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Revolutionary War Militia Battalions and Companies, Arranged by County

REVOLUTIONARY WAR MILITIA ORGANIZATION: LANCASTER CO., PA.

. 1777 - 1st BATTALION 1780 - 2nd BATTALION
  • Col. Phillip Greenawalt
  • Lt. Col. Thomas Edwards
Township (if known) 1777 1780
Bethel Township
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. Casper Stoever
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. Casper Stoever

Lebanon Township

  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. William Paine
  • 1st Company
  • Capt.Balzer Orth
Lebanon Township
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. Philip Weiser
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. John Stone
Heidelberg Township
  • 4th Company
  • Capt. George Noll (Null)
  • 5th Company
  • Capt. George Moor (a merger)
Lebanon Township
  • 5th Company
  • Capt. Michael Holderbaum
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. Michael Holderbaum
Heidelberg Township
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. Leonard Immel
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. Wendel Weaver
Bethel Township
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. Valentine Shouffler
  • 8th Company
    • Capt. John Gassert
    • Capt. Matthias Henning (1782)

Heidelberg Township

 

  • 8th Company
  • Capt. Henry Sheaffer

     

  • 5th Company
  • Capt. John Moor (a merger)

     

Lebanon Township

  • 9th Company
  • Capt. Daniel Oldenbreck
  • 4th Company
  • Capt. David Krause

 

 

. 1777 - 2nd BATTALION 1780 - 6th BATTALION
  • Col. James Watson
  • Lt. Col. James Taylor
Township (if known) 1777 1780
Little Britain Township
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. John Scott
  • Capt. Wm. Arbuckle
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. John Duncan
Colerain Township
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. Joshua Anderson
  • Capt. Rovert Miller
  • 4th Company
  • Capt. Robert Miller
Sadsbury Township
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. John Johnston
  • Capt. Joseph Walker
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. Joseph Walker
Martick Township
  • 4th Company
  • Capt. Thomas White
  • Capt. Thomas Clark
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. John Patton
Drumore Township
  • 5th Company
    • Capt.James Morrison
    • Capt. Robert King
  • 5th Company
  • Capt. Capt. James Clark
Little Britain Township
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. Joseph Allison
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. Robert Campbell
Eastern Drumore Township
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. Patrick Marshall
  • Capt. John Caldwell
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. Capt. John Caldwell
Bart Township
  • 8th Company
  • Capt. John Paxton
  • 8th Company
  • Capt. Thomas Gourly
  • Capt. Robert Ramsey

 

 

. 1777 - 3rd BATTALION (7th BATTALION) 1780 (4th BATTALION) 1783
  • Col. Alexander Lowrey
  • Lt. Col. Alexander Lowrey
  • Lt. Col. Jacob Cook
Township (if known) 1777 1780
Derry Township
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. Robert McKee
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. Robert McKee
Mount Joy Township
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. Thomas Robinson
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. Thomas Robinson
Donegal Township
  • 3rd Company
    • Capt. Joseph Work
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. William Willson
Londonderry Township
  • 4th Company
  • Capt. David McQueen (McQuown)
  • 4th Company
  • Capt. David McQueen
Donegal Township
  • 5th Company
  • Capt. Robert Craig
Merged with other Donegal companies.
Donegal Township
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. Andrew Boggs
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. Andrew Boggs
Mount Joy Township
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. Abraham Scott
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. Abraham Scott
Rapho Township
  • 8th Company
  • Capt. Hugh Pedan
  • 8th Company
  • Capt. Hugh Pedan
  • Capt. Patrick Hays
Rapho Township
  • 9th Company
  • Capt. Christian Erhard
  • Capt. Abraham Forry
  • 5th Company
  • Capt. Noah Kesey

 

