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15935Re: [WarOf1812] Re: State Milias

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  • Armchairadm@cs.com
    Nov 1, 2002
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      Now that NE & Maryland have been heard from, a word concerning Pennsylvania
      which mustered, at least on paper, some 150 Militia Regt. Like Maryland,
      these individual Regt. were all local county based units organized into
      Brigades on a regional basis. Such Brig usually had at least one Coy. of
      Artillery attached when on active service
      .
      Some example that I have immediately to hand:
      17th Pa. Militia Regt. - Erie County; at least 3 Coy.
      132nd Pa. Militia Regt. - Venango County; at least 3 Coy.
      133rd Pa. Militia Regt. - Crawford County; at least 3 Coy.
      134th Pa. Militia Regt. - Mercer County; at least 2 Coy.
      135th Pa. Militia Regt. - Mercer County; at least 5 Coy.
      137th Pa. Militia Regt. - Crawford County; at least 5 Coy.
      147th Pa. Militia Regt. - Allegheny County (?); at least 6 Coy.
      Capt. Samuel Thomas's Coy. Pa State Artillery - Center County(?)
      6 Bronze 8 pdrs.

      All of the above units served on active duty during the summer of 1813
      as part of the Garrison at Erie Pa. to protect the warships then under
      construction for service on Lake Erie. A considerable number of these men
      later volunteered for service with the Squadron.

      Regular units raised primarily in Pennsylvania include the 16th,
      22nd & 28th Regts. US Reg. Inf.

      Ed B.


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