Category: 3d New Hampshire Regiment (1777)

Categories: New Hampshire regiments of the Continental Army | Battle of Saratoga | Sullivan Expedition | Battle of Newtown

3d New Hampshire Regiment (1775)

The 3rd New Hampshire Regiment, also known as the 2nd Continental Regiment, was authorized on 22 May 1775, organized 1–8 June 1775, and adopted into the Continental Army on 14 June 1775, as the third of three regiments raised by the state of New Hampshire during the American Revolution. The enlistment dates for officers and rank and file soldiers extended to 23 April 1775, based on their response to the alarm for the Battles of Lexington and Concord.

The regiment saw action at the Battle of Bunker Hill, the Battles of Saratoga, and the Battle of Newtown. In addition, the 3rd participated in or was present at the Siege of Boston, the Invasion of Canada, Valley Forge, and Sullivan's Expedition.

The 3rd Regiment was ordered disbanded on 1 January 1781, based on Congress prescribing a new arrangement for the Continental Army on 3 October 1780, that dictated there be just two regiments from New Hampshire, rather than three. Washington's general orders of 1 November 1780, conveyed this arrangement to the army. The officers of the three New Hampshire regiments met and agreed on who would continue to serve and who would agreeably retire based on this new arrangement; this resulted in several officers from the 3rd Regiment continuing service by moving to the 1st or 2nd regiments. (1)

3rd New Hampshire Regiment (1777)

Active: 1777
Allegiance: Continental Congress of the United States
Branch: Army
Type: Infantry
Part of: New Hampshire Line
Battle of Saratoga
Sullivan Expedition
Battle of Newtown
Colonel James Reed
Colonel Alexander Scammell
LTC Henry Dearborn


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