8th Massachusetts Regiment

  • Authorized on April 23, 1775 in the Massachusetts State Troops as Sargent's Regiment.
  • Organized in spring and summer 1775 at Cambridge to consist of 10 companies from Essex County, Bristol County, Middlesex County, Plymouth County, Worcester County, Suffolk County, and Hampshire County, Massachusetts, and Hillsborough County and Cheshire County, New Hampshire.
  • Adopted on June 14, 1775 into the Continental Army and assigned to the Main Continental Army.
  • Assigned on July 22, 1775 to Vacant's Brigade, an element of the Main Continental Army.
  • ReOrganized and redesignated on January 1, 1776 as the 16th Continental Regiment, to consist of 8 companies; an element of Vacant's Brigade.
  • Relieved on January 24, 1776 from Vacant's Brigade and assigned to Heath's Brigade, an element of the Main Continental Army.
  • Relieved on April 4, 1776 from Heath's Brigade and assigned to the Eastern Department.
  • Relieved on July 11, 1776 from the Eastern Department and assigned to Main Continental Army.
  • Assigned on August 12, 1776 to Mifflin's Brigade, an element of the Main Continental Army.
  • Relieved on August 31 from Mifflin's Brigade and assigned to Sargent's Brigade, an element of the Main Continental Army.
  • ReOrganized and redesignated on January 1, 1777 as Michael Jackson's Regiment, to consist of 8 companies.
  • Relieved on February 9, 1777 from Sargent's Brigade and assigned to the Northern Department.
  • Assigned on August 13, 1777 to the 4th Massachusetts Brigade, an element of the Northern Department.
  • 4th Massachusetts Brigade relieved on October 27, 1777 from the Northern Department and assigned to the Main Continental Army.
  • 4th Massachusetts Brigade relieved on November 20, 1778 from the Main Continental Army and assigned to the Highland's Department.
  • ReOrganized on May 12, 1779 to consist of 9 companies.
  • Redesignated on August 1, 1779 as the 8th Massachusetts Regiment.
  • Relieved on January 1, 1781 from the 4th Massachusetts Brigade and assigned to the 2nd Massachusetts Brigade, an element of the Highland's Department.
  • Furloughed on June 12, 1783 at West Point, New York.
  • Disbanded on November 15, 1783

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