British Army

This is a list of British units in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) who fought against the American... Read more
Thomas Gage

circa 1768-1769
oil on canvas
Height: 127 cm (50 in.), Width: 100.97 cm (39.75 in.)

Yale Center for British Art

New Haven, CT

Copley, John Singletonnotes
Thomas Gage (1719 or 1720 – 2 April 1787) was a British general, best known for his many years of service in North America, including his role as military commander in the early days of the American Revolution. Born to an aristocratic family in England, he entered military service, seeing action in the French and Indian War, where he served...
Colonel John Montresor

c. 1771
oil on canvas
30 x 25 in. 76.2 x 63.5 cm Framed: 38 x 33 x 3 1/2 in.

Detroit Institute of Arts

Detroit, MI

Copley, John Singletonnotes
Captain John Montresor (22 April 1736 – 26 June 1799) was a British military engineer in North America. Revolutionary-Era America Stationed at Fort George (the former site of Fort William Henry) in 1765, he witnessed rioting in Albany and New York City in response to the Stamp Act, and in the same year was promoted to captain lieutenant, and...
Charles Cornwallis, First Marquis of Cornwallis

ca. 1792
57 x 45 in. (cm. 144.8 x 114.3)

Guildhall Library and Guildhall Art Gallery

London, UK

Copley, John Singletonnotes
Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis KG (31 December 1738 – 5 October 1805), styled Viscount Brome between 1753 and 1762 and known as The Earl Cornwallis between 1762 and 1792, was a British Army officer and colonial administrator. In the United States and the United Kingdom he is best remembered as one of the leading British generals in...
Admiral of the Fleet Howe

Oil on canvas
77.2 × 119.4 cm (30.4 × 47 in)

National Maritime Museum

London, Greater London, UK

Copley, John Singletonnotes
Admiral of the Fleet Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe KG (8 March 1726 – 5 August 1799) was a British naval officer, notable in particular for his service during the American War of Independence and French Revolutionary Wars. He was the brother of William and George Howe. Howe joined the navy at the age of thirteen and served throughout the War of...
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