The American Revolution: The war that created the UE Loyalists

Interrupted Harvest Re-enactment. Fort Klock. NY 2018. King’s 8th Regiment of Foot – Light Company featured

The War of Complex Choices and Often Devastating Outcomes

The complexities of the choices made during the American Revolution as not as clear as they may seem on the surface. Each individual, family and community aligned with an ideology that would force them to face the known enemy – once called neighbour, friend and family. For many, this was a civil war which pitted brother against brother, women followed the choices made for them, tearing them away from the bonds of family.

Many UE Loyalist descended families also have Patriots in their family tree, and vice-versa – the evidence of civil war to these families.

For histories that are not related to specific engagements, battles, and regiments go to Historical Research Link.

Engagement & Battles

The Battle of Oriskany: August 1777- American Battlefield Trust

American Battlefield Trust for more!

Soldiers: Loyalist Regiments and British Regular

King’s Royal Regiment of New York (KRRNY): KRRNY: Overview – UELAC

Hessian Soldiers: 8 Fast Facts About Hessians – Journal of the American Revolution


Other Links of Interest:

Online Institute for Advanced Loyalist Studies

The American Revolution – History Channel (videos and documents)