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Lancaster County Revolutionary War Militia

1777 Battalions: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
1780 Battalions: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
1783 Battalions: 1st, 4th, 6th, 8th, 9th

1st Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers

  • Col. Phillip Greenawalt

2nd Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers

  • Lt. Col. Thomas Edwards
  1777 1780
Township (if known) Company Company
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

2nd Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers

  • Col. James Watson

6th Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers

  • Lt. Col. James Taylor
  1777 1780
Township (if known) Company Company
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

3rd Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers

  • Col. Alexander Lowrey

7th Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers

  • Lt. Col. Alexander Lowrey

4th Battalion, 1783

Commanding Officers

  • Lt. Col. Jacob Cook
  1777 1780
Township (if known) Company Company
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

4th Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers

  • Col. Robert Elder

10th Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers

  • Lt. Col. Robert Elder
  1777 1780
Township (if known) Company Company
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

5th Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers

  • Col. Jacob Clatz

8th Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers

  • Lt. Col. James Ross
  1777 * 1780
Township (if known) Company Company
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

* Notes:

  • 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.

6th Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers

  • Col. John Rogers

9th Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers

  • Lt. Col. John Rogers

1st Battalion, 1783

Commanding Officers

  • Lt. Col. John Rogers
  1777 1780
Township (if known) Company Company
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

7th Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers

  • Col. John Boyd

1st Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers

  • Lt. Col. John Boyd
  • Lt. Col. James Messer (1781)
  1777 1780
Township (if known) Company Company
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

8th Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers

  • Col. Michael Haverstick

4th Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers

  • Lt. Col. Ludwig Meyer
  • Lt. Col. Frederick Ziegler

9th Battalion, 1783

Commanding Officers

  • Lt. Col. Frederick Ziegler
  1777 1780
Township (if known) Company Company
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

9th Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers

  • Col. John Huber

3rd Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers

  • Lt. Col. Jacob Bower

6th Battalion, 1783

Commanding Officers

  • Lt. Col. John Huber
  1777 1780
Township (if known) Company Company
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

10th Battalion, 1777

Commanding Officers

  • Col. David Jenkins

5th Battalion, 1780

Commanding Officers

  • Lt. Col. Jacob Carpenter

8th Battalion, 1783

Commanding Officers

  • Lt. Col. Joseph Jenkins
  1777 1780
Township (if known) Company Company
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