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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
Organized from 15 July to 15 September 1776 at Kittanning, Pennsylvania in the western part of the state to consist of eight companies of infantry from [[Bedford County, Pennsylvania|Bedford]], [[Cumberland County, Pennsylvania|Cumberland]], [[Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania|Westmoreland]] Counties.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "8th Pennsylvania Regiment," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8th_Pennsylvania_Regiment, accessed 31 May 2012.</ref>
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The Kittanning Regiment was so named because it was headquartered in Kittanning, Pennsylvania. Organized from 15 July to 15 September 1776 at Kittanning, Pennsylvania in the western part of the state to consist of eight companies of infantry from [[Bedford County, Pennsylvania|Bedford]] (included present-day [[Fulton County, Pennsylvania|Fulton]] and [[Somerset County, Pennsylvania|Somerset]] counties), [[Cumberland County, Pennsylvania|Cumberland]], [[Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania|Westmoreland]] (included present-day [[Allegheny County, Pennsylvania|Allegheny]], [[Armstrong County, Pennsylvania|Armstrong]], [[Beaver County, Pennsylvania|Beaver]], [[Fayette County, Pennsylvania|Fayette]], [[Greene County, Pennsylvania|Greene]], [[Washington County, Pennsylvania|Washington]]) counties.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "8th Pennsylvania Regiment," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8th_Pennsylvania_Regiment, accessed 31 May 2012.</ref><ref>Harold Frederic, William C. Frederick III with William J. McMaster Sr., ''Path of Blood: The Untold Story of the Kittanning PA. Regiment in the American Revolution'' (Kittanning, Pa.: W.C. Frederick, 1998).</ref>
 
 
The Kittanning Regiment was so named because it was headquartered in Kittanning, Pennsylvania. The companies were collected from the present-day counties of [[Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania|Westmoreland]], [[Greene County, Pennsylvania|Greene]], [[Fayette County, Pennsylvania|Fayette]], [[Somerset County, Pennsylvania|Somerset]], [[Washington County, Pennsylvania|Washington]], [[Armstrong County, Pennsylvania|Armstrong]], [[Allegheny County, Pennsylvania|Allegheny]], [[Beaver County, Pennsylvania|Beaver]], [[Bedford County, Pennsylvania|Bedford]], [[Fulton County, Pennsylvania|Fulton]]. It was originally formed in 1774 as a patrol on the frontier during the Pennsylvania and Virginia boundary dispute. In 1776 it was transferred to the Continental Army.<ref>Harold Frederic, William C. Frederick III with William J. McMaster Sr., ''Path of Blood: The Untold Story of the Kittanning PA. Regiment in the American Revolution'' (Kittanning, Pa.: W.C. Frederick, 1998).</ref>
 
  
 
=== Colonels  ===
 
=== Colonels  ===

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Brief History

The Kittanning Regiment was so named because it was headquartered in Kittanning, Pennsylvania. Organized from 15 July to 15 September 1776 at Kittanning, Pennsylvania in the western part of the state to consist of eight companies of infantry from Bedford (included present-day Fulton and Somerset counties), Cumberland, Westmoreland (included present-day Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Fayette, Greene, Washington) counties.[1][2]

Colonels

Companies

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Rosters Companies

Other Officers

Other Sources

  • Frederic, Harold, William C. Frederick, and William J. McMaster. Path of Blood: The Untold Story of the Kittanning PA. Regiment in the American Revolution. Kittanning, Pa.: W.C. Frederick, 1998. FHL Book 974.8 M2ff.


Websites

Wikipedia
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References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "8th Pennsylvania Regiment," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8th_Pennsylvania_Regiment, accessed 31 May 2012.
  2. Harold Frederic, William C. Frederick III with William J. McMaster Sr., Path of Blood: The Untold Story of the Kittanning PA. Regiment in the American Revolution (Kittanning, Pa.: W.C. Frederick, 1998).