Apr 1781 Petersburg, Virginia Queen's American Rangers
27 Apr 1781 Chesterfield Court House, Virginia (D) Queen's American Rangers
27 Apr 1781 Osborne's, Virginia Queen's American Rangers,
(D) American Legion
27 Apr 1781 Norwalk Bridge, Connecticut (D) Associated Loyalists
28 Apr 1781 Harrison’s Purchase, New York (D) Westchester County Militia
28 Apr 1781 North Castle, New York (D) Westchester County Militia
30 Apr 1781 Manchester, Virginia Queen's American Rangers
30 Apr 1781 Warwick, Virginia Queen's American Rangers
     Apr 1781 McPherson's Plantation, South Carolina (D) South Carolina Militia
01 May 1781 Mile Square, New York (D) Westchester County Militia
02 May 1781 near Bermuda Hundred, Virginia (D) Queen's American Rangers
03 May 1781 North Castle, New York (D) Westchester County Militia
03 May 1781 near Ninety Six, South Carolina Dunlop's Corps,
(D) South Carolina Militia
04 May 1781 Elizabethtown, New Jersey Unidentified Corps
05 May 1781 North Castle, New York (D) Westchester County Militia
05 May 1781 Bergen County, New Jersey (D) Loyal Refugee Volunteers,
(D) Westchester County Militia
09 May 1781 Staten Island, New York (D) 1st Battalion, New Jersey Volunteers,
(D) Richmond County Militia
09 May 1781 Brooklyn, New York (D) King's County Militia
09 May 1781 Petersburg, Virginia Queen's American Rangers
11 May 1781 James' Plantation, South Carolina King's American Regiment
11 May 1781 Orangeburgh, South Carolina Unidentified Corps
12 May 1781 Fort Motte, South Carolina (D) 1st Battalion, DeLancey's Brigade,
(D) South Carolina Light Dragoons (Starcloff's),
(D) South Carolina Militia
13 May 1781 Long Island Sound Loyal Refugee Volunteers
14 May 1781 Croton Bridge, New York Westchester County Militia
15 May 1781 Fort Granby, South Carolina Prince of Wales American Regiment,
(D) South Carolina Militia
18 May 1781 Fort Lee, New Jersey Loyal Refugee Volunteers
18 May 1781 North Castle, New York (D) Westchester County Militia
20 May 1781 Stanwick, Connecticut (D) Westchester County Militia
21 May 1781 Fort Galphin, South Carolina (D) 3rd Battalion, New Jersey Volunteers,
(D) King's (Carolina) Rangers,
(D) South Carolina Militia
22 May 1781 Bedford, New York (D) Westchester County Militia
23 May 1781 Fort Grierson, Augusta, Georgia (D) King's (Carolina) Rangers,
(D) Georgia Militia
28 May 1781 North Castle, New York (D) Westchester County Militia
31 May 1781 Blue Point, Long Island, New York (D) Suffolk County Militia
31 May 1781 Saw Pitts, New York (D) Westchester County Militia
     May 1781 Fork Saltketcher, South Carolina (D) South Carolina Militia
     May 1781 Edisto, South Carolina (D) South Carolina Militia
     May 1781 Halifax, North Carolina British Legion,
(D) Royal North Carolina Regiment
03 Jun 1781 Philipsburgh Manor, New York (D) Westchester County Militia
03 Jun 1781 Connecticut (D) Associated Loyalists,
Unidentified Refugees
03 Jun 1781 Horse Shoe, South Carolina (D) Queen's American Rangers
04 Jun 1781 Wantoole, South Carolina Unidentified Corps
23 May-05 Jun 1781 Siege of Augusta, Georgia (D) 3rd Battalion, New Jersey Volunteers,
(D) South Carolina Royalists,
King's (Carolina) Rangers,
(D) Georgia Loyalists,
(D) West Florida Refugees,
(D) Georgia Militia
07 Jun 1781 Titus Bridge, Connecticut (D) Westchester County Militia
10 Jun 1781 Baron Island, New York (D) Garrison Battalion,
(D) Westchester County Militia
12 Jun 1781 Bedford Purchase, New York (D) Westchester County Militia
16 Jun 1781 New Jersey, opposite Staten Island (D) 1st or 4th Battalion, New Jersey Volunteers
18 Jun 1781 Leet’s Island, Connecticut (D) Associated Loyalists
22 May-19 Jun 1781 Siege of Ninety Six, South Carolina 1st Battalion, DeLancey's Brigade,
3rd Battalion, New Jersey Volunteers,
(D) South Carolina Militia
20 Jun 1781 Setaulket, New York (D) Associated Loyalists,
(D) Suffolk County Militia
07-21 Jun 1781 Relief of Ninety Six under Lord Rawdon (D) Royal Highland Emigrants,
Volunteers of Ireland,
New York Volunteers,
(D) British Legion,
(D) South Carolina Royalists,
Provincial Light Infantry,
South Carolina Light Dragoons (Starcloff's),
