5th Massachusetts Regiment


5th Massachusetts Regiment

Infobox Military Unit
unit_name=5th Massachusetts Regiment


caption=
country=
allegiance=Continental Congress of the United States
type=Infantry
branch=
dates=1775-1783
specialization=
command_structure=Massachusetts Line
size=
current_commander=
garrison=
ceremonial_chief=
nickname=
motto=
colors=
march=
mascot=
battles=Bunker Hill,
Saratoga,
Battle of Trenton,
Battle of Princeton
notable_commanders=Colonel Rufus Putnam
anniversaries=
Campaign
name=Boston campaign, 1775–1776
battles=Boston siegeBunker HillDorchester Heights
Campaign
name=New York and New Jersey, 1776–1777
battles=Long Island – Kip's Bay – Harlem HeightsPell's PointWhite PlainsFort Washington1st Trenton – 2nd Trenton – Princeton – Forage War – Bound Brook
Campaign
name=Saratoga campaign, 1777
battles=TiconderogaHubbardtonFort AnnOriskanyBennington – 1st Saratoga (Freeman's Farm) – 2nd Saratoga (Bemis Heights)
The 5th Massachusetts Regiment also known as the 27th Continental Regiment was raised on April 23, 1775 under Colonel Mansfield outside of Boston, Massachusetts. The regiment saw action at the Battle of Bunker Hill, New York Campaign, Battle of Trenton, Battle of Princeton. Colonel Rufus Putnam took command in January, 1777 and participated in the Battle of Saratoga.

The regiment was furloughed June 12, 1783 at West Point, New York and disbanded on November 3, 1783.


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