Ashley's Regiment of Militia

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Ashley's Regiment of Militia
Active 1776-1777
Country United States
Allegiance State of Massachusetts
Branch Colonial Militia
Type Infantry
Part of Massachusetts militia
Engagements Bemis Heights
John Ashley (soldier)

Ashley's Regiment of Militia also known as the 1st Berkshire County Militia Regiment was called up in Berkshire County, Massachusetts in July 1777 and sent for a month to Fort Edward and on September 19, 1777 as reinforcements for the Continental Army during the Saratoga Campaign. The regiment marched quickly to join the gathering forces of General Horatio Gates as he faced British General John Burgoyne in northern New York. The regiment served in General Paterson's brigade.

With the surrender of Burgoyne's Army on October 17, the regiment was disbanded on October 18, 1777.


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