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Contents

Brief History

Colonels

Companies

Company A - Captain Joseph Potts, became the "Major's Company" Major Christopher Stuart, Major George Tudor
Company B - Captain Benjamin Bartholomew
Company C - Captain Alexander Johnston, Captain Charles McHenry, became the "Colonel's Company" Colonel Francis Johnston, Captain Lieutenant Job Vernon, Captain Lieutenant John Barkley - raised in Bucks County
Company D - Captain John Christie of Chester County
Company E - Captain Thomas Church, Captain Samuel Smith
Company F - Captain Frederick Vernon, Captain Robert Gregg, became the "Lieutenant Colonel's Company" Lieutenant Colonel Persifor Frazer, Lieutenant Colonel Francis Mentges
Company G - Captain James Moore, Captain James Seeley (or Seely) of Cumberland County
Company H - Captain James Taylor, Captain Thomas Boude
9th Company - Captain William Oldham, Captain Job Vernon


Sources:
  • 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.
Rosters Companies


Many personnel had previously served in the 4th Pennsylvania Battalion. The 4th Pennsylvania Battalion was recruited primarily in Chester County (included present-day Delaware County), Bucks County, and possibly Lancaster County.[1]

Company A - Captain Persifor Frazer, Captain Joseph Potts - company assembled at Chester
Company B - Captain Thomas Robinson, Captain John Lacey
Company C - Captain John Lacey, Captain James Moore - raised in Bucks County
Company D - Captain Caleb North
Company E - Captain Thomas Church
Company F - Captain Frederick Vernon
Company G - Captain James Moore, Captain John Lacey
Company H - Captain James Taylor of Lancaster County


Sources:
  • 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.

Other Officers

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References

  1. John B.B. Trussell 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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