The 9th Pennsylvania Regiment

  • Authorized on September 16, 1776 in the Continental Army as the 9th Pennsylvania Regiment.
  • Assigned on December 27, 1776 to the Main Continental Army.
  • Organized in spring 1777 at Philadelphia to consist of 8 companies from Westmoreland, Lancaster, Chester, Philadelphia and Cumberland Counties.
  • Assigned on May 27, 1777 to the 3rd Pennsylvania Brigade, an element of the Main Continental Army.
  • Reorganized on July 1, 1778 to consist of 9 companies.
  • Relieved on July 22, 1778 from the 3rd Pennsylvania Brigade and assigned to the 2nd Pennsylvania Brigade, an element of the Main Continental Army.
  • Consolidated on January 17, 1781 with the 5th Pennsylvania Regiment.

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UNIT HISTORY

The 9th Pennsylvania Regiment was authorized September 16, 1776 and was assigned to the Main Continental Army on 27 December 1776. It was organized during the spring of 1777 to consite of eight companies of volunteers from Westmoreland, Lancaster, Chester, Philadelphia and Cumberland counties of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The regiment was assigned to the 3d Pennsylvania Brigade of the Main Continental Army on 27 May 1777. On 1 July 1778 the regiment was re-organized to eight companies. On 22 July 1778 the regiment was re-assigned to the 2d Pennsylvania Brigade. It was consolidated with the 5th Pennsylvania Regiment on 17 January 1781 and re-designated as the 5th Pennsylvania Regiment and concurrently furloughed at Trenton, New Jersey.The regiment would see action during the Battle of Brandywine, Battle of Germantown, Battle of Monmouth and the Battle of Springfield.

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