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robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2021 4:06 p.m. PST

Searches are failing me. When Rogers was removed from command of the Queen's Rangers, the British also canned 22 of his 26 commissioned officers. They fought this for years, arguing for reinstatement or some sort of compensation without success. But does anyone know their names? Surely somewhere in Howe's correspondence there was an order to stop paying the named individuals, but not even the recent history of the Queen's Rangers names them as a body. (You get individual names here and there.) Has anyone ever seen a list?


DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2021 7:56 p.m. PST

The only list I saw at first – seems to be available only in the Files at National Archives in Kew. Based on a lawsuit by John Griffiths (lt) against Howe and Innes after the war


However later came across a dissertation including Appendix 4 showing 10 company officers
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Sources listed Queen‘s Rangers, New Appointments March 1777 PRO: TS 11/221.
2 Muster Rolls from 22 August 1777 to 24 November 1777, C Series Vol. 1861, National Archives of Canada.
Source: List of Officers of the Queen‘s Rangers under the Command of Lt. Col. Robert Rogers, n.d.
[early 1777?] ; Queen‘s Rangers, New Appointments March 1777, both TS 11/221 PRO.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP18 Sep 2021 3:43 a.m. PST

Thank you, Disaster! Kew's a log drive from Indiana, but at least there is hope. And I'll be using that dissertation today.

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