AMERICAN INFANTRY REGIMENTS AND INDEPENDENT BATTALIONS: TO 1783 - PART 1

The Revolutionary Army

I have shown Continental units first. Since there were two Canadian regiments, the rebels clearly meant to carry the war to the British, by deflecting attention. The recently conquered French in Canada had no apparent love for the 'English' colonials and rejected the opportunity to join in the rebellion. Cavalry and artillery are widely involved in combat by their nature, and are usually conceived by commanders as integral components with infantry in the winning of land battles. Cavalry, artillery, and infantry were (and still are) deployed as mutually-supporting, manoeuver elements in land battles. Cavalry and artillery units often participated at less than full unit strength in detachments, or companies, to spread their support for the infantry, which is accepted as the principal manoeuver element. I have divided the state units into the categories assigned by those states (Continental, New England, Militia, etc).[1]

Patriot State & Continental Infantry

Unit Name

Service

Continental

1st Canadian Regiment

Commander: Colonel Livingston

1775, The Canadian Regiment, 1776, 1st Canadian Regiment, 1781, Disbanded.

American Revolution. 18 September-3 November 1775, Siege of Fort St. Jean; 25 September-12 November 1775, Battles for Montréal; 19 October 1775, Battle of Fort Chambly; 8-31 December 1775, Siege and Failed Battle of Québec; 1 January - 2 July 1776, Failed Defence of Montréal and Trois Rivières; 2 July-3 November 1776, Battle of Lake Champlain; 8 July 1777, Battle of Fort Anne; 4-22 August 1777, Defeated Siege of Fort Stanwix; 6 August 1777, Battle of Oriskany; 1778-1779, 23 June 1780, Battle of Springfield; 29 August 1778, Battle of Quaker Hill.

2nd Canadian Regiment

Commander: Colonel Moses Hazen

1776, 2nd Canadian Regiment, 1781, The Canadian Regiment, 1783, Disbanded.

American Revolution. 6 May 1776, Defeated at 2nd Battle of Plains of Abraham; 16 May 1776, Defeated Captured and Surrendered Fort Cedars; 8 June 1776, Defeated at Failed Battle of Trois-Rivières; 14 June 1776, Defeated at Battle of Sorel; 16 June 1776, Defeated and Surrendered Fort Chambly; 24 June 1776, Defeated at Battle of Fort Île aux Noix; 18-20 November 1776, Defeated and Surrendered Fort Lee; 1 December, Battle o f New Brunswick; 13 December, Defeated at Battle of Basking Ridge; 17 December 1776, Battle of Springfield; 26 December, Defeated British at Battle of Trenton; 2 January 1777, Battle of Assumpsick Bridge; 3 January 1777, Defeated British at Battle of Princeton; 6 January 1777, Raided Elizabethtown; 20-22 January 1777, Defeated British at Battle of Somerset Courthouse; 20 January 1777, Battle of Millstone; 8 March 1777, Battle of Amboy; 8 March 1777, Battle of Punk Hill; 19 April 1777, Defeated at Battle of Woodbridge; 10 May 1777, Defeated at Battle of Piscataway; 19- 26 June 1777, Defeated British at Battle of New Brunswick; 26 June 1777, Defeated at Battle of Woodbridge; 26 June 1777, Defeated British at Battle of Short Hills; 11 September 1777, Defeated at Battle of Brandywine; 11 September 1777, Battle of Chadd's Ford; 20 September 1777, Defeated at Battle of Paoli's Tavern; 4 October 1777, Defeated at Battle of Germantown; 2-15 November 1777, Defeated at Battle of Fort Mifflin; 5-8 December 1777, Defeated British at Battle of Whitemarsh; 6 December 1777, Battle of Chestnut Hill; 7 December 1777, Battle of Edge Hill; 1780, Garrisoned New Jersey; 25 January 1780, Battle of Elizabethtown; 22 March-16 April 1780, Battle of Paramus; 15 April 1780, Battle of Newark; 7-23 June 1780, Battle of Connecticut Farms; 12 June 1780, Battle of Middletown; 23 June 1780, Defeated British at Battle of Springfield; 19 July 1780, Battle of Bergen; 21 July 1780, Battle of Blockhouse; 14 May 1781, Defeated at Battle of Croton River; 3 July 1781, Defeated at Battle of King's Bridge; 9 July 1781, Defeated at Battle of Currytown; 10 July 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Sharon Springs Swamp; 15 July 1781, Battle of Tarrytown; 22 August 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Warwarsing; 10 October 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Treadwell's Neck; 16 October 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Monck's Corner; 24 October 1781, Battle of Johnson Hall; 25 October 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Johnstown; 30 October 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Jerseyfield; 3 January 1781, Defeated at Battle of Hood's Point; 5-7 January 1781, Defeated at Battle of Richmond; 8 January 1781, Defeated at Battle of Charles City Courthouse; 16 March 1781, Battle of Chesapeake Bay; 25 April 1781, Defeated at Battle of Petersburg; 25 April 1781, Defeated at Battle of Blanford; 27 April 1781, Defeated at Battle of Osborne; 27 April 1781, Defeated at Battle of Chesterfield Courthouse; 29 April 1781, Defeated at Battle of Richmond; 27 May 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Osborne's; 4 June 1781, Defeated at Battle of Charlottesville; 5 June 1781, Defeated at Battle of Point of Forks; 26 June 1781, Defeated at Battle of Spencer's Tavern; 6 July 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Green Spring; 28 September-19 October 1781, Defeated British who Surrendered at Battle and Siege of Yorktown.

Knowlton's Rangers

Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Knowlton

1775, Knowlton's Connecticut Rangers, 1776, Knowlton's Rangers, 1776, Disbanded.

