Friday, May 3, 2013

Army National Guard Units In The War Of 1812

Per Wikipedia:

"Twenty-four current units of the Army National Guard perpetuate the lineages of militia units mustered into federal service during the War of 1812."

One example given:

"The 772nd Military Police Company traces its origins to the Cohannet Train Band, Plymouth Colony Militia, organized on March 3, 1638. In 1639 the unit became the Taunton Train Band. The first major military action of the Taunton Train Band was in King Philip’s War (1675–1676)...".

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