8th Massachusetts Regiment

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Sargent's Regiment
16th Continental Regiment
8th Massachusetts Regiment
Active 1775-1783
Allegiance Continental Congress of the United States
Type Infantry
Part of Massachusetts Line
Engagements American Revolutionary War
Battle of Bunker Hill
New York and New Jersey Campaign
Battle of Trenton
Battle of Princeton
Battle of Saratoga
Colonel Paul Dudley Sargent
Colonel Michael Jackson

The 8th Massachusetts Regiment also known as 16th Continental Regiment and Sargent's Regiment, was raised on April 23, 1775, under Colonel Paul Dudley Sargent at Cambridge, Massachusetts. The regiment would see action at the Battle of Bunker Hill, New York and New Jersey Campaign, Battle of Trenton, Battle of Princeton and the Battle of Saratoga. The regiment was furloughed June 12, 1783, at West Point, New York and disbanded on November 3, 1783.

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