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The Connecticut Regiment

 

William Douglas of Northford, Connecticut (1742-1777), Captain of the 6th company of the 1st Connecticut regiment, General Wooster's, 1775, which marched to New York in the latter part of June and encamped at Harlem. About September 28th it marched to the Northern department, and took part in the operations along Lakes George and Champlain, assisted in the reduction of St. John's in October, and afterward was stationed in part at Montreal.

January 1, 1777, he was commissioned Colonel of the 6th regiment, Connecticut line, and he died from the effects of previous service, May 28, 1777.

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First Connecticut Regiment Continental Line 1777-1781
Lieutenant David Dorrance’s Company
Scarlet coat faced with white, white jacket and breeches, small round hat.
Snuff colored coat faced with light brown, white jacket and breeches, small round hat bound with white.
Red coat faced with white, brown vest, black breeches edged with red, small round hat.
Red coat with blue facings, white jacket and breeches, small round hat.
(Connecticut Gazette, February 5, 1779)
Lieutenant Richard Douglas’s Company
Red regimental coat. (Connecticut Gazette, July 25, 1777)

Source: http://www.ctssar.org/huntingtons_regiment.htm 

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Douglas’ Regiment of Levies of Connecticut
Douglas’ Regiment of
Connecticut

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1st Connecticut Regiment


LINEAGE

  • Authorized 27 April 1775 in the Connecticut State Troops as the 1st Connecticut Regiment.
  • Organized 1-20 May 1775 to consist of 10 companies from New Haven and Litchfield Counties.
  • Adopted 14 June 1777 into the Continental Army.
  • Assigned 24 June 1775 to the New York [subsequently Northern] Department) (less 2 companies assigned to 13 July 1775 to the Main Army).
  • Assigned 8 January 1776 to the Canadian Department.
  • Disbanded 1 December 1775 - 15 April 1776 in Canada (less 2 companies disbanded 20 December 1775 at Cambridge, Massachusetts).

ENGAGEMENTS

  • Invasion of Canada
  • Defense of Canada

Captain's Bradford Steel's and Caleb Trowbridge's Companies served at:

  • Siege of Boston

HISTORY

Source: http://www.uswars.net/1775-1783/states/ct/ct-01a.htm 

 
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1st Connecticut Regiment


LINEAGE

  • Authorized 16 September 1776 in the Continental Army as the 1st Connecticut Regiment.
  • Organized 1 January - April 1777 at Norwich to consist of 8 companies from New London, Windham, and Hartford Counties.
  • Assigned 3 April 1777 to the 2d Connecticut Brigade, an element of the Highland's Department.
  • Relieved 12 June 1777 from the 2d Connecticut Brigade and assigned to the 1st Connecticut Brigade, an element of the Highland's Department.
  • 1st Connecticut Brigade relieved 15 June 1777 from the Highland's Department and assigned to the Main Army.
  • 1st Connecticut Brigade relieved 2 July 1777 from the Main Army and assigned to the Highland's Department.
  • Relieved 12 September 1777 from the 1st Connecticut Brigade and assigned to the 2d Connecticut Brigade, an element of the Highland's Department.
  • 2d Connecticut Brigade relieved 14 September 1777 from the Highland's Department and assigned to the Main Army.
  • 2d Connecticut Brigade relieved 2 May 1779 from the Main Army and assigned to the Highland's Department.
  • Reorganized 11 july 1779 to consist of 9 companies.
  • 2d Connecticut Brigade relieved 16 November 1779 from the Highland's Department and assigned to the Main Army.
  • 2d Connecticut Brigade relieved 27 November 1780 from the Main Army and assigned to the Highland's Department.
  • Merged 1 January 1781 with the 8th Connecticut Regiment and redesignated as the 5th Connecticut Regiment, to consist of 9 companies, and relieved from the 2d Connecticut Brigade and assigned to the 1st Connecticut Brigade, an element of the Highland's Department.
  • Disbanded 1 January 1783 at West Point, New York

ENGAGEMENTS

HISTORY


Source: http://www.uswars.net/1775-1783/states/ct/ct-01.htm 

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In his HISTORY of the FIRST REGIMENT Connecticut Volunteer CAVALRY, Bvt. Brig Gen. Erastus Blakeslee writes...

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