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Regiments of Foot Deployment by Geographic Region and Date



This page provides a rough guide to general dates and deployments of various British military units from 1641 to 1870 within North America, including the "West Indies" (Caribbean). The table is divided into grids showing both elements. . Please note the following:

Only Regiments which were stationed with British North America to 1870 are covered
Primary stations are identified. If a unit moved through a  number of stations then they have been placed under "Canada"
Units based in the Caribbean and what was to become the USA (to 1782) are not identifed by specific station at this time.
Regiments can be reported in more than one area within a time period due to transfer or split battalion assignments
For a more detailed summary of each regiment's history see the Regimental Pages
Dragoons, Guards and Corps (Royal Sappers, Royal Artillery) are not specified due to the "attached" nature of their deployments
This table is a preliminary effort. More detail and sophistication will follow
 
 
 

Regiments of Foot Deployment by Geographic Region and Date 
 
Ontario
Quebec
Atlantic
Canada
USA
Caribbean
Era
includes Canada West, Upper Canada includes Canada East, Lower Canada includes Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island General deployments covering multiple stations All deployments prior to 1783 including West Indies, Barbados, Bermuda and Cuba
1641 to 1755 2 - 11 - 36 6 - 28 - 29 -30 -32- 40 - 45 - 47 -55 - 59 48 - 59
1756 to 1763
Seven Years War/ 
French and Indian War
1757 Deployments
1- 15 -17 -27 - 28 - 40 - 42 - 43 - 47 - 48 - 58 - 60 1 - 17 - 22 - 27 - 28 - 29 - 40 - 43 -  45 - 48 - 60 35 - 44 - 55 - 78 - 80 34 - 44 - 46 - 77 - 94 15 - 27 - 28 - 35 - 40 - 42 - 43 - 47 - 48 - 58 - 60 - 63 - 94
1764 to 1783
American Revolution 
(1775-1783)
8 - 9 7 - 20 - 21 - 26 - 31 - 84 18 - 64 - 74 27 - 29 - 34 - 52 - 53 - 55 - 69 3 - 4 - 5 - 7 - 10 - 14 - 15 - 16 -17 - 18 - 19 - 20 - 21 - 22 - 23 - 24 - 26 - 27 - 28 - 30 - 31 - 33 - 35 - 37 - 38 - 40 - 42 - 43 - 44 - 45 - 46 - 47 - 48 - 49 - 52 - 54 - 55 - 57 - 59 - 60 - 63 - 64 - 65 - 71 -  76 - 80 - 82 - 83 - 3 - 6 - 14 - 27 - 28 - 46 -  48 - 49 - 50 -55 - 60 
1784 to 1811
49 4  - 8 - 16 - 17 - 21 - 23 - 29 - 42 - 57 - 84  5 - 6 - 7 - 24 - 26 - 29 - 31 - 34 - 38 - 44 - 47 -53 - 54 - 66 - 70 - 82 -100 8 - 19 - 23 - 40 - 46 - 60 - 64 - 82 - 95 -96 - 98 - 99 - 101 - 102
1812 to 1818
War of 1812 
(1812-1814)
1 - 3 - 6 - 37 - 41 - 49 - 57 - 62 - 70 - 82 - 89 - 100 13 - 27 - 39 - 41 - 58 - 88 - 90 4 - 21 - 29 - 60 - 62 - 64 - 93 - 98 - 102  5 - 8 - 9 - 16 - 76 - 81 - 95 - 97 - 99 - 101 - 103 - 104 21 - 40 - 43 - 44 - 85 - 93 60 - 90
1819 to 1830
70 15 - 37 - 66  52 - 60 -  96 65 - 68 - 71 - 76 - 74 - 79 37 - 60 - 65 - 74 - 81 
1831 to 1854
1838 Rebellion
  8 - 14 -  42 - 56 - 64 - 72 - 76 1 - 6 - 10 - 11 - 15 - 16 - 19 - 20 - 24 - 26 - 32 - 33 - 34 -  36 - 37 - 38 - 43 - 46 - 52 - 54 - 60 - 66 - 67 - 68 - 69 - 70 - 71 - 73 - 77 - 79 - 81 - 82 - 83 - 85 - 88 - 89 - 93 - 97 -  20 - 26 - 33 - 36 - 38 - 42 - 46 - 52 - 54 - 60 - 66 - 67 - 70 - 71 - 74 - 76 - 77 - 88 - 89 - 93 -
1855 to 1870
Trent Affair 1861
Confederation 1867
Regiments withdrawl
1866-1870
  2 - 61 - 63 - 76 - 84 - 87  7 - 9 - 12 - 15 - 16 -17 - 19 - 20 - 23 - 26 - 29 - 32 - 39 - 47 - 53 - 60 - 62 - 65 - 66 - 69 - 76 - 78 - 96 - 97 - Rifle Brigade (ex-95) 15 - 16 - 19 - 20 - 26 - 29 - 39 - 47 - 61 - 65 - 69 - 84
December 08, 2003