How Many Loyalists?

Estimations by many historians suggest that about 40 to 45 percent of all the American colonists were Patriots and actively supported the revolution. At least 25,000 Loyalists fought for the British and made up 15 to 20 percent of colonists. Many of the Loyalists were apart of the Royal Navy and would fight alongside the Redcoats. The rest of the colonists were neutral and tried to maintain a low profile during the war.

A political cartoon of the Loyalists during 1783.

A political cartoon of the Loyalists during 1783.

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