Brigade Marker--Butler's Brigade Continental Army Valley Forge December 19, 1777 June 18, 1778 Pennsylvania Division Brigadier General Anthony Wayne Second Brigade Lieutenant Colonel William Butler Commanding 4th Regiment Infantry Lieutenant Colonel William Butler Raised January 1, 1777 mustered out January 1, 1783 5th Regiment Infantry Colonel Francis Johnston Raised January 1, 1777 mustered out June 1, 1783 8th Regiment Infantry Colonel Daniel Brodhead Raised July 20, 1776 mustered out January 17, 1781 11th Regiment Infantry Colonel Richard Hampton Raised October 25, 1776 Consolidated with 10th Regiment Infantry June 24, 1778 DESCRIPTION: Granite with bronze plaque, 6' x 4' x 2'. DONOR & DATE: The Valley Forge Park Commission under the jurisdiction of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1908. HISTORICAL DATA: The 1st and 2nd Brigades of the Pennsylvania line were both encamped at this location. Anthony Wayne commanded these two brigades which constituted a Division, an unusual responsibility for a Brigadier General, but Pennsylvania's senior officer, Arthur D. Clair had been removed from this command at this time was awaiting court martial throughout the winter of 1777-1778. There is a question as to whether or not Lieutenant Colonel William Butler was in command of the 2nd Brigade.
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