13th Pennsylvania Regiment

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13th Pennsylvania Regiment
Active 1776–1778
Allegiance United States Continental Congress
Type Infantry
Size 728 soldiers
Part of Pennsylvania Line
Engagements Battle of Trenton
Battle of Princeton
Battle of Brandywine
Battle of Germantown
Battle of Monmouth
Colonel Samuel Miles
Colonel Walter Stewart

The 13th Pennsylvania Regiment, also known as The Pennsylvania State Rifle Regiment and Miles's Regiment, was raised March 6, 1776, as a state militia regiment and later for service with the Continental Army. The regiment would see action during the New York Campaign, Battle of Trenton, Battle of Princeton, Battle of Brandywine, Battle of Germantown and the Battle of Monmouth. The regiment was merged into the 2nd Pennsylvania Regiment on July 1, 1778.

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Samuel Miles was the regiment's commanding officer when he was captured at the Battle of Long Island. On 17 June 1777, Walter Stewart became the unit's commander and led it at the Battle of Brandywine where it fought with George Weedon's 2nd Virginia Brigade.

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