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25th Continental Regiment
15th Massachusetts Regiment
Gardner's Regiment
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Active 1775–1776
Country United States of America
Allegiance Continental Army
Type Infantry
Engagements wikipedia:Siege of Boston
Wikipedia:New York Campaign
Wikipedia:Battle of Trenton
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Gardner Bond

Originally a minuteman company organized by Col Thomas Gardner in early 1775.

This regiment was commanded by Colonel Thomas Gardner. He was mortally wounded at the Battle of Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775, and died July 3, 1775. On that date the regiment's commander, Lieutenant Colonel William Bond, was promoted to the rank of colonel.[44] It served in the Siege of Boston, and was designated the 25th Continental Regiment in the 1776 establishment.

Unit History[]

The 25th Continental Regiment, also known as Gardner's and Bond's Regiment, was raised April 23, 1775, as a Massachusetts militia Regiment at Cambridge, Massachusetts, under Colonel William Bond. The regiment would join the Continental Army in June 1775. The regiment saw action during the Siege of Boston, Invasion of Canada and the Battle of Valcour Island. The regiment was put into the 3rd Massachusetts brigade. It fought at the Battles of Saratoga on the extreme right of the American right flank, close to the river fortifications next to the hudson river.The regiment was disbanded on January 1, 1777, at Morristown, New Jersey.

The regiment traces its beginning to 1632 "North Regiment"; the 25th Continental Regiment lineage is by the 182nd Infantry Regiment (United States)-now 182nd Cavalry Regiment {Massachusetts National Guard}.

Lexington Alarm[]

Gardner, a political figure in Massachusetts on the eve of the Revolution, was in the forefront of those urging resistance to the King's dissolution of the General Court in 1774, following the Boston Tea Party. He was chosen to represent Cambridge in the Middlesex County Convention, called to consider measures for public safety, as well as in the First and Second provincial Congresses. In May 1775 he was elected to the Revolutionary Council of Safety.

During the spring of 1775, he was commissioned a Colonel of a regiment he had organized largely at his own expense. Gardner's rapid rise to prominence ended when he was mortally wounded at the Battle of Bunker Hill, in June 1775. Lingering until July 3, 1775, Gardner was the second-highest ranking American officer killed at Bunker Hill. His funeral services were attended by General George Washington.



Massachusetts Minutemen Brigades[]

Notable Participants : Minuteman 1775[]

  1. Samuel Barnard (1737-1792)

Notable Participants : 25th Continental[]

References[]

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