The 3rd Maryland Regiment

  • Authorized on September 16, 1776 in the Continental Army as the 3rd Maryland Regiment.
  • Assigned on December 27, 1776 to the Main Continental Army.
  • Organized on March 27, 1776 to consist of 8 companies from Anne Arundel, Prince George, Talbot, Hartford and Somerset counties.
  • Assigned on May 22, 1777 to the 1st Maryland Brigade, an element of the Main Continental Army.
  • Reorganized on May 12, 1779 to consist of 9 companies.
  • 1st Maryland Brigade relieved on April 5, 1780 from the Main Continental Army and assigned to the Southern Department.
  • Relieved on January 1, 1781 from the 1st Maryland Brigade.
  • Assigned on September 24, 1781 to Gist's Brigade, an element of the Main Continental Army.
  • Gist's Brigade relieved on October 27, 1781 from the Main Continental Army and assigned to the Southern Department.
  • Relieved on January 4, 1782 from Gist's Brigade and assigned to the Maryland Brigade, an element of the Southern Department.
  • Disbanded on January 1, 1783 at Charleston, South Carolina.

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The 3rd Maryland Regiment was organized on 27 March 1776 of eight companies from Anne Arundel, Prince George's, Talbot, Harford and Somerset counties of the colony of Maryland.

The regiment was authorized on September 16, 1776 for service with the Continental Army and was assigned on 27 December 1776 to the main element. On 22 May 1777 it was assigned to the 1st Maryland Brigade. The regiment was re-organized to nine companies on 12 May 1779. On 5 April 1780 the 1st Maryland Brigade was re-assigned to the Southern Department. The regiment was relieved from the 1st Maryland Brigade on 1 January 1781. It was assigned to Gist's Brigade on 24 September 1781 in the Main Continental Army. Three days later (27 September 1781) Gist's Brigade was re-assigned to the Southern Department. On 4 January 1782 the regiment was re-assigned from Gist's Brigade to the Maryland Brigade in the Southern Department. The regiment would see action during the Battle of Brandywine, Battle of Germantown, Battle of Monmouth, Battle of Camden, Battle of Guilford Court House, Battle of Eutaw Springs and the Battle of Yorktown. The regiment disbanded on January 1, 1783 at Charleston, South Carolina.

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