Gage's Regiment of Militia

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Gage's Regiment of Militia
Active 1777
Country United States
Allegiance State of Massachusetts
Branch Colonial Militia
Type Infantry
Part of Massachusetts militia
Engagements Bemis Heights
Benjamin Gage

Gage's Regiment of Militia also known as the 4th Essex County Militia Regiment was called up at Bradford, Massachusetts on October 2, 1777 as reinforcements for the Continental Army during the Saratoga campaign. The regiment marched quickly to join the gathering forces of General Horatio Gates as he faced British General John Burgoyne in northern New York. The regiment served in General Nixon's brigade. With the surrender of Burgoyne's Army on October 17, the regiment acted as part of the guard for the prisoners to Prospect Hill and disbanded on November 7, 1777.[1]