. 1777 - 4th BATTALION 1780 - 10th BATTALION
  • Col. Robert Elder
  • Lt. Col. Robert Elder
Township (if known) 1777 1780
Upper Paxtang Township
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. James Murray
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. James Murray
Paxton Township
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. James Collier
  • Capt. Henry McKinney
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. Samuel Cochran
Paxton Township
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. John Rutherford
  • 4th Company
  • Capt. Hugh Robinson
Paxton Township
  • 4th Company
  • Capt. James Crouch
  • Capt. Jonathan McClure
  • 8th Company
  • Capt. Jonathan McClure
Upper Paxtang Township
  • 5th Company
  • Capt. James Clark
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. William Johnston
Upper Paxtang Township
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. Martin Weaver
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. Martin Weaver
  • Capt. James Weaver (1782)
Paxton Township
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. Michael Whitley
  • Capt. Andrew Stewart
  • 5th Company
  • Capt. Andrew Stewart
Paxton Township
  • 8th Company
  • Capt. John Gilchrist
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. George McMillan

 

 

. 1777 - 5th BATTALION 1780 - 8th BATTALION
  • Col. Jacob Clatz
  • Lt. Col. James Ross
Township (if known) 1777 1780
Lancaster Borough and Township
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. Michael App*
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. John Ewing
Lancaster Borough and Township
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. James Krug*
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. John Hubley
  • Capt. George Trisler
Lancaster Borough
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. John Graff*
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. Joseph Hubley
Lancaster Borough
  • 4th Company
  • Capt. George Franciscus*
  • 4th Company
  • Capt. William Wirtz
Lancaster Borough
  • 5th Company
  • Capt.Peter Shaffner*
  • 5th Company
  • Capt. Samuel Boyd
Lancaster Borough
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. Christ. Petrie*
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. John Miller
Manheim Township
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. Samuel Davis*
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. Thomas Davis
  • Capt. Martin Weybright
Manheim Township
  • 8th Company
  • Capt. Adam Wilhelm*
  • 8th Company
  • Capt. Jacob Wilhelm

*There are no rolls for this battalion under the 1777 arrangement, and no clues to the origen of the companies other than the captain's names.

*The names of Michael App, John Graff and Christ. Petrie appear as privates on the 1780 of the rolls indicated as theirs.

*The other Lancaster companies have been matched arbitrarily.

 

. 1777 - 6th BATTALION 1780 - 9th BATTALION 1783 - 1st BATTALION
  • Col. John Rogers
  • Lt. Col. John Rogers
  • Lt. Col. John Rogers
Township (if known) 1777 1780
Hanover Township
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. William McCullough
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. William Allen
Hanover Township
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. Ambrose Crain
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. Ambrose Crain
Hanover Township
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. Thomas Coppenhaver
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. Daniel Bradley

Hanover Township

  • 4th Company
  • Capt. James McCreight
  • 5th Company
  • Capt. James McCreight
  • 2nd Company (1783)
  • Capt. James McCreight
Londonderry Township
  • 5th Company
  • Capt. Patrick Hays
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. Patrick Hays
  • 8th Company (1783)
  • Capt. Robert McCallen

 

Hanover Township
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. Joseph McClure
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. James Wilson
  • 1st Company (1783)
  • Capt. James Wilson
Derry Township
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. William Laird
  • 8th Company
  • Capt. William Laird
  • 6th Company (1783)
  • Capt. William Laird
Hanover Township
  • 8th Company
  • Capt. Michael Moyer
  • 4th Company
  • Capt. John Herkerider
  • Capt. Michael Brown

 

 

