2d New York Regiment

2d New York Regiment

Authorized 25 May 1775 in the Continental Army as the 4th New York Regiment and assigned to the New York (subsequently Northern) Department. Organized 28 June - 4 August 1775 to consist of ten companies from Westchester, Dutchess, Kings, Queens, and Richmond Counties.
Reorganized and redesignated 12-24 April 1776 as the 3d New York Regiment to consist of eight companies; concurrently, relieved from the Northern Department and assigned to Stirling's Brigade, an element of the Main Army. Relieved 12 August 1776 from Stirling's Brigade and assigned to McDougall's Brigade, an element of the Main Army. Relieved 11 December 1776 from McDougall's Brigade and assigned to Sargent's Brigade, an element of the Main Army.
Reorganized and redesignated 26 January 1777 as the 2d New York Regiment to consist of eight companies; concurrently, relieved from Sargent's Brigade and assigned to the Highlands Department. Assigned 12 June 1777 to McDougall's Brigade an element of the Highlands Department. Relieved 16 August 1777 from McDougall's Brigade and assigned to the Northern Department. Assigned 22 August 1777 to the New Hampshire Brigade, an element of the Northern Department. (New Hampshire Brigade relieved 23 October 1777 from the Northern Department and assigned to the Main Army.)
Relieved 22 July 1788 from the New Hampshire Brigade and assigned to the New York Brigade, an element of the Main Army. Relieved 17 October 1778 from the New York Brigade and assigned to the the Northern Department. Relieved 19 April 1779 from the Northern Department and assigned to Hand's Brigade, an element of the Main Army. Reorganized 30 May 1779 to consist of nine companies. Relieved 26 June 1779 from Hand's Brigade and assigned to the New Hampshire Brigade, an element of the Main Army. Relieved 23 August 1779 from the New Hampshire Brigade and assigned to the New York Brigade, an element of the Main Army. (New York Brigade relieved 30 May 1780 from the Main Army and assigned to the Northern Department; relieved 19 June 1780 from the Main Army and assigned to the Highlands Department; relieved 6 November 1780 from the Highlands Department and assigned to the Northern Department.)
Consolidated 1 January 1781 with the 4th and 5th New York Regiments and consolidated unit designated as the 2d New York regiment; concurrently, assigned to the New York Brigade, an element of the Northern Department. (New York Brigade relieved 16 August 1781 from the Northern Department and assigned to the Main Army.) Furloughed 2 June 1783 at Newburgh. Disbanded 15 November 1783.

Engagements
Invasion of Canada
Defense of Canada
New York City
Trenton - Princeton
Saratoga
Philadelphia - Monmouth
Iroquois 1779
Yorktown

The information contained in these unit lineages is taken fromThe Continental Army by Robert K. Wright Jr. published by the Center of Military History, 1989.

Last updated: February 26, 2015

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