13th Continental Regiment

  • Authorized on April 23, 1775 in the Massachusetts State Troops as Read's Regiment.
  • Organized in spring 1775 at Roxbury to consist of 10 companies from southwestern Suffolk County, southeastern Worcester County and Bristol.
  • Adopted on June 14, 1775 into the Continental Army and assigned to the Main Continental Army.
  • Assigned on July 22, 1775 to Spencer's Brigade, an element of the Main Continental Army.
  • Consolidated on January 1, 1776 with Walker's Regiment and David Brewer's Regiment and consolidated unit redesignated as the 13th Continental Regiment, an element of Spencer's Brigade to consist of 8 companies.
  • Relieved on January 24, 1776 from Spencer's Brigade and assigned to Thomas' Brigade, an element of the Main Continental Army.
  • Relieved on April 24, 1776 from Thomas' Brigade and assigned to Heath's Brigade, an element of the Main Continental Army.
  • Relieved on August 12, 1776 from Heath's Brigade and assigned to Clinton's Brigade, an element of the Main Continental Army.
  • Relieved on November 5, 1776 from Clinton's Brigade and assigned to McDougall's Brigade, an element of the Main Continental Army.
  • Relieved on December 11, 1776 from McDougall's Brigade and assigned to Sargent's Brigade, an element of the Main Continental Army.
  • Disbanded (less Peter' and Walbridge's Companies) in January 1777 at Morristown, New Jersey; Peters' Company reorganized and redesignated on January 1, 1777 as Warren's Company, Bailey's Regiment and Walbridge's Company reorganized and redesignated 1 January 1777 as Goodale's Company, Putnam's Regiment.

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