The 1st Pennsylvania were regular army soldiers (Continentals) recruited from Cumberland, Lancaster, Northumberland, Bedford, Berks, and York Counties. They were authorized on June 14, 1775 and a week later, re-designated the PA Rifle Regiment. They resumed their original name about 1-1/2 years later. They were disbanded in November, 1783. By then, they had served at the Siege of Boston through the Trenton-Princeton campaign, Monmouth, and the defense of Philadelphia in 1777.
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