SNY-12 Two Infantry Advancing, 2nd New York Regiment, Continental Army
John Jenkins Designs
The 2nd New York Regiment was authorized on May 25, 1775, and formed at Albany from June 28 to August 4 for service with the Continental Army under the command of Colonel Goose Van Schaick. This was one of four regiments raised by the Province of New York in the early summer of 17775, for the Continental service. The four New York regiments were brigaded under Brigadier General Montgomery. Each regiment had a different colored uniform coat. The enlistments of the first establishment ended on December 31, 1775. The second establishment of the 2nd New York regiment was authorized on January 19, 1776.
The regiment would see action in the Invasion of Canada, Battle of Valcour Island, Battle of Saratoga, Battle of Monmouth, the Sullivan Expedition and the Battle of Yorktown. The regiment would be furloughed, June 2, 1783, at Newburgh, New York and disbanded November 15, 1783.