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Revolutionary War Militia Battalions and Companies, Arranged by County

REVOLUTIONARY WAR MILITIA ORGANIZATION: PHILADELPHIA CITY, PA.

. 1777 - 1st BATTALION 1780 - 1st BATTALION
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  • Col. William Bradford
  • Lt. Col. Joh Keppele
  • Major James Reed
  • Major Samuel McLane
  • Lt. Col. James Read
  • Major Alexander Boyd
  • Adjutant William Matlack
Township (if known) 1777 1780
Middle Ward (West side of Third Street to East Third Street)
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. Ezekiel Letts
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. Lazarus Stow (resigned)
  • Capt. David Tew
Middle Ward
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. Charles Syng
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. John Davis
Middle Ward (West side of 2nd Street, Market Street to Chestnut, East and West of Strawberry Alley)
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. William Smith (resigned)
  • Capt. George Taylor (chosen 21 August 1779)
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. John Linton
Walnut Ward, Chestnut Ward
  • 4th Company
  • Capt. John Byrne
  • 4th Company
  • Capt. Richard Humphrey (resigned)
  • Capt. Barnabas McShane
Middle Ward
  • 5th Company
  • Capt. Robert Smith
  • 5th Company
  • Capt. Ezekiel Letts (resigned)
  • Capt. Tench Francis
Chestnut Ward, Middle Ward
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. Thomas Bradford (resigned)
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. Samuel McLane
Middle Ward
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. John Linton
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. George Taylor
South Ward, Middle Ward
  • 8th Company
  • Capt. James Read (promoted)
  • Capt. Samuel McLanr (App. Major 3 August 1777)
  • 8th Company
  • Capt. John Reynolds

 

 

. 1777 - 2nd BATTALION 1780 - 2nd BATTALION
  • Col. Sharp Delaney
  • Lt. Col. Paul Cox
  • Major Elias Boise
  • Lt. Col. Benjamin Eyre
  • Major Richard Salter
  • Major William Bowers
Township (if known) 1777 1780
Dock Ward, Northern Liberties
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. Robert Duncan (resigned)
  • Capt. Edward Paschall
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. Isaac Cooper
Dock Ward, Northern Liberties
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. John Downey (died)
  • Capt. Davis Bevan
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. George Nice
Dock Ward, Northern Liberties
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. John McCullock )promoted to Artillery)
  • Capt. Philip Pancake
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. John Kling
Dock Ward, Northern Liberties
  • 4th Company
  • Capt. John Snowden (resigned)
  • Capt. Jona. Wainright (died)
  • Capt. Derick Peterson
  • 4th Company
  • Capt. John Hewson
Dock Ward, Northern Liberties
  • 5th Company
  • Capt.George Goodwin (resigned)
  • Capt. James Hood
  • 5th Company
  • Capt. William Bowers (promoted)
  • Capt. Jacob Bender
Dock Ward, Northern Liberties
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. William McCullock
  • Capt. William Semple
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. John Bergman
Dock Ward, Northern Liberties
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. William Young
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. Philip Wagener
Dock Ward, Northern Liberties
  • 8th Company
  • Capt. John Imlay
  • 8th Company
  • Capt. George Forepaugh

 

 

. 1777 - 3rd BATTALION 1780 - 3rd BATTALION
  • Col. Jacob Morgan (resigned)
  • Lt. Col. William Will
  • Lt. Col. William Holliday
  • Major Joseph Kerr
  • Lt. Col. William Will
  • Major Joseph Kerr
Township (if known) 1777 1781
West Mulberry
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. George Easterly
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. Alexander Quarrier
West Mulberry
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. Peter Mehrlin (resigned)
  • Capt. George Smith
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. Michael Gilbert
West Mulberry
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. Conrad Rush
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. George Easterly
East Mulberry (Race above 5th Street, Upper Cherry Alley)
  • 4th Company
  • Capt. Elijah Weed (resigned)
  • Capt. Jacob Bender
  • 4th Company
  • Capt. Andrew Burkhart
East Mulberry
  • 5th Company
  • Capt. Williamson Tolbert (resigned)
  • Capt. James Pickering
  • 5th Company
  • Capt. John Geyer
West and East Mulberry
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. George Reinhardt
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. Conrad Rush
East Mulberry
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. Jacob Weidman (resigned)
  • Capt. Jacob Geiger
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. James Pickering
  • Capt. Jacob Geiger
East Mulberry
  • 8th Company
  • Capt. Jacob Linnington (resigned)
  • Capt. John Peters, Jr.
  • 8th Company
  • Capt. John Peters, Jr.
  • Capt. Jacob Geiger

 

