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8th Pennsylvania Regiment (Revolutionary War)

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The Kittanning Regiment was so named because it was headquartered in Kittanning, Pennsylvania. Organized from 15 July to 15 September 1776 at Kittanning, Pennsylvania in the western part of the state to consist of eight companies of infantry from Bedford (included present-day Fulton and Somerset counties), Cumberland, Westmoreland (included present-day Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Fayette, Greene, Washington) counties.[1][2]

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Other Officers[edit | edit source]

Other Sources[edit | edit source]

  • Frederic, Harold, William C. Frederick, and William J. McMaster. Path of Blood: The Untold Story of the Kittanning PA. Regiment in the American Revolution. Kittanning, Pa.: W.C. Frederick, 1998. FHL Book 974.8 M2ff.
  • Frederic, Harold and John Vance Crawford. Western Pennsylvania's Military Eagle, John Vance Crawford, 1744-1833: Original Officer in Bedford County's Company of Sharpshooters in Kittanning's Eighth Pennsylvania Regiment, American Continental Army. Quene, Pa.: Crawford Chronicle Center, 1993. FHL Book 974.871 H2f.

Websites[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "8th Pennsylvania Regiment," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8th_Pennsylvania_Regiment, accessed 31 May 2012.
  2. Harold Frederic, William C. Frederick III with William J. McMaster Sr., Path of Blood: The Untold Story of the Kittanning PA. Regiment in the American Revolution (Kittanning, Pa.: W.C. Frederick, 1998).