Whitney's Regiment of Militia

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Whitney's Regiment of Militia
Active 1777
Allegiance State of Massachusetts
Type Infantry
Part of Massachusetts militia
Engagements Bemis Heights
Josiah Whitney (soldier)
Ephrim Sawyer

Whitney's Regiment of Militia also known as the 2nd Worchester County Militia Regiment was called up at Harvard, 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 Fellow's brigade. With the surrender of Burgoyne's Army on October 17 the regiment was disbanded on October 26, 1777.