British 22nd Regiment of Foot
The 22nd Regiment of Foot was sent to Boston shortly after the Battle of Bunker Hill. Their regimental commander, being present before their arrival, had been killed leading an attack during the Battle. With the city under siege, the 22nd left Boston for Halifax. The regiment was later deployed to New York in 1776 and took part in the battles in and around New York and Long Island. The regiment left New York after the Continentals had been driven out and took up duty in Newport Rhode Island. Just prior to their landing, the rebels abandoned their positions in Newport. In 1778 the regiment was heavily engaged on Newport Island which was under attack by the rebels, inspired by their victories at Saratoga.