Pennsylvania in the War of the Revolution, Volume I

Pennsylvania in the War of the Revolution, Volume I

Battalions and Line, 1775-1783

By John Blair Linn (Editor); William Henry Egle (Editor)

Metalmark Books, Paperback, 9780271036410, 794pp.

Publication Date: December 2009


This is the first of two volumes detailing Pennsylvania's battalions and line during the American Revolutionary War from 1775 to 1783.

Volume 1 contains brief regimental histories, supplemented by letters and diary entries from the leadership, rosters of field and staff officers, and rolls of enlisted men in each company and their ranks.

This volume includes the following chapters:

Col. Wm. Thompson's Battalion of Riflemen

First Pennsylvania Battalion, Col. DeHaas

Second Pennsylvania Battalion, Col. St. Clair

Third Pennsylvania Battalion, Col. Shee

Fourth Pennsylvania Battalion, Col. Wayne

Fifth Pennsylvania Battalion, Col. Magaw

Sixth Pennsylvania Battalion, Col. Irvine

Pennsylvania Rifle Regiment, Col. Miles

The Musketry Battalion, Col. Atlee

The State Regiment of Foot, Cols. Bull and Stewart

The First Pennsylvania

The Second Pennsylvania

The Third Pennsylvania

The Fourth Pennsylvania

The Fifth Pennsylvania

The Sixth Pennsylvania

The Seventh Pennsylvania

The Eighth Pennsylvania

The Ninth Pennsylvania

The Tenth Pennsylvania

The Eleventh Pennsylvania

The Twelfth Pennsylvania

The Thirteenth Pennsylvania

Additional Regiment, Col. Hartley s

Additional Regiment, Col. Patton's

A comprehensive index for both volumes 1 and 2 is located in volume 2.

About the Author

William Henry Egle (1830-1901) was a physician, historian, and genealogist who worked for the Pennsylvania Telegraph, Literary Companion, and the Daily Telegraph. He received a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1859 and worked as a surgeon during the Civil War. In 1863 he became surgeon to the 47th Pennsylvania Regiment, and in 1870 he became surgeon-in-chief for the Pennsylvania National Guard. He wrote many books on Pennsylvania history and his native Dauphin County.