American Revolution. 16 September 1776, Battle of Harlem Heights; 16 November 1776, Surrendered and Captured with Fort Washington.

Whitcomb's Independent Corps of Rangers

Commander: Major Benjamin Whitcomb

1776, Whitcomb's Independent Corps of Rangers, 1781, Disbanded.

American Revolution. 11-12 October 1776, Defeated at Battle of Valcour Island; 12 October 1776, Defeated at Battle of Split Rock on Lake Champlain; 12 October 1776, Defeated British at Battle of Throg's Neck; 14 October 1776, Defeated and Surrendered Crown Point; 5-6 July 1777, Defeated at Battle and Capture of Fort Ticonderoga; 7 July 1777, Defeated at Battle of Hubbardton; 8 July 1777, Defeated at Battle of Fort Ann; July 1777, Defeated at Battle and Capture of Fort Edward; 16 August 1777, Defeated British and Germans at Battle of Bennington; 17-19 September 1777, Defeated British at Battle of Freeman's Farm; 18 September 1777, Battle of Lake George; 7 October 1777, Defeated British at Battle of Bemis Heights; 11-17 October 1777, British Defeated and Surrendered at Saratoga; 1777-1781, Garrisoned Fort Ranger; 23 June 1780, Defeated British at Battle of Springfield.

Connecticut: Continental (1775, formed New England Army, shifted forces in 1776 to new Continental Army)

1st Connecticut Regiment

Commanders: Colonels 1777, Jedediah Huntington, Josiah Starr, 1781, Sherman

1777, 1st Connecticut Regiment, 1781, Amalgamated to form 5th Connecticut Regiment, 1783, Disbanded.

American Revolution. 17 January 1777, Battle of King's Bridge; 18-29 January 1777, Defeated at Failed Siege of Fort Independence; 25 January 1777, Battle of West Farms; 16 March 1777, Battle of Ward's House; 16 March 1777, Battle of Westchester County; 16 March 1777, Battle of Ward's House; 23 March 1777, Defeated British at Battle of Peekskill; 23 March 1777, Battle of Sagg Harbor; 24 March 1777, Battle of Highlands; 16 June, Crown Point; 5-6 July 1777, Defeated and Surrendered Fort Carillon/Ticonderoga; 6 July 1777, Defeated at Battle of Skenesboro; 8 July 1777, Defeated at Battle of Fort Ann; 29-30 July 1777, Defeated and Surrendered Fort Edward; 2 August 1777, Battle of Moses Kill; 2-22 August 1777, Defeated British at Siege and Captured Fort Stanwix; 6 August 1777, Defeated at Battle of Oriskany; 21-22 August 1777, Defeated British at Battle of Staten Island; 22 August 1777, Defeated at Battle of Setauket; 19 September 1777, Defeated British at Battle of Stillwater; 19 September 1777, Defeated at Battle of Freeman's Farm; 19 September 1777, Battle of Bemus Heights; 24 September 1777, Failed Capture of Fort Carillon/Ticonderoga; 7 October 1777, Battle of Stillwater; 11-17 October 1777, Defeated British who Surrendered at Battle of Saratoga; 10 December 1777, Battle of Long Island; 18 March 1778, Battle of Quinton's Bridge; 21 March 1778, Battle of Hancock's Bridge; 17 April 1777, Battle of Bristol; 1 May 1778, Defeated at Battle of Crooked Billet; 8th May 1778, Battle of Bordentown; 20 May 1777, Battle of Barren Hill; 16-19 June 1777, Battle of Philadelphia; 28 June 1778, Battle of Monmouth Courthouse; 14 May 1781, Defeated at Battle of Croton River; 3 July 1781, Defeated at Battle of King's Bridge; 9 July 1781, Defeated at Battle of Currytown; 10 July 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Sharon Springs Swamp; 15 July 1781, Battle of Tarrytown; 22 August 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Warwarsing; 10 October 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Treadwell's Neck; 16 October 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Monck's Corner; 24 October 1781, Battle of Johnson Hall; 25 October 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Johnstown; 30 October 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Jerseyfield.

2nd Connecticut Regiment

Commanders: Colonels 1777, Charles S Webb, Philip B Bradley

1777, 2nd Connecticut Regiment, 1781, Amalgamated to form 3rd Connecticut Regiment, 1783, Disbanded.

