3rd Continental Light Dragoon Regiment

(aka Baylor's Horse)(aka Lady Washington's Horse)

  • Authorized on January 1, 1777 in the Continental Army as the 3d Continental Light Dragoon Regiment and assigned to the Main Army
  • Organized in spring 1777 at Morristown, New Jersey, to consist of three troops from Virginia, two troops from Maryland, and one troop recruited at large
  • Relieved on November 5, 1778 from the Main Army and assigned to the Middle Department
  • Relieved on May 7, 1779 from the Middle Department and assigned to the Southern Department.
  • Reorganized and redesignated on January 1, 1781 as the 3rd Legionary Corps, to consist of four mounted and two dismounted troops.
  • Consolidated on November 2, 1782 with the 1st Legionary Corps.


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