12th 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 12th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
Phinney's Regiment
18th Continental Regiment
12th Massachusetts Regiment
Active 1775-1781
Allegiance Continental Congress of the United States
Type Infantry
Size Regiment
Part of Massachusetts Line

American Revolutionary War

The 12th Massachusetts Regiment, also known as 18th Continental Regiment and Phinney's Regiment, was raised on April 23, 1775, under Colonel Edmund Phinney outside of Boston, Massachusetts. The regiment saw action at the Battle of Bunker Hill, Battle of Valcour Island, Battle of Saratoga and the Battle of Monmouth. The regiment was disbanded on January 1, 1781, at West Point, New York.

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