Using the menu bar above you can read about the history of the 2nd Albany, a militia group based in Schenectedy during the American Revolutionary War. While the group did not see a large amount of action during the war, the roll that they played was pivitol.

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They, and other militias in the area, formed a core of protection for the Albany area that helped keep the British Army and the Loyalist Militias from establishing a base of operations there. If a base were to be established in Albany and in the Hudson River Valley as a whole, it would serve to cut the colonies in half. This would cut the New England colonies off from the rest of the colonies, greatly strengthing the British and Loyalist cause.

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