The 4th Pennsylvania Regiment

  • Authorized on December 9, 1775 in the Continental Army as the 3d Pennsylvania Battalion.
  • Organized on January 2- late March 1776 at Philadelphia to consist of 8 companies from eastern Pennsylvania.
  • Assigned on February 27, 1776 to the Middle Department.
  • Relieved on June 11, 1776 from the Middle Department and assigned to the Main Continental Army.
  • Assigned on June 29, 1776 to Mifflin's Brigade (redesignated 8 October 8, 1776 as Stirling's Brigade), an element of the Main Continental Army.
  • Captured in part on November 16, 1776 by the British Army at Fort Washington, New York.
  • Remainder of Regiment reorganized and redesignated on January 1, 1777 as the 4th Pennsylvania Regiment, an element of the Main Continental Army, to consist of 8 companies.
  • Assigned on May 22, 1777 to the 2nd Pennsylvania Brigade, an element of the Main Continental Army.
  • Capt. Joshua Williams' Independent Company consolidated 6 November 1777 with the 4th Pennsylvania Regiment.
  • Reorganized on July 1, 1778 to consist of 9 companies.
  • Relieved on July 18, 1778 from the 2nd Pennsylvania Brigade and assigned to the Northern Department.
  • Assigned on April 19, 1779 to the New York Brigade, an element of the Northern Department.
  • New York Brigade relieved on May 24, 1779 from the Northern Department and assigned to the Main Continental Army.
  • Relieved on August 24, 1779 from the New York Brigade and assigned to Hand's Brigade, an element of the Main Continental Army.
  • Relieved on August 1, 1780 from Hand's Brigade and assigned to 1st Pennsylvania Brigade, an element of the Main Continental Army.
  • Consolidated on January 17, 1781 with the 7th Pennsylvania Regiment and redesignated as the 4th Pennsylvania Regiment; concurrently furloughed at Trenton, New Jersey.
  • Disbanded on January 1, 1783.

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UNIT HISTORY

The 4th Pennsylvania Regiment was raised December 9, 1775 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for service with the Continental Army. The regiment would see action during the New York Campaign, Battle of Brandywine, Battle of Germantown, Battle of Monmouth and the Sullivan Expedition. The regiment was furloughed January 17, 1781 at Trenton, New Jersey and disbanded on January 1, 1783.

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