American Revolution. 25-27 April 1777, Defeated at Battle of Danbury; 27 April 1777, Defeated at Battle of Ridgefield; 17 January 1777, Battle of King's Bridge; 18-29 January 1777, Defeated at Failed Siege of Fort Independence; 25 January 1777, Battle of West Farms; 16 March 1777, Battle of Ward's House; 16 March 1777, Battle of Westchester County; 16 March 1777, Battle of Ward's House; 23 March 1777, Defeated British at Battle of Peekskill; 23 March 1777, Battle of Sagg Harbor; 24 March 1777, Battle of Highlands; 16 June, Crown Point; 5-6 July 1777, Defeated and Surrendered Fort Carillon/Ticonderoga; 6 July 1777, Defeated at Battle of Skenesboro; 8 July 1777, Defeated at Battle of Fort Ann; 29-30 July 1777, Defeated and Surrendered Fort Edward; 2 August 1777, Battle of Moses Kill; 2-22 August 1777, Defeated British at Siege and Captured Fort Stanwix; 6 August 1777, Defeated at Battle of Oriskany; 21-22 August 1777, Defeated British at Battle of Staten Island; 22 August 1777, Defeated at Battle of Setauket; 19 September 1777, Defeated British at Battle of Stillwater; 19 September 1777, Defeated at Battle of Freeman's Farm; 19 September 1777, Battle of Bemus Heights; 24 September 1777, Failed Capture of Fort Carillon/Ticonderoga; 5 October 1777, Defeated at Battle of Tarrytown; 6 October 1777, Defeated and Surrendered Fort Clinton and Fort Montgomery; 7 October 1777, Battle of Stillwater; 11-17 October 1777, Defeated British who Surrendered at Battle of Saratoga; 13 October 1777, Battle of Kingston; 10 December 1777, Battle of Long Island; 11 September 1777, Defeated at Battle of Brandywine; 11 September 1777, Battle of Chadd's Ford; 20 September 1777, Defeated at Battle of Paoli's Tavern; 4 October 1777, Defeated at Battle of Germantown; 2-15 November 1777, Defeated at Battle of Fort Mifflin; 5-8 December 1777, Defeated British at Battle of Whitemarsh; 6 December 1777, Battle of Chestnut Hill; 7 December 1777, Battle of Edge Hill; 18 March 1778, Battle of Quinton's Bridge; 21 March 1778, Battle of Hancock's Bridge; 17 April 1778, Battle of Bristol; 1 May 1778, Defeated at Battle of Crooked Billet; 8th May 1778, Battle of Bordentown; 20 May 1778, Battle of Barren Hill; 16-19 June 1778, Battle of Philadelphia; 28 June 1778, Battle of Monmouth Courthouse; 14 May 1781, Defeated at Battle of Croton River; 3 July 1781, Defeated at Battle of King's Bridge; 9 July 1781, Defeated at Battle of Currytown; 10 July 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Sharon Springs Swamp; 15 July 1781, Battle of Tarrytown; 22 August 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Warwarsing; 10 October 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Treadwell's Neck; 16 October 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Monck's Corner; 24 October 1781, Battle of Johnson Hall; 25 October 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Johnstown; 30 October 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Jerseyfield.

3rd Connecticut Regiment

Commanders: Colonels 1777, Samuel Wyllys

1777, 3rd Connecticut Regiment, 1781, Amalgamated to form 1st Connecticut Regiment, 1783, The Connecticut Regiment, 1783, Disbanded.

American Revolution. 17 January 1777, Battle of King's Bridge; 18-29 January 1777, Defeated at Failed Siege of Fort Independence; 25 January 1777, Battle of West Farms; 16 March 1777, Battle of Ward's House; 16 March 1777, Battle of Westchester County; 16 March 1777, Battle of Ward's House; 23 March 1777, Defeated British at Battle of Peekskill; 23 March 1777, Battle of Sagg Harbor; 24 March 1777, Battle of Highlands; 16 June, Crown Point; 5-6 July 1777, Defeated and Surrendered Fort Carillon/Ticonderoga; 6 July 1777, Defeated at Battle of Skenesboro; 8 July 1777, Defeated at Battle of Fort Ann; 29-30 July 1777, Defeated and Surrendered Fort Edward; 2 August 1777, Battle of Moses Kill; 2-22 August 1777, Defeated British at Siege and Captured Fort Stanwix; 6 August 1777, Defeated at Battle of Oriskany; 21-22 August 1777, Defeated British at Battle of Staten Island; 22 August 1777, Defeated at Battle of Setauket; 19 September 1777, Defeated British at Battle of Stillwater; 19 September 1777, Defeated at Battle of Freeman's Farm; 19 September 1777, Battle of Bemus Heights; 24 September 1777, Failed Capture of Fort Carillon/Ticonderoga; 5 October 1777, Defeated at Battle of Tarrytown; 6 October 1777, Defeated and Surrendered Fort Clinton and Fort Montgomery; 7 October 1777, Battle of Stillwater; 11-17 October 1777, Defeated British who Surrendered at Battle of Saratoga; 13 October 1777, Battle of Kingston; 10 December 1777, Battle of Long Island; 14 May 1781, Defeated at Battle of Croton River; 3 July 1781, Defeated at Battle of King's Bridge; 9 July 1781, Defeated at Battle of Currytown; 10 July 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Sharon Springs Swamp; 15 July 1781, Battle of Tarrytown; 22 August 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Warwarsing; 10 October 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Treadwell's Neck; 16 October 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Monck's Corner; 24 October 1781, Battle of Johnson Hall; 25 October 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Johnstown; 30 October 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Jerseyfield.

4th Connecticut Regiment

Commanders: Colonels 1777, John Durkee, Zebulon Butler

1777, 4th Connecticut Regiment, 1781, Amalgamated to form 1st Connecticut Regiment.

American Revolution. 11 September 1777, Defeated at Battle of Brandywine; 11 September 1777, Battle of Chadd's Ford; 20 September 1777, Defeated at Battle of Paoli's Tavern; 4 October 1777, Defeated at Battle of Germantown; 2-15 November 1777, Defeated at Battle of Fort Mifflin; 5-8 December 1777, Defeated British at Battle of Whitemarsh; 6 December 1777, Battle of Chestnut Hill; 7 December 1777, Battle of Edge Hill; 18 March 1778, Battle of Quinton's Bridge; 21 March 1778, Battle of Hancock's Bridge; 17 April 1778, Battle of Bristol; 1 May 1778, Defeated at Battle of Crooked Billet; 8th May 1778, Battle of Bordentown; 20 May 1778, Battle of Barren Hill; 16-19 June 1778, Battle of Philadelphia; 28 June 1778, Battle of Monmouth Courthouse.

5th Connecticut Regiment

Commanders: Colonels 1777, Philip Burr Bradley, Isaac Sherman

1777, 5th Connecticut Regiment, 1781, Amalgamated to form 2nd Connecticut Regiment, 1783, Disbanded.