(D) South Carolina Militia
21-22 Jun 1781 Pleasant Valley, New Jersey (D) 1st Battalion, New Jersey Volunteers,
4th Battalion, New Jersey Volunteers,
Loyal American Regiment,
Stewart’s Troop of Light Dragoons
23 Jun 1781 Stamford, Connecticut (D) Westchester County Militia
25 Jun 1781 Trembly’s Point, New Jersey (D) 1st Battalion, New Jersey Volunteers,
(D) Richmond County Militia,
(D) Robins’ Company of Refugees
25 Jun 1781 Greenwich, Connecticut (D) Westchester County Militia
25 Jun 1781 Mile Square, New York (D) Westchester County Militia
26 Jun 1781 Spencer's Ordinary, Virginia Queen's American Rangers,
(D) New York Volunteers
26 Jun 1781 Quaker Ridge, New York (D) Westchester County Militia
28 Jun 1781 Philipsburgh, New York (D) Westchester County Militia
30 Jun 1781 Cow Neck, New York (D) Queens County Militia
     Jun 1781 Four Hole Swamp, South Carolina (D) South Carolina Militia
01 Jul 1781 Stamford, Connecticut (D) Associated Loyalists
02 Jul 1781 Philipsburgh Manor, New York (D) Westchester County Militia
02 Jul 1781 Frog’s Point, New York (D) Westchester County Militia
02 Jul 1781 Morrisania, New York Westchester County Militia
03 Jul 1781 near Friday's Ferry, South Carolina Unidentified Corps
03 Jul 1781 Philipsburgh Manor, New York (D) Westchester County Militia
05 Jul 1781 Williamson's Plantation, South Carolina N/A
06 Jul 1781 Green Spring, Virginia British Legion
07 Jul 1781 Horse Shoe, South Carolina (D) South Carolina Royalists
08 Jul 1781 Philipsburgh Manor, New York (D) Westchester County Militia
12 Jul 1781 Lloyd’s Neck, New York Volunteers of New England,
Associated Loyalists,
(D) Queens County Militia
15 Jul 1781 Goose Creek, South Carolina (D) South Carolina Militia
15 Jul 1781 Quarter House, South Carolina (D) South Carolina Royalists
16 Jul 1781 Biggin's Church, South Carolina (D) South Carolina Rangers
17 Jul 1781 near White Plains, New York (D) Westchester County Militia
17 Jul 1781 Chatham County Court House, North Carolina Fanning's Regiment, North Carolina Militia
17 Jul 1781 Shubrick's Plantation, South Carolina (D) South Carolina Rangers
21 Jul 1781 between Newark and Elizabethtown, New Jersey (D) Hatfield’s Partisans
21 Jul 1781 Horseneck, Connecticut (D) Westchester County Militia
22 Jul 1781 Elizabethtown, New Jersey (D) Hatfield’s Partisans
22 Jul 1781 Middlesex, Connecticut (D) Volunteers of New England,
(D) Associated Loyalists
24-25 Jul 1781 Westchester County, New York (D) Westchester County Militia
25 Jul 1781 Staten Island, New York (D) 4th Battalion, New Jersey Volunteers,
(D) King’s American Dragoons
27 Jul 1781 Hudson's Ferry, Georgia (D) Georgia Loyalists
29 Jul 1781 New Bridge, New Jersey (D) Loyal Refugee Volunteers
     Jul 1781 Hardwicke's, Georgia (D) Georgia Militia
02 Aug 1781 Connecticut, 3 miles from Long Island Sound (D) Volunteers of New England,
(D) Associated Loyalists
02 Aug 1781 Rockfish, North Carolina Royal North Carolina Regiment,
North Carolina Independent Light Dragoons
04 Aug 1781 Horseneck, Connecticut (D) Westchester County Militia
06 Aug 1781 Byram Bridge, New York (D) Westchester County Militia
09 Aug 1781 Saltketcher's, South Carolina (D) South Carolina Royalists
11 Aug 1781 Hackensack, New Jersey (D) Loyal Refugee Volunteers
14 Aug 1781 Newark, New Jersey (D) Loyal Refugee Volunteers
15 Aug 1781 Head of the Four Mile Branch, South Carolina (D) Orangeburgh, South Carolina Militia
20 Aug 1781 Newbern, North Carolina Royal North Carolina Regiment,
North Carolina Independent Light Dragoons
21 Aug 1781 Tappan Zee, New York (D) Armed Boat Company
21-22 Aug 1781 Norwalk, Connecticut (D) Volunteers of New England,
(D) Associated Loyalists
23 Aug 1781 Staten Island, New York (D) Richmond County Militia
24 Aug 1781 Wells's Plantation, Bullhead, South Carolina (D) Prince of Wales American Regiment,
(D) South Carolina Militia
25 Aug 1781 Ceded Lands, Georgia (D) Indian Department,
(D) Georgia Militia
25 Aug 1781 Horseneck, Connecticut (D) Westchester County Militia
27 Aug 1781 Long Island Sound (D) Associated Loyalists
30 Aug 1781 West Haven, Connecticut (D) Associated Loyalists
