1st Pennsylvania Regiment (Revolutionary War)

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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
Also known as Thompson's Rifle Battallion.
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Also known as the Pennsylvania Rifle Battalion and Thompson's Rifle Battalion.
  
 
=== Colonels  ===
 
=== Colonels  ===
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=== Companies  ===
 
=== Companies  ===
  
:'''Company A''' - Captain James Chambers, Captain James Grier - raised in Cumberland County (present-day Franklin County)
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:'''Company A''' - Captain James Chambers, Captain James Grier, Captain Thomas Buchanan - raised in [[Cumberland County, Pennsylvania|Cumberland County]] (present-day [[Franklin County, Pennsylvania|Franklin County]]) (mainly Scots-Irish men)<br>
  
:'''Company B''' - Captain Robert Cluggage - raised in Bedford County
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:'''Company B''' - Captain Robert Cluggage, Major James Moore - raised in [[Bedford County, Pennsylvania|Bedford County]]&nbsp;(mainly Scots-Irish men)
  
:'''Company C''' - Captain Michael Doudle (or Doudel), Captain Henry Miller - raised in York County (including present-day Adams County)
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:'''Company C''' - Captain Michael Doudle (or Doudel), Captain Henry Miller, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Robinson - raised in [[York County, Pennsylvania|York County]] (including present-day [[Adams County, Pennsylvania|Adams County]]) (mainly Scots-Irish men)
  
:'''Company D''' - Captain William Hendricks - raised in Cumberland County
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:'''Company D''' - Captain William Hendricks, Captain James Wilson - raised in [[Cumberland County, Pennsylvania|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 - raised primarily in Northumberland County (also recruited in present-day Union County)
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:'''Company E''' - Captain John Lowdon, Captain James Parr, Captain Michael Simpson - raised primarily in [[Northumberland County, Pennsylvania|Northumberland County]] (also recruited in present-day [[Union County, Pennsylvania|Union County]]) (mainly Scots-Irish men)
  
:'''Company F''' - Captain Abraham Miller, Captain Charles Craig - recruited in Northampton County
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:'''Company F''' - Captain Abraham Miller, Captain Charles Craig, Captain Samuel Craig - recruited in [[Northampton County, Pennsylvania|Northampton County]] (including many Germans)
  
:'''Company G''' - Captain George Nagel, Captain Morgan Conner, 1st Lieutenant David Harris - raised at Reading, Berks County
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:'''Company G''' - Captain George Nagel, Captain Morgan Conner, Captain David Harris, Captain William Wilson - raised at Reading, [[Berks County, Pennsylvania|Berks County]] (including many Germans)
  
:'''Company H''' - Captain James Ross - raised in Lancaster County
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:'''Company H''' - Captain James Ross, Captain James Hamilton, Captain David Ziegler - raised in [[Lancaster County, Pennsylvania|Lancaster County]] (mainly Scots-Irish men)
  
:'''Company I''' - Captain Matthew Smith - raised in Lancaster County (present-day Dauphin County)
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:'''Company I''' - Captain Matthew Smith, 1st Lieutenant John Holliday, Captain John McClellan - raised in [[Lancaster County, Pennsylvania|Lancaster County]] (present-day [[Dauphin County, Pennsylvania|Dauphin County]])&nbsp;(mainly Scots-Irish men)
  
Five companies were composed mainly of Scots-Irish men. Two companies recruited many Germans from [[Berks County, Pennsylvania|Berks]] and [[Northampton County, Pennsylvania|Northampton]] counties.
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:'''Sources:'''
 
:'''Sources:'''
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:*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 {{FHL|387401|item|disp=Family History Archive}}.
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:*Wikipedia contributors, "1st Pennsylvania Regiment," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_Pennsylvania_Regiment, accessed 1 June 2012.
  
 
:'''Rosters''' Companies
 
:'''Rosters''' Companies

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Contents

Brief History

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

Colonels

Companies

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)


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

Other Officers

Other Sources

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