American Revolution. 25-27 April 1777, Defeated at Battle of Danbury; 27 April 1777, Defeated at Battle of Ridgefield; 11 September 1777, Defeated at Battle of Brandywine; 11 September 1777, Battle of Chadd's Ford; 20 September 1777, Defeated at Battle of Paoli's Tavern; 4 October 1777, Defeated at Battle of Germantown; 2-15 November 1777, Defeated at Battle of Fort Mifflin; 5-8 December 1777, Defeated British at Battle of Whitemarsh; 6 December 1777, Battle of Chestnut Hill; 7 December 1777, Battle of Edge Hill; 18 March 1778, Battle of Quinton's Bridge; 21 March 1778, Battle of Hancock's Bridge; 17 April 1778, Battle of Bristol; 1 May 1778, Defeated at Battle of Crooked Billet; 8th May 1778, Battle of Bordentown; 20 May 1778, Battle of Barren Hill; 16-19 June 1778, Battle of Philadelphia; 28 June 1778, Battle of Monmouth Courthouse; 14 May 1781, Defeated at Battle of Croton River; 3 July 1781, Defeated at Battle of King's Bridge; 9 July 1781, Defeated at Battle of Currytown; 10 July 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Sharon Springs Swamp; 15 July 1781, Battle of Tarrytown; 22 August 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Warwarsing; 10 October 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Treadwell's Neck; 16 October 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Monck's Corner; 24 October 1781, Battle of Johnson Hall; 25 October 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Johnstown; 30 October 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Jerseyfield.

6th Connecticut Regiment

Commanders: Colonels 1777, William Douglas, Return, Jonathan Meigs, Butler

1777, 6th Connecticut Regiment, 1781, Amalgamated to form 4th Connecticut Regiment, 1783, Disbanded.

American Revolution. 17 January 1777, Battle of King's Bridge; 18-29 January 1777, Defeated at Failed Siege of Fort Independence; 25 January 1777, Battle of West Farms; 16 March 1777, Battle of Ward's House; 16 March 1777, Battle of Westchester County; 16 March 1777, Battle of Ward's House; 23 March 1777, Defeated British at Battle of Peekskill; 23 March 1777, Battle of Sagg Harbor; 24 March 1777, Battle of Highlands; 16 June, Crown Point; 5-6 July 1777, Defeated and Surrendered Fort Carillon/Ticonderoga; 6 July 1777, Defeated at Battle of Skenesboro; 8 July 1777, Defeated at Battle of Fort Ann; 29-30 July 1777, Defeated and Surrendered Fort Edward; 2 August 1777, Battle of Moses Kill; 2-22 August 1777, Defeated British at Siege and Captured Fort Stanwix; 6 August 1777, Defeated at Battle of Oriskany; 21-22 August 1777, Defeated British at Battle of Staten Island; 22 August 1777, Defeated at Battle of Setauket; 19 September 1777, Defeated British at Battle of Stillwater; 19 September 1777, Defeated at Battle of Freeman's Farm; 19 September 1777, Battle of Bemus Heights; 24 September 1777, Failed Capture of Fort Carillon/Ticonderoga; 5 October 1777, Defeated at Battle of Tarrytown; 6 October 1777, Defeated and Surrendered Fort Clinton and Fort Montgomery; 7 October 1777, Battle of Stillwater; 11-17 October 1777, Defeated British who Surrendered at Battle of Saratoga; 13 October 1777, Battle of Esopus; 13 October 1777, Battle of Kingston; 10 December 1777, Battle of Long Island; 14 May 1781, Defeated at Battle of Croton River; 3 July 1781, Defeated at Battle of King's Bridge; 9 July 1781, Defeated at Battle of Currytown; 10 July 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Sharon Springs Swamp; 15 July 1781, Battle of Tarrytown; 22 August 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Warwarsing; 10 October 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Treadwell's Neck; 16 October 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Monck's Corner; 24 October 1781, Battle of Johnson Hall; 25 October 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Johnstown; 30 October 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Jerseyfield.

7th Connecticut Regiment

Commander: Colonel Herman Swift

1777, 7th Connecticut Regiment, 1781, Amalgamated to form 2d Connecticut Regiment.

American Revolution. 11 September 1777, Defeated at Battle of Brandywine; 11 September 1777, Battle of Chadd's Ford; 20 September 1777, Defeated at Battle of Paoli's Tavern; 4 October 1777, Defeated at Battle of Germantown; 2-15 November 1777, Defeated at Battle of Fort Mifflin; 5-8 December 1777, Defeated British at Battle of Whitemarsh; 6 December 1777, Battle of Chestnut Hill; 7 December 1777, Battle of Edge Hill; 18 March 1778, Battle of Quinton's Bridge; 21 March 1778, Battle of Hancock's Bridge; 17 April 1778, Battle of Bristol; 1 May 1778, Defeated at Battle of Crooked Billet; 8th May 1778, Battle of Bordentown; 20 May 1778, Battle of Barren Hill; 16-19 June 1778, Battle of Philadelphia; 28 June 1778, Battle of Monmouth Courthouse.

8th Connecticut Regiment

Commanders: Colonel John Chandler

1777, 8th Connecticut Regiment, 1781, Amalgamated to form 5th Connecticut Regiment.

American Revolution. 11 September 1777, Defeated at Battle of Brandywine; 11 September 1777, Battle of Chadd's Ford; 20 September 1777, Defeated at Battle of Paoli's Tavern; 4 October 1777, Defeated at Battle of Germantown; 2-15 November 1777, Defeated at Battle of Fort Mifflin; 5-8 December 1777, Defeated British at Battle of Whitemarsh; 6 December 1777, Battle of Chestnut Hill; 7 December 1777, Battle of Edge Hill; 10 December 1777, 2nd Battle of Long Island; 18 March 1778, Battle of Quinton's Bridge; 21 March 1778, Battle of Hancock's Bridge; 17 April 1778, Battle of Bristol; 1 May 1778, Defeated at Battle of Crooked Billet; 8th May 1778, Battle of Bordentown; 20 May 1778, Battle of Barren Hill; 16-19 June 1778, Battle of Philadelphia; 28 June 1778, Battle of Monmouth Courthouse.

