13th Massachusetts Regiment

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This article is about a regiment in the American Revolution. For the regiment in the American Civil War, see 13th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
Jonathan Brewer's Regiment
6th Continental Regiment
13th Massachusetts Regiment
Active 1775-1781
Allegiance Continental Congress of the United States
Type Infantry
Part of Massachusetts Line
Engagements Battle of Bunker Hill,
Battle of Valcour Island,
Saratoga,
Monmouth,
Battle of Rhode Island.
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Colonel Brewer
Colonel Edward Wigglesworth
Lt Col. Ebenezer Sproat

The 13th Massachusetts Regiment, also known as the 6th Continental Regiment and Jonathan Brewer's Regiment, was first raised in 1775 by Colonel Jonathan Brewer. Under Colonel Edward Wigglesworth in 1776 it was designated the 6th Continental. It was manned with troops raised primarily from Essex, York, and Cumberland Counties. An additional battalion was later raised from Middlesex, Suffolk, Plymouth and Barnstable Counties. The regiment would see action at the Battle of Bunker Hill, Battle of Valcour Island, Battle of Saratoga, Battle of Monmouth and the Battle of Rhode Island. The regiment was disbanded on January 1, 1781 at West Point, New York. The Light Infantry Company fought at the Battle of Stony Point

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