1st Connecticut Regiment - 1776–1780

1776–1780

The 1st Connecticut Regiment was authorized on 16 September 1776 in the Continental Army. The regiment was organized between 1 January 1777 at Norwich, Connecticut, with eight companies from the counties of New London, Windham, and Hartford of the state of Connecticut. It was assigned to the 2nd Connecticut Brigade of the Highlands Department on 3 April 1777. On 12 June 1777 it was re-assigned from the 2nd Connecticut Brigade to the 1st Connecticut Brigade. Three days later, 15 June 1777 this brigade was re-assigned to the main Continental Army. On 17 July 1777 the brigade was re-assigned to the Highlands Department. The Regiment was re-assigned to the 2nd Connecticut Brigade on 12 September 1777 and two days later 14 September 1777 the brigade was re-assigned to the main Continental Army. On 2 May 1779 the brigade was re-assigned to the Highlands Department and the regiment was re-organize to nine companies on 11 July 1779. On 16 November 1779 the 2nd Connecticut Brigade was re-assigned to the main Continental Army. One year later, 27 November 1780 the brigade was re-assigned to the Highland Department. On 1 January 1781 the regiment was consolidated with the 8th Connecticut Regiment and was re-designated the 5th Connecticut Regiment. The regiment would see action in the New York Campaign and the Battle of Monmouth.

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