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American Legion (Great Britain)
American Legion reenactors at Colonial Williamsburg
|Disbanded||24 October 1783|
|Role||Cavalry and infantry|
|Part of||British American Forces|
|Engagements||American War of Independence|
|Commanding Officer||Brigadier General Benedict Arnold|
The American Legion is notable for the fact that Brigadier General Benedict Arnold was commander. It was organised in October 1780 at New York. It accompanied him in his raid upon Virginia and did good service. It was also with him in his expedition into Connecticut in September 1781 in which two forts were stormed and dismantled and the town of New London plundered and burned. The Legion was disbanded on 24 October 1783 in New Brunswick.
- Collections of the New Brunswick Historical Society. Volume I. Saint John, N. B.: The Daily Telegraph Steam Book and Job Print. 1894. pp. 210-211. OL 7199069M – via Internet Archive. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
- Katcher, Philip R. N. (1973). Encyclopedia of British, Provincial, and German Army Units—1775–1783. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Stackpole Books. p. 82. ISBN 0-8117-0542-0. OCLC 514627. OL 5291651M.
- Allen, Thomas B. (2010-11-09). Tories: Fighting for the King in America's First Civil War (p. 321). Harper Collins, Inc. Kindle Edition.
- Index to American Legion History at the Loyalist Institute (royalprovincial.com)
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