30 Aug 1781 near Stratford, Connecticut (D) Associated Loyalists
31 Aug 1781 near Parker's Ferry, South Carolina South Carolina Royalists
     Aug 1781 Near Williams's Bridge, North Carolina (D) British Legion,
Royal North Carolina Regiment,
North Carolina Independent Light Dragoons
     Aug 1781 Between Saluda & Enoree Rivers, South Carolina (D) Ninety Six, South Carolina Militia
01 Sep 1781 Philipsburgh Manor, New York (D) Westchester County Militia
01 Sep 1781 Bettie's Bridge, Drowning Creek, North Carolina (D) Fanning's Regiment, North Carolina Militia,
McNeil's Regiment, North Carolina Militia
01 Sep 1781 Ceded Lands, Georgia (D) Georgia Militia
02 Sep 1781 Newark, New Jersey (D) Loyal Refugee Volunteers
05 Sep 1781 Closter, New Jersey (D) Loyal Refugee Volunteers
06 Sep 1781 New London, Connecticut Loyal American Regiment,
American Legion
06 Sep 1781 Fort Griswold, Groton, Connecticut 4th Battalion, New Jersey Volunteers
06 Sep 1781 Turkey Creek, South Carolina (D) South Carolina Militia
08 Sep 1781 Eutaw Springs, South Carolina (D) Royal Highland Emigrants,
New York Volunteers,
1st Battalion, DeLancey's Brigade,
3rd Battalion, New Jersey Volunteers,
(D) South Carolina Royalists,
Provincial Light Infantry
08 Sep 1781 near Spirit Creek, Georgia (D) Georgia Militia
10 Sep 1781 New Rochelle, New York (D) Westchester County Militia
10 Sep 1781 Ceded Lands, Georgia (D) Georgia Militia
12 Sep 1781 Hillsborough, North Carolina Fanning's Regiment, North Carolina Militia,
McNeil's Regiment, North Carolina Militia,
McDougald's Regiment, North Carolina Militia
13 Sep 1781 Lindley's Mill, North Carolina Fanning's Regiment, North Carolina Militia,
McNeil's Regiment, North Carolina Militia,
McDougald's Regiment, North Carolina Militia
13 Sep 1781 New Rochelle, New York (D) Westchester County Militia
15 Sep 1781 Oyster Pond, New York (D) Suffolk County Militia
19 Sep 1781 New Rochelle, New York (D) Westchester County Militia
23 Sep 1781 Horseneck, Connecticut (D) Westchester County Militia
     Sep 1781 Heard's Mill, Georgia (D) Georgia Militia
     Sep 1781 Pocotaligo, South Carolina (D) South Carolina Royalists
03 Oct 1781 Fort Slongo, New York Loyal Refugee Volunteers
15-16 Oct 1781 Colts Neck, New Jersey Unidentified Refugees
16 Oct 1781 Croton River, New York (D) Westchester County Militia
28 Sep-19 Oct 1781 Siege of Yorktown, Virginia Queen's American Rangers,
(D) New York Volunteers,
(D) King's American Regiment,
British Legion,
(D) 1st Battalion, DeLancey's Brigade,
(D) 3rd Battalion, New Jersey Volunteers,
(D) Prince of Wales American Regiment,
(D) Guides & Pioneers,
(D) Royal North Carolina Regiment,
(D) North Carolina Independent Company,
(D) Loyal Foresters,
(D) North Carolina Volunteers,
Virginia Volunteers,
Virginia Militia,
(D) North Carolina Militia
28 Oct 1781 North Castle, New York (D) Westchester County Militia
     Oct 1781 near Pocotaligo, South Carolina (D) Duke of Cumberland's Regiment
02 Nov 1781 White Plains, New York (D) Westchester County Militia
02 Nov 1781 Great Ogeechee, Georgia (D) King's American Regiment,
(D) King's (Carolina) Rangers
02 Nov 1781 Butler's Plantation, Georgia (D) Georgia Militia
08 Nov 1781 Horseneck, Connecticut (D) Westchester County Militia
13 Nov 1781 off Staten Island, New York Refugees led by David OLIVER
17 Nov 1781 Cloud's Creek, South Carolina Ninety Six, South Carolina Militia
23 Nov 1781 Black Point, Connecticut (D) Associated Loyalists
27 Nov 1781 East Chester, New York (D) Westchester County Militia
     Nov 1781 Orangeburgh, South Carolina Ninety Six, South Carolina Militia
     Nov 1781 Edgehill's Plantation, South Carolina Ninety Six, South Carolina Militia
01-02 Dec 1781 Harrison’s Purchase, New York (D) Westchester County Militia
03 Dec 1781 Fork of the Hoopee's River, Georgia (D) Indian Department
06 Dec 1781 Bergen Neck, New Jersey (D) Loyal Refugee Volunteers
07 Dec 1781 near McBean's Swamp, Georgia (D) Georgia Militia
21 Dec 1781 Woodbridge, New Jersey (D) Armed Boat Company
30 Dec 1781 Garden's Plantation, South Carolina (D) New York Volunteers
(D) = Detachment

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