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Muster Roll of the German Regiment in Service of the United States - Continental Congress June 1778 to December 1780

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0167
Abstract A unique record of soldiers of German origin who served the “United States” in the Continental Army under the command of Lt. Col. Ludwig Weltner from Frederick, Maryland as opposed to the German troops who served in the British Army. In May 1776 the Second Continental Congress established the Eighth Maryland Regiment, more popularly known as the German Regiment or German Battalion as an infantry unit. The Regiment was formed of eight companies: four from Maryland and four from Pennsylvania...
Dates: 1778-06 - 1780-12; Majority of material found within 1778 - 1780

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