9th Massachusetts Regiment

de Kalb’s Division | Learned’s Brigade | 9th Massachusetts Regiment


Organized Spring 1775 at Cambridge from Suffolk, Essex, and York Counties in Massachusetts, and Rockingham County in New Hampshire.

Entered Valley Forge with 425 assigned, 268 fit for duty.

Left Valley Forge with 349 asssigned, 236 fit for duty.

Previous Engagements: Siege of Boston, New York City, Northern New Jersey, Trenton-Princeton, Saratoga, Mohawk Valley, Defense of Philadelphia, Philadelphia-Monmouth

Field Officers

  • Colonel James Wesson
  • Lt. Colonel James Mellen

Company Commanders

  • Captain Samuel Bartlett
  • Captain John Blanchard
  • Captain Samuel Carr
  • Captain Abraham Childs
  • Captain Amos Cogswell
  • Captain Nathan Dix
  • Captain Joseph Pettingill
  • Captain Nahum Ward

Regimental Staff

  • Quartermaster Nathaniel Frye
  • Adjutant Caleb Clap
  • Paymaster John Wooodward
  • Surgeon John Thomas
  • Surgeon’s Mate Henry Adams
  • Quartermaster Sergeant Jesse Walker
  • Sergeant Major George Lane
  • Drum Major Thomas Ryan
  • Fife Major Jonathan Byonton