1st Continental Artillery Regiment

(aka Harrison's Continental Artillery Regiment)

  • Authorized on November 26, 1776 in the Continental Army as Harrison's Continental Artillery Regiment and assigned to the Southern Department.
  • Organized in spring and summer 1777 at Williamsburg, Virginia to consist of 10 companies, including the Virginia State Artillery Company and the Virginia Continental Artillery Company .
  • Relieved on March 13, 1778 from the Southern Department and assigned to the Main Continental Army.
  • Redesignated on August 10, 1779 as the 1st Continental Artillery Regiment.
  • Relieved on April 17, 1780 from the Main Continental Army and assigned to the Southern Department.
  • Reorganized on May 9, 1780 to consist of 12 companies, including the Maryland Contiental Artillery Companies.
  • Reorganized on January 1, 1781 to consist of 10 companies.
  • Furloughed in summer of 1783 at Winchester, Virginia and Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Disbanded on November 15, 1783.

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