9th Pennsylvania Regiment
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|9th Pennsylvania Regiment|
|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)
|Colonel Richard Butler|
The 9th Pennsylvania Regiment was authorized 16 September 1776 and was assigned to the main Continental Army on 27 December 1776. It was organized during the spring of 1777 to consist of eight companies of volunteers from Westmoreland, Lancaster, Chester, Philadelphia and Cumberland counties of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The regiment was assigned to the 3d Pennsylvania Brigade of the main Continental Army on 27 May 1777. On 1 July 1778 the regiment was re-organized into nine companies. On 22 July 1778 the regiment was reassigned to the 2d Pennsylvania Brigade. It was consolidated with the 5th Pennsylvania Regiment on 17 January 1781 and re-designated as the 5th Pennsylvania Regiment and concurrently furloughed at Trenton, New Jersey. The regiment would see action during the Battle of Brandywine, Battle of Germantown, Battle of Monmouth and the Battle of Springfield.
- Wright, Richard K. (1983). "Lineage". The Continental Army. Army Lineage Series. United States Army Center of Military History. CMH Pub 60-4. Retrieved 26 June 2006.
- Bibliography of the Continental Army in Pennsylvania compiled by the United States Army Center of Military History
- Pennsylvania in the war of the revolution, battalions and line. 1775-1783 ed. by John Blair Linn, William H. Egle. v.1
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