May's Regiment of Militia

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May's Regiment of Militia
Active 1777
Allegiance State of Massachusetts
Type Infantry
Part of Massachusetts militia
Engagements Bemis Heights
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Ezra May

May's Regiment of Militia also known as the 2nd Hampshire County Militia Regiment was called up at Southampton, Massachusetts on September 20, 1777 as reinforcements for the Continental Army during the Saratoga Campaign. The regiment marched quickly to join the gathering forces of Gen. 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 was disbanded on October 18, 1777.