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Kingston in Frontenac County, Ontario — Central Canada

The King's Royal Regiment of New York

The King's Royal Regiment of New York Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Jamie Abel, April 3, 2002
1. The King's Royal Regiment of New York Marker
Behind and to the right of the marker, across Kingston Harbor, stands a Martello tower at Fort Frederick. A series of four such towers were built here shortly after the War of 1812.
Inscription. The largest Loyalist Corps in the Northern Department during the American Revolution, the King's Royal Regiment of New York was raised on June 19, 1776 under the command of Sir John Johnson. Originally composed of one battalion with ten companies, it was authorized to add a second battalion in 1780. The regiment, known as the "Royal Yorkers," participated in the bitter war fought on the colonial frontier. It conducted raids against settlements in New York and was also employed in garrison duty. When active campaigning ceased in 1783, the regiment assumed various responsibilities, notably the establishment of a base here, in preparation for the settlement of the Loyalists. It was then fully disbanded, its officers and men settling new New Johnstown (Cornwall) and in the Cataraqui townships.
Erected by Ontario Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Citizenship and Culture.
Location. 44° 13.777′ N, 76° 28.814′ W. Marker is in Kingston, Ontario, in Frontenac County. Marker is on Ontario Street 0 kilometers north of Clarence Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. The marker stands in a park directly across the street from the front side of the Kingston City Hall. Marker is in this post office area: Kingston, Ontario K7K, Canada.
Other nearby markers.
The King's Royal Regiment of New York Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Jamie Abel, April 3, 2002
2. The King's Royal Regiment of New York Marker
The marker can be seen across the street from Kingston City Hall, directly above the trash can in the foreground.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Market Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Louis de Buade Comte de Frontenac et de Palluau (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Point Frederick Artillery Battery (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Sir James Lucas Yeo (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Point Frederick (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Point Frederick Buildings (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Fort Frederick (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Commodore’s Residence, 1815 (approx. 0.9 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Kingston.
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
The King's Royal Regiment of New York Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Jamie Abel, April 3, 2002
3. The King's Royal Regiment of New York Marker
Just to the right of and behind the marker stands the Shoal Martello Tower in Kingston Harbor, with the Fort Frederick tower looming in the background.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 759 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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