9th Connecticut Regiment

Commander: Colonel Samuel Blatchley Webb

1777, S B Webb's Additional Continental Regiment, 1780, 9th Connecticut Regiment, 1781, Amalgamated to form 3d Connecticut Regiment.

American Revolution. 25-27 April 1777, Defeated at Battle of Danbury; 27 April 1777, Defeated at Battle of Ridgefield; 5 October 1777, Defeated at Battle of Tarrytown; 6 October 1777, Defeated and Surrendered Forts Clinton and Montgomery; 7 October 1777, Battle of Stillwater; 13 October 1777, Battle of Esopus; 13 October 1777, Battle of Kingston; 16 October 1777, Defeated at Battle of Kingston; 11th October 1779, Defeated British at Battle of Newport; 1780, Garrisoned New Jersey; 25 January 1780, Battle of Elizabethtown; 22 March-16 April 1780, Battle of Paramus; 15 April 1780, Battle of Newark; 7-23 June 1780, Battle of Connecticut Farms; 12 June 1780, Battle of Middletown; 23 June 1780, Defeated British at Battle of Springfield; 19 July 1780, Battle of Bergen; 21 July 1780, Battle of Blockhouse.

Connecticut: New England (1775, formed New England Army, shifted forces in 1776 to new Continental Army)

1st Connecticut Regiment

Commander: Colonel David Wooster

1775, 1st Connecticut Regiment, 1775, Disbanded.

American Revolution. 19 April 1775-17 March 1776, Defeated British at Siege of Boston; 10 September-2 November 1775, Defeated British by Siege and Captured Fort St Jean; 25 September 1775, Defeated at Battle of Montréal; 18 October 1775, Battle and Captured Fort Chambly; 13 November 1775, Occupied Montréal; 8-31 December 1775, Failed Siege and Defeated at Battle of Québec.

2nd Connecticut Regiment

Commander: Colonel Joseph Spencer

1775, 2nd Connecticut Regiment, 1776, Disbanded.

American Revolution. 19 April 1775-17 March 1776, Defeated British at Siege of Boston; 27 August 1776, Defeated at Battle of Brooklyn; 15 September 1776, Defeated at Battle of Kip's Bay; 16 September 1776, Defeated British at Battle of Harlem Heights; 28 October 1776, Defeated British at Battle of White Plains; 16 November 1776, Defeated and Surrendered Fort Washington.

3rd Connecticut Regiment

Commander: Colonel Putnam

1775, 3rd Connecticut Regiment, 1777, Disbanded.

American Revolution. 19 April 1775-17 March 1776, Defeated British at Siege of Boston; 27 August 1776, Defeated at Battle of Brooklyn; 15 September 1776, Defeated at Battle of Kip's Bay; 16 September 1776, Defeated British at Battle of Harlem Heights; 28 October 1776, Defeated British at Battle of White Plains; 16 November 1776, Defeated and Surrendered Fort Washington; 8 December 1776, Defeated at Battle of Basking Ridge; 17 December 1776, Battle of Springfield; 26 December 1776, Defeated British at Battle of Trenton; 2 January 1777, Defeated British at 2nd Battle of Trenton; 3 January 1777, Defeated British at Battle of Princeton; 6 January 1777, Defeated British at Battle of Elizabethtown.

4th Connecticut Regiment

Commander: Colonel Benjamin (Hyman) Hinman

1775, 4th Connecticut Regiment, 1775, Disbanded.

American Revolution. 19 April 1775-17 March 1776, Defeated British at Siege of Boston; 10 September-2 November 1775, Defeated British by Siege and Captured Fort St Jean; 25 September 1775, Defeated at Battle of Montréal; 18 October 1775, Battle and Captured Fort Chambly; 13 November 1775, Occupied Montréal; 8-31 December 1775, Failed Siege and Defeated at Battle of Québec.

5th Connecticut Regiment

Commander: Colonel David Waterbury

1775, 5th Connecticut Regiment, 1775, Disbanded.

American Revolution. 10 September-2 November 1775, Defeated British by Siege and Captured Fort St Jean; 25 September 1775, Defeated at Battle of Montréal; 18 October 1775, Battle and Captured Fort Chambly; 13 November 1775, Occupied Montréal; 8-31 December 1775, Failed Siege and Defeated at Battle of Québec.

6th Connecticut Regiment

Commander: Colonel Samuel Parsons

1775, 6th Connecticut Regiment, 1776, Disbanded.

American Revolution. 19 April 1775-17 March 1776, Defeated British at Siege of Boston; 10 September-2 November 1775, Defeated British by Siege and Captured Fort St Jean; 25 September 1775, Defeated at Battle of Montréal; 18 October 1775, Battle and Captured Fort Chambly; 13 November 1775, Occupied Montréal; 8-31 December 1775, Failed Siege and Defeated at Battle of Québec; 6 May 1776, Defeated at 2nd Battle of Plains of Abraham; 16 May 1776, Defeated Captured and Surrendered Fort Cedars; 8 June 1776, Defeated at Failed Battle of Trois-Rivières; 14 June 1776, Defeated at Battle of Sorel; 16 June 1776, Defeated and Surrendered Fort Chambly; 24 June 1776, Defeated at Battle of Fort Île aux Noix; 27 August 1776, Defeated at Battle of Brooklyn; 15 September 1776, Defeated at Battle of Kip's Bay; 16 September 1776, Defeated British at Battle of Harlem Heights; 28 October 1776, Defeated British at Battle of White Plains; 16 November 1776, Defeated and Surrendered Fort Washington.

7th Connecticut Regiment

Commander: Colonel Charles S Webb

1775, 7th Connecticut Regiment, 1777, Disbanded.

