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nevinsrip Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Mar 2017 7:28 p.m. PST

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Unit History of the Maryland and Virginia Rifle Regiment (17761781):
Insights from the Service Record of Capt. Adamson Tannehill

Interesting reading.

Personal logo Dale Hurtt Supporting Member of TMP17 Mar 2017 10:46 p.m. PST

Nice! Thanks.

firebase201218 Mar 2017 5:40 a.m. PST

Brilliant info many thanks

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2017 5:54 a.m. PST

Well done.

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2017 7:57 a.m. PST

The Maryland and Virginia Rifle Regiment

-Authorized on 14 June 1775 (the Birthday of the US Army) with two Maryland and one Virginia independent rifle companies. The two Maryland companies were organized on 21 June and the Virginia company on 22 June.

-The regiment itself was authorized on 17 June 1776 and was organized ten days later (27 June) composed of the three original companies and six additional companies (two from Maryland and four from Virginia). The new companies were organized between 11-31 July.

-Part of the regiment was captured at Fort Washington on 16 November 1776 and the regimental organization was disbanded. The remaining Virginia personnel were transferred to the 11th Virginia Continental Regiment. The surviving Maryland personnel were reorganized as a company and attached to the 4th Maryland of the Continental Line.

-The unit was reorganized on 21 March 1779 as Rawlings' Independent Corps of three companies and it was assigned to the Western Department. It was disbanded on 1 January 1781 at Fort Pitt.

axabrax Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2017 9:16 a.m. PST

Awesome. Thanks!

vtsaogames18 Mar 2017 5:02 p.m. PST

Didn't know Otho Williams started in the rifles. Good stuff.

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