Saturday, July 7, 2018
13th Continental Regiment 1776
The 13th Continental Regiment ( Read's Regiment) was raised April 23, 1775, as a Massachusetts militia regiment at Cambridge, Massachusetts, under Joseph Read. The regiment would join the Continental Army in June 1775. The regiment saw action during the Siege of Boston, the New York Campaign and the Battle of Trenton. As part of General Glover's brigade it fought the rear guard action at Pell's Point in October 18, 1776. The regiment was disbanded on January 1, 1777, at Morristown, New Jersey.
Little is known of the uniform warn by this Regiment in 1776. As other Massachusetts regiments raised during this time had brown coats faced and lined red I have gone with that. The regimental colors are based on similar colors done for other Massachusetts regiments during this time. Figures are from RSM miniatures and the flag by The Flag Dude.