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Re: [AmRevolution] 63rd Regiment of Foot

A few possible leads for you.

From the Loyalist Institute Website:

Regular Army/Navy
Wemyss to Andre´, 1780

Gibb's House 27th February 1780

Sir

Three days ago, I reported our having lost a Man by desertion, to General Huyne. I am now to inform you that he was taken up by Three Black Men at a distant part of the Island, & brought here last night. He wanted one of them to carry him to Charlestown.

This Fellow is one of our last recruits from England, & is a most infamous Villain. He has (before he joined the 63d) deserted from both Land & Sea Service, & from the Rebell Service.

If the Commander in Chief is not inclined to bring him to a General Court Martial, I hope he will approve of my drumming him out of the Regt., After which I mean to turn him over to One of [our] Galleys.

I am with much regard

Your Most Obedt. Huml. Servant
J. WEMYSS Majr.
63d Regt.

Major ANDRE

Deputy Adjt. Genl.

Head Quarters

University of Michigan, William L. Clements Library, Sir Henry Clinton Papers, Volume 87, item 9.

Siege of Charlestown
Return of Killed and Wounded

Return of the Killed and Wounded of the Troops under the Command of His Excellency General Sir Henry CLINTON from their debarkation in So. Carolina the 11th February to the Surrender of Charlestown 12th May 1780.

British

Royal Artillery

5 Rank & file Killed; 7 Rank & file Wounded.

1st Battn. Lt. Infantry

8 Rank & file Killed; 1 Serjeant, 17 Rank & file Wounded.

2nd do do

11 Rank & file Killed; 1 Lieutenant, 12 Rank & file Wounded.

Detachmt. of do

3 Rank & file Killed; 7 Rank & file Wounded.

1st Battn. Grenadiers

1 Serjeant, 4 Rank & file Killed; 2 Lieutenants, 1 Serjeant, 13 Rank & file Wounded.

2nd do do

10 Rank & file Killed; 1 Lieutenant, 11 Rank & file Wounded.

7th Regiment

1 Rank & file Killed; 2 Rank & file Wounded.

23rd Regiment

4 Rank & file Wounded.

33rd Regiment

1 Rank & file Killed; 2 Rank & file Wounded.

42nd Regiment

2 Rank & file Killed.

63rd Regiment

4 Rank & file Wounded.

64th Regiment

1 Rank & file Wounded.

71st Regiment

2 Ensigns, 6 Rank & file Killed; 1 Captain, 1 Lieutenant, 14 Rank & file Wounded.

Total British

2 Ensigns, 1 Serjeant, 51 Rank & file Killed; 1 Captain, 5 Lieutenants, 2 Serjeants, 94 Rank & file Wounded.

German

Jagers

7 Rank & file Killed; 14 Rank & file Wounded.

Linsing

2 Rank & file Killed; 7 Rank & file Wounded.

Lengerck

1 Rank & file Killed; 15 Rank & file Wounded.

Schuler

3 Rank & file Killed; 18 Rank & file Wounded.

Graff

2 Rank & file Killed; 2 Lieutenants, 8 Rank & file Wounded.

Huyne

5 Rank & file Wounded.

Total German

15 Rank & file Killed; 2 Lieutenants, 67 Rank & file Wounded.

Provincial

N York Volunteers

2 Rank & file Killed; 1 Rank & file Wounded.

British Legion

5 Rank & file Killed; 9 Rank & file Wounded.

So. Carolina Royalists

3 Rank & file Wounded.

Ferguson’s Corps

5 Rank & file Wounded.

Total Provincial

7 Rank & file Killed; 18 Rank & file Wounded.

Total British, German & Provincial

2 Ensigns, 1 Serjeant, 73 Rank & file Killed; 1 Captain, 7 Lieutenants, 2 Serjeants, 179 Rank & file Wounded.

Officers Names

Killed
71st Regiment Ensn. McGREGOR
Ensn. CAMERON

Wounded
22nd Regt. G: Compy. Lieut. WHITE
33rd do Lieut. BEVOR
42nd do Lieut. GRANT
64th do Lt. Infy. Lieut. FREEMAN
71st Regt. Captn. McLEOD
Lieut. WILSON
Graff’s Grenadrs. Lieut. FRITSCH
Lieut. OETHANSS

[signed] H CLINTON

Great Britain, Public Record Office, Colonial Office, Class 5, Volume 99, folio 246.

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