American Revolution. 19 April 1775-17 March 1776, Defeated British at Siege of Boston; 27 August 1776, Defeated at Battle of Brooklyn; 15 September 1776, Defeated at Battle of Kip's Bay; 16 September 1776, Defeated British at Battle of Harlem Heights; 28 October 1776, Defeated British at Battle of White Plains; 16 November 1776, Defeated and Surrendered Fort Washington; 8 December 1776, Defeated at Battle of Basking Ridge; 17 December 1776, Battle of Springfield; 26 December 1776, Defeated British at Battle of Trenton; 2 January 1777, Defeated British at 2nd Battle of Trenton; 3 January 1777, Defeated British at Battle of Princeton; 6 January 1777, Defeated British at Battle of Elizabethtown.

8th Connecticut Regiment

Commander: Colonel Jedediah Huntington

1775, 8th Connecticut Regiment, 1776, Disbanded.

American Revolution. 19 April 1775-17 March 1776, Defeated British at Siege of Boston; 27 August 1776, Defeated at Battle of Brooklyn; 15 September 1776, Defeated at Battle of Kip's Bay; 16 September 1776, Defeated British at Battle of Harlem Heights; 28 October 1776, Defeated British at Battle of White Plains; 16 November 1776, Defeated and Surrendered Fort Washington.

Connecticut: Militia

2nd Connecticut Light Horse

1777

American Revolution.

5th Connecticut Light Horse

1776, 5th Connecticut Light Horse, 1779, Disbanded.

American Revolution.

11th Regiment of Connecticut Militia

Commander: Colonel Israel Putnam

1739, 11th Regiment of Connecticut Militia, 1840, Disbanded.

American Revolution. 29 August 1778, Battle of Rhode Island.

Backus’ Regiment of Light Horse

1776

American Revolution.

Skinner’s Regiment of Light Horse

1776

American Revolution.

Starr’s Regiment of Light Horse

1779

American Revolution.

Seymour’s Regiment of Light Dragoons

c1777

American Revolution.

1st Battalion State Regiment

1776, 1st Battalion State Regiment, 1777, Disbanded.

American Revolution.

Belding’s Regiment

1777

American Revolution.

Bradley’s Regiment

1776, Bradley’s Regiment, 1777, Disbanded.

American Revolution.

Burrell’s Regiment

1776, Burrell’s Regiment, 1777, Disbanded.

American Revolution.

Canfield’s Regiment of Militia

1781

American Revolution.

Chapman’s Regiment of Militia

1778

American Revolution.

Chester’s Regiment of Militia

1776, Chester’s Regiment, 1777, Disbanded.

American Revolution.

Cook’s Regiment of Militia

1777

American Revolution. 17-19 September 1777, Battle of Freeman's Farm; 7 October 1777, Defeated at Battle of Bemis Heights; 11-17 October1777, Defeated British who Surrendered at Battle of Saratoga.

Douglas’ Regiment of Levies

1776

American Revolution.

Elmore's Connecticut Regiment

Commander: Colonel Samuel Elmore

1777.

American Revolution.  

Ely’s Regiment

1777, Ely’s Regiment, 1781, Ely’s Brigade of Teamsters, c1782, Disbanded.

American Revolution.

Enos’ Regiment

1776, Enos’ Regiment, 1777, Disbanded.

American Revolution.

Gallup’s Regiment

1779

American Revolution.

Gay’s Regiment

1776

American Revolution.

Hooker’s Regiment of Militia

1777

American Revolution.

Johnson’s Regiment of Militia

1778

American Revolution.

Latimer’s Regiment of Militia

1777

American Revolution. 17-19 September 1777, Battle of Freeman's Farm; 7 October 1777, Defeated at Battle of Bemis Heights; 11-17 October1777, Defeated British who Surrendered at Battle of Saratoga.

Lewis’ Regiment

1776

American Revolution.

Mason’s Regiment of Militia

1778

American Revolution.

McClellan’s Regiment

1777, McClellan’s Regiment, 1782, Disbanded.

American Revolution.

Mead’s Regiment of Militia

1779

American Revolution.

Mott’s Regiment

1776

American Revolution.

Newberry’s Regiment

1777

American Revolution.

Parson’s Regiment

1776

American Revolution.

Patrick’s Brigade of Teamsters

c1777

American Revolution.

Porter’s Regiment

1781

American Revolution.

Sage’s Regiment

1776, Sage’s Regiment, 1777, Disbanded.

American Revolution.

Silliman’s Regiment

1776

American Revolution.

Talcott’s Regiment

1776

American Revolution.

Thompson’s Regiment

1777

American Revolution.

Tyler’s Regiment

1777

American Revolution.

Ward's Regiment

1777

American Revolution.

Waterbury’s Regiment

1776, Waterbury’s Regiment, 1777, Disbanded.

American Revolution.

Whiting’s Regiment

1777

American Revolution.

Wells’ Regiment

1776, Wells’ Regiment, 1777, Disbanded.

American Revolution.

Wolcott’s Regiment

1776

American Revolution.

Delaware

The Delaware Regiment

Commanders: Colonels John Haslet, David Hall, Vaughan, Captain Robert Kirkwood

1776, Delaware Regiment, 1777, Delaware Continentals, 1780, Kirkwood's Delaware Battalion, 1783, Disbanded.

