4th Maryland Regiment
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4th Maryland Regiment
4th Maryland Regiment
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Recruitment areas
Active27 March 1776 - January 1, 1783
Disbanded1 January 1783
AllegianceContinental Congress of the United States
TypeInfantry
Size728 soldiers (1776)
re-organized to 611 soldiers (1781)
Part ofMaryland Line
EngagementsAmerican Revolutionary War (1775-1783)
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Colonel Josias Hall


The 4th Maryland Regiment was organized on March 27, 1777 as a part of eight companies from Baltimore, Anne Arundel and Somerset Counties. It was assigned to the 2nd Maryland Brigade -- a part of the Main Army -- on May 22, 1777. Assigned 27 December 1776 to the Main Army. Authorized 16 September 1776 in the Continental Army as the 4th Maryland Regiment. Reorganized 12 May 1779 to consist of nine companies. (2d Maryland Brigade relieved 5 April 1780 from the Main Army and assigned to the Southern Department.) Relieved 1 January 1781 from the Maryland Brigade. Assigned 24 September 1781 to Gist's Brigade of the Main Army. (Gist's Brigade relieved 27 October 1781 from the Main Army and assigned to the Southern Department.) Relieved 4 January 1782 from Gist's Brigade and assigned to the Maryland Brigade, an element of the Southern Department. Disbanded 1 January 1783 at Charleston, South Carolina.[1]

References

  1. ^ "4th Maryland Regiment". National Park Service. 26 February 2015. Retrieved 2018.

Further reading

  • Batt, Richard J. (1974). The Maryland Continentals 1780-1781. Tulane University.
  • Balch, Thomas (1857). Papers Relating Chiefly to the Maryland Line During the Revolution. Philadelphia. p. 218 pgs.
  • Christian, Bernard (1972) [1900]. Muster Rolls & other Records of Service of Maryland Troops in the American Revolution 1775-1783 ((HTML)) (Reprint ed.). Baltimore, Maryland: Lord Baltimore Press, Maryland Historical Society. p. 736 pgs. Retrieved 2006.
  • Steuart, Rieman (1972). History of the Maryland Line in the Revolutionary War, 1775-1783. Towson:Society of the Cincinnati of Maryland.
  • Zlatich, Marko (1980). Uniform of the 4th Maryland Regiment Continental Line. Military Collector and Historian. p. 85.

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