4th Maryland Regiment

4th Maryland Regiment

Authorized 16 September 1776 in the Continental Army as the 4th Maryland Regiment. Assigned 27 December 1776 to the Main Army. Organized 27 March 1777 to consist of eight companies from Baltimore, Anne Arundel and Somerset Counties. Assigned 22 May 1777 to the 2d Maryland Brigade, an element of the Main Army.
Reorganized 12 May 1779 to consist of nine companies. (2d Maryland Brigade relieved 5 April 1780 from the Main Army and assigned to the Southern Department.) Relieved 1 January 1781 from the Maryland Brigade.
Assigned 24 September 1781 to Gist's Brigade of the Main Army. (Gist's Brigade relieved 27 October 1781 from the Main Army and assigned to the Southern Department.) Relieved 4 January 1782 from Gist's Brigade and assigned to the Maryland Brigade, an element of the Southern Department. Disbanded 1 January 1783 at Charleston, South Carolina.

*175th Infantry, Maryland Army National Guard, perpetuates all seven Maryland Regiments that served in the Continental Army.

Engagements
New Jersey 1777
Defense of Philadelphia
Philadelphia-Monmouth
Defense of the Carolinas
Yorktown
Greene's Campaign

The information contained in these unit lineages is taken fromThe Continental Army by Robert K. Wright Jr. published by the Center of Military History, 1989.

Last updated: February 26, 2015

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