5th Pennsylvania Regiment

Mifflin’s Division | 2nd Pennsylvania Brigade | 5th Pennsylvania Regiment


Organized January-February 1776 at Chester from Chester, Bucks, and Lancaster Counties.

Entered Valley Forge with 325 men assigned and 194 fit for duty.

Left Valley Forge with 306 assigned, 194 fit for duty.

Previous engagements: Defense of Canada, Lake Champlain, Northern New Jersey, Defense of Philadelphia, Philadelphia-Monmouth

Field Officers

  • Colonel Francis Johnston
  • Lt. Colonel Persifor Frazer
  • Major James Taylor

Company Commanders

  • Captain Joseph Potts
  • Captain Benjamin Bartholomew
  • Captain Alexander Johnston
  • Captain John Christie
  • Captain Samuel Smith
  • Captain Isaac Seeley
  • Captain Thomas Boude
  • Captain William Oldham
  • 1st Lieutenant Robert Gregg

Regimental Staff

  • Chaplain David Jones
  • Quartermaster William Strong
  • Adjutant John Barcley
  • Paymaster Michael Kimmell
  • Surgeon James Davidson
  • Surgeon’s Mate Richard Allison
  • Quartermaster Sergeant William Brown
  • Sergeant Major Hiran Hancock
  • Drum Major John Burns
  • Fife Major George Skedfield