5th Pennsylvania Regiment

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5th Pennsylvania Regiment
Active 1775 - 1783
Allegiance Continental Congress of the United States
Type Infantry
Part of Pennsylvania Line
Engagements Battle of Brandywine (1777)
Battle of Paoli (1777)
Battle of Germantown (1777)
Battle of Monmouth (1778)
Battle of Springfield (1780)
Battle of Green Spring (1781)
Siege of Yorktown (1781)
Colonel Francis Johnston
Colonel Richard Butler

The 5th Pennsylvania Regiment, first known as the 4th Pennsylvania Battalion, was raised December 9, 1775 at Chester, Pennsylvania for service with the Continental Army. The regiment would see action at Brandywine, Paoli, Germantown, Monmouth, Springfield, Green Spring, and Yorktown. The regiment was disbanded on January 1, 1783.

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