American Revolution. 24-25 October 1775, Defeated British at Battle of Hampton; 9 December 1775, Defeated British at Battle of Great Bridge; 1-2 January 1775, Defeated at Battle and Burned Norfolk; 9 March 1776, Defeated British at Battle of Chariton Creek; 27 August 1776, Defeated at Battle of Brooklyn; 15 September 1776, Defeated at Battle of Kip's Bay; 16 September 1776, Defeated British at Battle of Harlem Heights; 28 October 1776, Defeated British at Battle of White Plains; 16 November 1776, Defeated and Surrendered Fort Washington; 18-20 November 1776, Defeated and Surrendered Fort Lee; 1 December, Battle o f New Brunswick; 13 December, Defeated at Battle of Basking Ridge; 17 December 1776, Battle of Springfield; 26 December, Defeated British at Battle of Trenton; 2 January 1777, Battle of Assumpsick Bridge; 3 January 1777, Defeated British at Battle of Princeton; 6 January 1777, Raided Elizabethtown; 20-22 January 1777, Defeated British at Battle of Somerset Courthouse; 20 January 1777, Battle of Millstone; 8 March 1777, Battle of Amboy; 8 March 1777, Battle of Punk Hill; 19 April 1777, Defeated at Battle of Woodbridge; 10 May 1777, Defeated at Battle of Piscataway; 19- 26 June 1777, Defeated British at Battle of New Brunswick; 26 June 1777, Defeated at Battle of Woodbridge; 26 June 1777, Defeated British at Battle of Short Hills; 8 December 1776, Defeated at Battle of Basking Ridge; 17 December 1776, Battle of Springfield; 26 December 1776, Defeated British at Battle of Trenton; 2 January 1777, Defeated British at 2nd Battle of Trenton; 3 January 1777, Defeated British at Battle of Princeton; 6 January 1777, Defeated British at Battle of Elizabethtown; 17 January 1777, Battle of King's Bridge; 18-29 January 1777, Defeated at Failed Siege of Fort Independence; 25 January 1777, Battle of West Farms; 16 March 1777, Battle of Ward's House; 16 March 1777, Battle of Westchester County; 16 March 1777, Battle of Ward's House; 23 March 1777, Defeated British at Battle of Peekskill; 23 March 1777, Battle of Sagg Harbor; 24 March 1777, Battle of Highlands; 16 June, Crown Point; 5-6 July 1777, Defeated and Surrendered Fort Carillon/Ticonderoga; 6 July 1777, Defeated at Battle of Skenesboro; 8 July 1777, Defeated at Battle of Fort Ann; 29-30 July 1777, Defeated and Surrendered Fort Edward; 2 August 1777, Battle of Moses Kill; 2-22 August 1777, Defeated British at Siege and Captured Fort Stanwix; 6 August 1777, Defeated at Battle of Oriskany; 21-22 August 1777, Defeated British at Battle of Staten Island; 22 August 1777, Defeated at Battle of Setauket; 11 September 1777, Defeated at Battle of Brandywine; 11 September 1777, Battle of Chadd's Ford; 19 September 1777, Defeated British at Battle of Stillwater; 19 September 1777, Defeated at Battle of Freeman's Farm; 19 September 1777, Battle of Bemus Heights; 20 September 1777, Defeated at Battle of Paoli's Tavern; 4 October 1777, Defeated at Battle of Germantown; 7 October 1777, Battle of Stillwater; 11-17 October 1777, Defeated British who Surrendered at Battle of Saratoga; 2-15 November 1777, Defeated at Battle of Fort Mifflin; 5-8 December 1777, Defeated British at Battle of Whitemarsh; 6 December 1777, Battle of Chestnut Hill; 7 December 1777, Battle of Edge Hill; 10 December 1777, Battle of Long Island; 18 March 1778, Battle of Quinton's Bridge; 21 March 1778, Battle of Hancock's Bridge; 17 April 1778, Battle of Bristol; 1 May 1778, Defeated at Battle of Crooked Billet; 8th May 1778, Battle of Bordentown; 20 May 1778, Battle of Barren Hill; 16-19 June 1778, Battle of Philadelphia; 28 June 1778, Battle of Monmouth Courthouse; 29 May 1780, Defeated at Battle of Waxhaws Creek; 20 June 1780, Ramseur's Mill; 23 June 1780, Springfield; 30 June 1780, Fort Thickety; 12 July 1780, Defeated British at Battle of Williamson's Plantation; 12 July 1780, Battle of Huck's Defeat; 12 July 1780, Battle of Stallion's; 12 July 1780, Battle of Brandon's Camp; 12 July 1780, Battle of Branttonville; 13 July 1780, Battle of Cedar Springs; 13 July 1780, Battle of Cherokee Indian Town; 13 July 1780, Battle of Cedar Springs; 14 July 1780, Battle of Pacolett River; 15 July 1780, Battle of Earle's Ford; 20 July 1780, Battle of Flat Rock; 31 July 1780, Defeated British at Battle of Thickety Fort; 1 August 1780, Defeated at Battle of Rocky Mount; 1 August 1780, Battle of Hunt's Bluff; 1 August 1780, Battle of Green Springs; 1-6 August 1780, Battle of Hanging Rock; 4 August 1780, Battle of Blue Savannah; 6 August 1780, Battle of Hanging Rock; 8 August 1780, Clashed at Cedar Springs; 8 August 1780, Clashed at Wofford's Iron Works; 11 August 1780, Defeated at Battle of Little Lynches Creek; 15 August 1780, Battle of Wateree Ferry; 16 August 1780, Defeated at Battle of Camden; 16 August 1780, Battle of Gum Swamp; 18 August 1780, Defeated at Battle of Fishing Creek at Catawba Ford; 18 August 1780, Defeated British at Battle of Musgrove's Mills; 20 August 1780, Battle of Great Savannah; 27 August 1780, Battle of Kingstree; 4 September 1780, Battle of Tarcote; 12 September 1780, Battle of Cane Creek; 21 September 1780, Battle of Wahab's Plantation; 26 September 1780, Battle of Charlotte; 29 September 1780, Battle of Black Mingo Creek; 7 October 1780, Defeated British at Battle of King's Mountain; 14 October 1780, Defeated British at Battle of Shallow Ford; 25 October 1780, Defeated British at Battle of Tearcoat Swamp; 9 November 1780, Defeated British at Battle of Fishdam Ford; 12 November 1780, Battle of Broad River; 15-18 November 1780, Defeated at Battle of Georgetown; 20 November 1780, Battle of Tiger River; 20 November 1780, Defeated British at Battle of Blackstocks; 4 December 1780, Defeated British at Battle of Rugeley's Mill; 11-13 December 1780, Defeated at Battle of Halfway Swamp; 27 December 1780, Defeated British at Battle of Williamson's Plantation; 17 January 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Cowpens; 24 January 1781, Defeated at Battle of Georgetown; 1 February 1781, Defeated at Battle of Tarrant's Tavern; 1 February-8 November 1781, Defeated at Battle of Wilmington; 6 February 1781, Battle of Shallow Ford; 12 February 1781, Clashed at Bruce's Cross Roads; 25 February 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Haw River; 27 February 1781, Battle of Wright's Bluff; 2 March 1781, Battle of Clapp's Mill; 6 March 1781, Defeated at Battle of Wetzell's Mills; 6 March 1781, Battle of Wiboo Swamp; 15 March 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Guilford Courthouse; 21 March 1781, Battle of Beattie's Mill; 4 April 1781, Battle of Wiggin's Hill; 7 April 1781, Battle of Four Holes; 12 April 1781, Battle of Fort Balfour; 15-23 April 1781, Defeated at Battle of Fort Watson; 15 April 1781, Battle of Four Holes; 16 April-5 June 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Augusta; 25 April 1781, Defeated at Battle of Camden; 25 April 1781, Battle of Hillsborough; 27 April 1781, Defeated at Battle of Osborne; 10 May 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Camden; 11 May 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Orangeburg; 12 May 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Fort Motte; 14 May 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Friday's Ferry; 15 May 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Fort Granby; 21 May 1781, Battle of Silver Bluff; 21 May 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Fort Galphin; 22 May-5 June 1781, Defeated British at Siege of Augusta; 22 May-29 June 1781, Defeated at Siege of Fort Ninety-Six; 24 May 1781, Battle of Fort Grierson; 5 June-August 1781, Siege of Fort Cornwallis; 17 July 1781, Battle of Quinby's Bridge; 13 August 1781, Defeated at Battle of Parker's Ferry; 19 August 1781, Defeated at Battle of New Bern; 30 August 1781, Battle of Parker's Ferry; 8 September 1781, Defeated at Battle of Eutaw Springs; 12 September 1781, Defeated at Battle of Cane Creek; 13 September 1781, Defeated at Battle of Hillsborough; 13 September 1781, Battle of Cane Creek; 13 September 1781, Battle of Lindley's Mill; 7 November 1781, Battle of Clouds Creek; 9 November 1781, Battle of Hayes' Station; 18 November 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Wilmington; 27 November 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Fair Lawn; 1 December 1781, Defeated British at Battle of Dorchester; 28-29 December 1781, Defeated at Battle of Johns Island; 29 December 1781, Battle of Dorchester; 14 February 1782, Battle of Wambaw Creek; 24 April 1782, Battle of Dorchester; 21 May 1782, Battle of Ogechee Road; 24 May 1782, Battle of Sharon; 23 June 1782, Battle of Ebenezer; 11 July 1782, Defeated British at Battle of Savannah; 20 July 1782, Battle of James Island; 27 August 1782, Defeated at Battle of Combahee Ferry; 4 November 1782, Defeated British at Battle of Johns Island; 14 December 1782, Defeated British at Battle of Charleston.

