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I checked Loescher's Vol III Officers and Noncoms for you, and found no one with the name of Sands. Rogers did a lot of recruiting for the Queens Rangers in the Connecticut area. It appears alot of recruiting in Fairfield County. In fact the Queens Rangers were planning an attack on the stores of goods in Greenwhich, Stamford, and Norwalk. Supposedly some of Rogers men were from these towns as well and were familiar with the area. However, I don't know if these raids were ever carried out. The Queens Rangers may have in fact captured Nathan Hale. Rogers supposedly took Hale to the British headquarters, and the next day Hale was executed. So, they played some role in at least the execution of Nathan Hale. The Queens Rangers also seem to be a "thorn in the side " of the americans living in the above towns mentioned. The towns of Greenwhich, Norwalk, and Stamford all have many patriot units. These people in town must have been wary of Roger's Queens Rangers. But the Queens Rangers just did not have the same flare and exploits as the earlier rangers of the French and Indian war. I Believe also that Rogers stationed his men for a while in Huntington, Long Island. Hope some of this helps! That is great that you have an ancestor who served with Rogers.
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