3rd Massachusetts Regiment

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Heath's Regiment
Greaton's Regiment
24th Continental Regiment
3rd Massachusetts Regiment
Active 1775-1783
Allegiance Continental Congress of the United States
Type Infantry
Part of Massachusetts Line
Engagements Bunker Hill, Saratoga
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Colonel William Heath

The 3rd Massachusetts Regiment also known as the 24th Continental Regiment, Heath's Regiment, and Greaton's Regiment, was raised on April 23, 1775, under Colonel William Heath outside of Boston, Massachusetts. When Heath was promoted to brigadier general in June 1775 the regiment came under the command of Colonel John Greaton. The regiment would see action at the Battle of Bunker Hill, Battle of Trois-Rivières, Battle of Valcour Island and the Battle of Saratoga.The regiment was disbanded, on November 3, 1783, at West Point, New York. Lineage carried on by the U.S. 104th Infantry Regiment.

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