American 1st Maryland Regiment

  • The American Revolution
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

Formed in support of America's War for Independence from Greta Britain, The 1st Maryland Regiment was an Infantry formation. Although (3) Companies (700 Officers and Men) were originally formed, by the end of The War, a total of (8) Companies (600 effectives) would be created.  Assigned to The Continental Army in 1776, The 1st Maryland fought in several major Battles of The Revolutionary War. These included Trenton, Princeton, Brandywine Station and Guilford Court House. Their greatest War-time fame came at The Battle of Long Island (New York, 1776), when The Companies held a Rear Guard against British and Hessian Forces. Although suffering heavy losses, The 1st brought the needed time for General Washington and His Army to escape. The Regiment was disbanded in 1781 with roughly 500 surviving Veterans. The current 175th Infantry Regiment of The Maryland Army National Guard, claims direct lineage to The Colonial Regiment.