Thank you both for your replies.
Kim, is it possible to get access to this thesis?
In the meantime, I will keep searching for any little tidbit of information on these unique units.
Speaking of tidbits of information; Francis Scott key of 'Star Spangled banner' fame, was "a volunteer in the light artillery commanded by Major Peter." Ref: Lossing, Pictorial Filed Book of The War of 1812, p956.
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