. 1777 - 4th BATTALION 1780 - 4th BATTALION
  • Col. John Bayard
  • Lt. Col. Jonathan B. Smith
  • Major Alexander Boyd
  • Lt. Col. Paul Cox
  • Lt. Col. Joseph Dean
  • Major Philip Pancake
Township (if known) 1777 1780
Southern District of Upper Delaware, Dock Ward
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. Isaac Austin
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. William McDowell
High Street, Dock Ward
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. Lazarus Pine
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. John Flinn (left the state)
  • Capt. Charles Wilson Peale
North, Dock Ward
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. Adam Foulk
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. John McCalla, Jr.
High Street
  • 4th Company
  • Capt. Charles Wilson Peale
  • 4th Company
  • Capt. James Rosbothem
North
  • 5th Company
  • Capt. Lambert Wilmore
  • 5th Company
  • Capt. Jacob Martin
North side of Market Street to South side of Arch to Schuylkill exclusive of West side of 6th)
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. Christian Shaffer
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. James Hood
Lower Delaware, Dock Ward
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. Samuel Massey (resigned)
  • Capt. Jeremiah Fisher (resigned)
  • Capt. John McCartney
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. William Semple
Upper Delaware, Dock Ward
  • 8th Company
  • Capt. Anthony Wilkinson (lost at sea in 1779)
  • 8th Company
  • Capt. John Cornish

 

 

. 1777 - 5th BATTALION 1780 - 5th BATTALION
  • Col. Christopher Coperthwaite
  • Lt. Col. Christr. Kucher (resigned)
  • Lt. Col. John Rice
  • Major John Brown (resigned)
  • Major Benjamin Eyre
  • Lt. Col. John Smee
  • Major David Reese
Township (if known) 1777 1780
Northern Liberties, Upper Delaware
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. George Forepaugh
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. Thomas Willis
Northern Liberties, High Street
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. George Nice
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. Elijah Weed (resigned)
  • Capt. Benjamin Freeman
Northern Liberties, High Street
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. Anthony Leghner
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. John Barker
Northern Liberties, Southern District of Delaware
  • 4th Company
  • Capt. James Bruster (resigned)
  • Capt. Saml. Salter (chosen 28 Sept. 1778)
  • Capt.Richard Salter
  • 4th Company
  • Capt. Isaac Austin
Northern Liberties, North side of Market Street to South side of Arch to Schuylkill exclusive of West side of 6th)
  • 5th Company
  • Capt.Philip Wagener
  • 5th Company
  • Capt. Christian Shaffer
Northern Liberties
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. William Bowers
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. Adam Foulk
Northern Liberties
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. John Bergman
  • Capt. Andrew Bower
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. Nathaniel Twinning
Northern Liberties, Lower Delaware
  • 8th Company
  • Capt. Isaac Cooper
  • 8th Company
  • Capt. John McCartney

 

 

. 1777 - 6th BATTALION 1780 - 6th BATTALION
  • Col. Robert Knox
  • Lt. Col. Robert Allison
  • Major Thomas Caster
  • Lt. Col. Robert Knox
  • Major Thomas Casdrop
Township (if known) 1777 1780
Southwark
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. John Smith
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. Silas Engles
Moyomensing, Southwark
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. Jacob Link
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. Joseph Falkner
Southwark, Moyomensing
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. Ephraim Falkner
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. George Sheibler
Southwark
  • 4th Company
  • Capt. Joseph Rhoades
  • 4th Company
  • Capt. James Brown
Southwark
  • 5th Company
  • Capt. Joseph Mash
  • Capt. Warwick Coates, Jr.
  • 5th Company
  • Capt. Philip Ryan
Southwark
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. Philip Ryan
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. Warwick Coates, Jr.
Passyunk
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. Christian Grover
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. Jacob Link
Southwark
  • 8th Company
  • Capt. Joshua Humphrey (resigned 19 April 1779)
  • Capt. John Turner
  • 8th Company
  • Jonathan Grice

 

. 1777 - ARTILLERY BATTALION 1779 - ARTILLERY BATTALION 1780 - ARTILLERY BATTALION
  (Called into service)  
township (if known) 1777 1779 1780
 
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. John McCullock
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. John McGinley
  • 1st Company
  • Capt. Joseph Watkins
 
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. Samuel Massey
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. John McCullock
  • 2nd Company
  • Capt. John Ogborn
 
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. Peter Brown
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. Peter Brown
  • 3rd Company
  • Capt. Andrew Summers
 
  • 4th Company
  • Capt. William Prowell
  • 4th Company
  • Capt. James Lang
  • 4th Company
  • Capt. James Pearson
(Composed principally of mechanics.)
  • 5th Company
  • Capt. Andrew Summers
  • 5th Company
  • Capt. Andrew Summers
  • 5th Company
  • Capt. William Linard
 
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. John Ruper
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. - unknown
  • 6th Company
  • Capt. Anthony Cuthbert
     
  • 7th Company
  • Capt. James Lang
     
  • 8th Company
  • Capt. John Connelly

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