3rd Massachusetts Regiment

  • Authorized on April 23, 1775 in the Massachusetts State Troops as Heath's Regiment.
  • Organized in spring 1775 at Roxbury to consist of 10 companies from eastern Suffolk County.
  • Adopted on June 14, 1775 into the Continental Army and assigned to the Main Continental Army.
  • Redesignated on July 1, 1775 as Greaton's Regiment.
  • Assigned on July 22, 1775 to Heath's Brigade, an element of the Main Continental Army.
  • consolidated on January 1, 1776 with Craft's Company, Gardner's Regiment, and consolidated unit redesignated as the 24th Continental Regiment, an element of Heath's Brigade, to consist of 8 companies.
  • Relieved on April 15, 1776 from Heath's Brigade and assigned to the Canadian Department.
  • Relieved on July 2, 1776 the Canadian Department and assigned to the Northern Department.
  • Assigned on July 20, 1776 to Arnold's Brigade, an element of the Northern Department.
  • Arnold's Brigade redesignated on October 26, 1776 as Poor's Brigade.
  • Relieved on November 26, 1776 from Poor's Brigade and assigned to the Vose's Brigade, an element of the Main Continental Army.
  • Vose's Brigade redesignated on December 18, 1776 as McDougall's Brigade.
  • consolidated (less Bent's and Whiting's Companies) on January 1, 1777 with the 25th Continental Regiment and consolidated unit redesignated as Greaton's Regiment, to consist of 8 companies. Bent's and Whiting's Companies concurrently reOrganized and redesignated as Fairfield's and Pillsbury's Companies, Wigglesworth's Regiment.
  • Relieved on February 9, 1777 from McDougall's Brigade and assigned to the Northern Department.
  • Assigned on March 13, 1777 to the Northern Department and assigned to the Highland's Department.
  • Assigned on June 12, 1777 to the 1st Massachusetts Brigade, an element of the Highland's Department.
  • 1st Massachusetts Brigade relieved 1 July 1, 1777 from the Highland's Department and assigned to the Northern Department.
  • 1st Massachusetts Brigade relieved on March 31, 1778 from the Northern Department and assigned to the Highland's Department.
  • ReOrganized on May 12, 1779 to consist of 9 companies.
  • Redesignated on August 1, 1779 as the 3rd Massachusetts Regiment.
  • Relieved on January 1, 1781 from the 1st Massachusetts Brigade and assigned to the 3rd Massachusetts Brigade, an element of the Highland's Department.
  • Relieved on June 12, 1783 from the 3d Massachusetts Brigade and assigned to the 1st Massachusetts Brigade, an element of the Highland's Department.
  • Disbanded on November 3, 1783 at West Point, New York.

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