Delaware: Militia

1st Battalion, New Castle County

1777

American Revolution.

2nd Regiment, New Castle County

1778, 2nd Regiment, New Castle County, 1781, Disbanded.

American Revolution.

2nd Battalion of Militia

1776

American Revolution.

2nd Regiment of Militia

1780

American Revolution.

7th Regiment of Militia

1782

American Revolution.

Flying Camp Battalion

1776

American Revolution.

ENDNOTES

1            For references see Robert K. Wright Jr, The Continental Army, Robin May, Wolfe's Army, plus various regimental websites, http://www.regiments.org/regiments/na-canada/lists/cargxref.htm, John K. Robertson and Bob McDonald, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Rhode_Island#Order_of_battle, http://www.theamericanrevolution.org/prerev.asp, http://www.whitcombsrangers.com/unithistory/unithistory.htm, http://www.theamericanrevolution.org/battles.asp, http://members.aol.com/jacob59/more/hrtg/rev_units.html, http://www.revwar75.com/ob/books.htm, http://orbat.com/site/history/historical/usa/ independence 1776.html, National Park Service, American Unit Lineages, www.nps.gov/colo/Ythanout American%20Unit%20Lineages, http://americanrevolution.org/, http:// http://The Revolutionary War, 1775-1783, American Units, www.uswars.net/1775-1783/units-american/index.htm, The On-Line Institute for Loyalist Studies, http://www.emmitsburg.net/archive_list/articles/history/rev_war/flying_camp_battalion.htm, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hubbardton, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Continental_Forces_in_the_American_Revolutionary_War#Connecticut_Militia_units, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Continental_Forces_in_the_American_Revolutionary_War#Units_of_the_Continental_Army, http://www.royalprovincial.com/military/rhist/drafted.htm, www.angelfire.com/nc/Lockes/Lockes1.html, The Loyalist Collection, MIC-Loyalist FC LFR .M4F3P3, http://www.lib.unb.ca/collections/loyalist/seeOne.php?id=480&string, Harv Hilowitz, op. cit. also notes that 1,000 Canadians fought in American units on the Patriot side.

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