9th Pennsylvania Regiment

Mifflin’s Division | 3rd Pennsylvania Brigade | 9th Pennsylvania Regiment


Organized Spring 1777 at Philadelphia from Lancaster, Cumberland, Westmoreland, Chester and Philadelphia Counties.

Entered Valley Forge with 229 assigned, 146 fit for duty.

Left Valley Forge with 212 assigned, 117 fit for duty.

Previous Engagements: Northern New Jersey, Defense of Philadelphia, Philadelphia-Monmouth

Field Officers

  • Colonel Richard Butler
  • Lt. Colonel Mathew Smith
  • Major Francis Nichols

Company Commanders

  • Captain Joseph McClellan
  • Captain Thomas B. Bowen
  • Captain John Davis
  • Captain George Grant
  • Captain William Mackey
  • Captain Mathew Henderson
  • Captain Thomas Gourley
  • Captain Joseph Erwin
  • 1st Lieutenant John Vanlear

Regimental Staff

  • Quartermaster George Knox
  • Quartermaster John Palmere
  • Adjutant William Thompson
  • Paymaster John Tate
  • Surgeon William Magaw
  • Surgeon David Love
  • Surgeon’s Mate Sylvester Doyle
  • Surgeon’s Mate Samuel Platt
  • Quartermaster Sergeant Ames Trindle
  • Sergeant Major Sampson Dempsey
  • Drum Major James Johnson