1st Pennsylvania Regiment (Revolutionary War)

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Brief History

Also known as the Pennsylvania Rifle Battalion and Thompson's Rifle Battalion.



Company A - Captain James Chambers, Captain James Grier, Captain Thomas Buchanan - raised in Cumberland County (present-day Franklin County) (mainly Scots-Irish men)
Company B - Captain Robert Cluggage, Major James Moore - raised in Bedford County (mainly Scots-Irish men)
Company C - Captain Michael Doudle (or Doudel), Captain Henry Miller, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Robinson - raised in York County (including present-day Adams County) (mainly Scots-Irish men)
Company D - Captain William Hendricks, Captain James Wilson - raised in Cumberland County. Residences of many of this company's soldiers at the time of enlistment are unknown. (mainly Scots-Irish men)
Company E - Captain John Lowdon, Captain James Parr, Captain Michael Simpson - raised primarily in Northumberland County (also recruited in present-day Union County) (mainly Scots-Irish men)
Company F - Captain Abraham Miller, Captain Charles Craig, Captain Samuel Craig - recruited in Northampton County (including many Germans)
Company G - Captain George Nagel, Captain Morgan Conner, Captain David Harris, Captain William Wilson - raised at Reading, Berks County (including many Germans)
Company H - Captain James Ross, Captain James Hamilton, Captain David Ziegler - raised in Lancaster County (mainly Scots-Irish men)
Company I - Captain Matthew Smith, 1st Lieutenant John Holliday, Captain John McClellan - raised in Lancaster County (present-day Dauphin County) (mainly Scots-Irish men)

  • Trussell, John B.B. and Charles C. Dallas. The Pennsylvania Line; Regimental Organization and Operations, 1776-1783. Harrisburg, Pa.: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1977. Digital version at Family History Archive.
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