- At dusk on 14 October, two 400-man columns, one French grenadiers and chasseurs, the other American light infantry under Alexander Hamilton, attacked two redoubts in advance of the main British line.
- In the old photos the cemetery hill is bare, but now it is wooded over, and the Hussars, Cossacks, infantrymen, grenadiers and all the rest are lying in the shade of the trees.
- By this time though, the grenade itself had been largely dropped from the infantryman's armoury and grenadiers were simply soldiers selected for their appearance and height.
- By the time of the Napoleonic wars grenadiers had been reformed into new units as new warfare techniques simply outdated them.
- The grenade may also have gone off prematurely as fuses were temperamental and several grenadiers in that era lost hands because of this.