5th Pennsylvania Regiment (Revolutionary War)

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Brief History



Company -

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


Other Officers

Other Sources


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  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.