The King's American Regiment was formed at Flat Bush, New York, under the command of Colonel Edmund Fanning (1739-1818), on December 11, 1776. The regiment was comprised of Loyalists from New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, and was stationed at Kingsbridge for much of 1777. On October 6, 1777, the regiment participated in attacks at Forts Clinton and Montgomery under General Henry Clinton. In 1778 and 1779, the corps carried out attacks in Rhode Island and Connecticut, and in 1780 they were sent to Charleston, South Carolina, to join the Southern Campaign. They spent the winter of 1781 in Savannah, Georgia, and returned to New York in December 1782, when the British evacuated Charleston. The regiment became part of the 4th American Regiment on March 7, 1781, and disbanded in 1783.