Ottendorf's Corps

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Ottendorf's Corps
Active 1776-1778
Allegiance Continental Congress of the United States
Type Dragoons
Size 160
Part of Continental Army
Engagements Short Hills
Germantown
Brandywine
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Nicholas Dietrich, Baron de Ottendorf
Charles Armand

Ottendorf's Corps was raised on December 5, 1776 in eastern Pennsylvania for service with the Continental Army. As Congress directed the corps would be composed of 150 privates, sergeants and corporals included and that it be divided as follows: "divided into three companies, the first to consist of 60 men, light infantry, to be commanded by one captain and two lieutenants. The other two companies of hunters (Riflemen), 45 men each, also commanded by one captain, two lieutenants." The Corps saw action at the Battle of Germantown and Battle of Brandywine. In April 1778 the Corps was broken up and a company was given to Armand's Legion and others became independent companies of dragoons.

External links[edit]

  • [1]|Library of Congress, Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789, Page 1007