8th Massachusetts Regiment

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Sargent's Regiment
16th Continental Regiment
8th 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 Paul Dudley Sargent
Colonel Michael Jackson

The 8th Massachusetts Regiment also known as 16th Continental Regiment and Sargent's Regiment, was raised on April 23, 1775 under Colonel Paul Dudley Sargent at Cambridge, Massachusetts. The regiment would see action at the Battle of Bunker Hill, New York Campaign, Battle of Trenton, Battle of Princeton and the Battle of Saratoga. The regiment was furloughed June 12, 1783 at West Point, New York and disbanded on November 3, 1783.

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