The 3rd New Hampshire Regiment

  • Authorized on May 22, 1775 in the New Hampshire State troops as the 3rd New Hampshire Regiment.
  • Organized between June 1-8, 1775 at Fitzwilliam to consist of 10 companies. From Cheshire, Hillsborough and Cumberland counties.
  • Adopted on June 14, 1775 into the Continental Army and assigned to the Main Continental Army.
  • Assigned on July 22, 1775 to Sullivan's Brigade, an element of the Main Continental Army
  • Reorganized and redesignated on January 1, 1776 as the 2nd Continental Regiment, to consist of 8 companies.
  • Relieved on April 27, 1776 from Sullivan's Brigade and assigned to the Canadian Department.
  • Relieved on July 2, 1776 from the Canadian Department and assigned to the Northern Department.
  • Assigned on July 20, 1776 to Stark's Brigade, an element of the Northern Department.
  • Relieved on November 26 from Stark's Brigade and assigned to the Main Continental Army. (Later Sullivan's Brigade)
  • Reorganized and redesignated on January 1, 1777 as the 3rd New Hampshire Regiment, to consist of 8 companies.
  • Relieved on February 14, 1777 from Sullivan's Brigade and assigned to the Northern Department.
  • Assigned on April 28, 1777 to the New Hampshire Brigade, an element of the Northern Department.
  • New Hampshire Brigade relieved on October 20, 1777 from the Northern Department and assigned to the Main Continental Army.
  • Reorganized on December 23, 1778 to consist of 9 companies.
  • Disbanded on January 1, 1781 at Continental Village, New York.

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UNIT HISTORY

The 3rd New Hampshire Regiment, also known as the 2nd Continental Regiment, was formed on June 1, 1775, as the third of three Continental Army regiments raised by the state of New Hampshire during the American Revolution. Its first commander was Colonel James Reed. The regiment would see action at the Battle of Bunker Hill, Battle of Trois-Rivières, Battle of Trenton, Battle of Princeton, Battle of Saratoga, Battle of Monmouth, and the Sullivan Expedition. In January 1781, the 3rd NH Regt was merged into the 1st NH Regt. In 1782, the 1st NH and the 2nd NH became the New Hampshire Regiment and the New Hampshire Battalion. During the summer of 1783, both units were merged into one unit the New Hampshire Battalion and disbanded on January 1, 1784.

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