. 1777 - 7th BATTALION 1780 - 1st BATTALION
  • Col. John Boyd
  • Lt. Col. John Boyd
  • Lt. Col. James Messer (1781)
Township (if known) 1777 1780
Western Strasburg Township
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. James Brown
  • 5th Company
  • Capt. William Smyth
  • Capt. Edmond Lintner
Salisbury Township
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. David Whitehill
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. Enoch Hastings
Northwestern Leacock Township
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. John Rowland
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. Martin Huey
Lampeter Township
  • 4th Company
  • Capt. Samuel Heans
  • Capt. John Craig
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. John Slater
Eastern Strasburg Township
  • 5th Company
  • Capt.John Slaymaker
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. Alexander White
  • Capt. Matthias Slaymaker
Salisbury Township
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. William Brisben
  • Capt. John Hopkins
  • 8th Company
  • Capt. William Brisben
Lower Leacock Township
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. Robert McCurdy
  • 4th Company
  • Capt. William Skiles
Eastern Lampeter Township
  • 8th Company
  • Capt. Henry Kendrick
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. Samuel Henry

 

 

. 1777 - 8th BATTALION 1780 - 4th BATTALION 1783 - 9th BATTALION
  • Col. Michael Haverstick
  • Lt. Col. Ludwig Meyer
  • Lt. Col. Frederick Ziegler
Township (if known) 1777 1780
Conestoga Township
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. Jacob Metzger
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. Jacob Metzger
Hempfield Township
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. Ludwig Meyer
  • 5th Company
  • Capt. Alexander Scott
Hempfield Township
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. Henry Kuster
  • 8th Company
  • Capt. James Beard

Manor Township

  • 4th Company
  • Capt. Conrad Korer
  • 4th Company
  • Capt. Barnhart Mann
  • Capt. Christian Domen
Lower Manor Township
  • 5th Company
  • Capt. Frederick Ziegler
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. Jacob Brand
Hempfield Township
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. James Barber
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. James Patten
Manor Township
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. Joseph Wright
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. Conrad Corr
  • Capt. Joseph Wright
Conestoga Township
  • 8th Company
  • Capt. George Radfang
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. Frederick Radfang
  • Philip Baker

 

 

. 1777 - 9th BATTALION 1780 - 3rd BATTALION 1783 -6th BATTALION
  • Col. John Huber
  • Lt. Col. Jacob Bower
  • Lt. Col. John Huber
Township (if known) 1777 1780
Warwick Township
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. John Gingrich
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. George Reist
  • Capt. Henry Custer
Cocalico Township
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. Bernhard Gartner
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. Philip Beck
  • Capt. Michael Oberly
Warwick Township (Lititz)
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. George Feather
  • 8th Company
  • Capt. John Smuller
Cocalico Township (East Adamstown)
  • 4th Company
  • Capt. Isaac Adams
  • 5th Company
  • Capt. Jacob Vanderslice
  • Capt. Nicholas Lutz
Cocalico Township
  • 5th Company
  • Capt.Joseph Gehr
  • 4th Company
  • Capt. Joseph Gehr
Warwick Township
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. Christian Hollinger
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. John Ashton
Cocalico Township
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. John Smuller
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. Andrew Rehm (Andreas Ream)
Elizabeth Township
  • 8th Company
  • Capt. George Volick (Volck, Foulke)
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. Philip Duck

 

 

. 1777 - 10th BATTALION 1780 - 5th BATTALION 1783 - 8th BATTALION
  • Col. David Jenkins
  • Lt. Col. Jacob Carpenter
  • Lt. Col. Joseph Jenkins
Township (if known) 1777 1780
Brecknock Township
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. John Lutz
  • 5th Company
  • Capt. John Lutz
Brecknock and Carnarvon Townships
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. James Davies
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. Samuel Elliott
Earl Township
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. Martin Bowman
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. Martin Bowman

Earl Township

  • 4th Company
  • Capt. George Rees
  • 8th Company
  • Capt. Martin Holman
  • Capt. Jas. McConnall
Carnarvon Township
  • 5th Company
  • Capt. Joseph Jenkins
  • 4th Company
  • Capt. Joseph Jenkins
Earl Township
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. James Watson
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. Alexander McIlvain
Earl Township
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. Emanuel Carpenter
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. Conrad Corr
  • Capt. Rudopph Statler
Earl Township
  • 8th Company
  • Capt. William Crawford
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. William Crawford

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