Three Rivers
History From America's Most Famous Valleys

Documents Relating to The
Colonial History of the
State of New York
Edited by Berthold Fernow
Volume XV.
State Archives, Vol. I
Albany N.Y.
Wood Parsons and Company, Printers, 1887


FIFTEENTH REGIMENT-(United District of Schoharie and Duauesburgh.)

Colonel: Peter Vrooman. re-appointed February 20, 1778.
Lt Colonel: Peter W. February 20, 1778.
1st Major: Thomas February 20, 1778.
2d Major- Jost February 20, 1778.
Adjutant. Lawrence February 20, 1778.
Qr. Master: Peter Ball. re-appointed February 20, 1778.

1st Company.
Capt , George Min
1st Lt., Christ'n Stubrag
2d Lt. John Dominack
Ens'n, Jacob Snyder

2d Company.
Capt., Jacob Hager
1st Lt., Martin Van Slyck
2d Lieut. Joh's W. Bauch
Ens'n, John's L. Lawyer

3d Company.
Capt, Geo. Rechtmyer. re-appointed Feb. 20, 1778.
1st Lt., Job's J. Lawyer. re-appointed Feb. 20, 1778.
2d do Martin W. Ziele. re-appointed Feb. 20, 1778.
Ens'n, Joh's Lawyer Bellinger. re-appointed Feb. 20, 1778.

Changes in the Regiment.

February 20, 1778.

Ephraim Vrooman, 1st Lieut., Heeger's Co.
Cornelius Feeck, 2d Lieut., Heeger's Co.
Peter Swart, Ensign, Heeger's Co.
Dirck Miller, Captain of the Company -where he resides.
John Meyers, 1st Lieut.
Wm Kniskern. 2d Lieut.
Peter Van Antwerpen, Ensign.
Christ'n Stubragh, Captain.
Jacob Snyder, lst Lieut..
Job's Dietz, 2d Lieut.
Jacob W. Enders, Ensign.
Christian Brown, Captain.
Hendrick Borat, lst Lieut.
Jacob Borst, 2d Lieut.
Job's H. Scheffer, Ensign.
Storm Becker, Captain of a Company in this Reg't in and about Batavia.
Peter Hager, 1st Lieut.
Peter Rightmeyer, 2d Lieut.
Isaac Becker, Ensign.

October 30, 1778.

John Enders, Ensign, Stub^agh's Co., vice Jacob W. Enders, declined.
Nich's Warner, Ensign, Brown's Co., vice Scheffer.

No return of the Sixteenth, or Cambridge Regiment, as arranged in October, 1775, has been preserved. The Minutes of the Council of Appointment state under April 4th. 1778- "Resolved, that the following persons be Officers at the Regiment in the County of Albany, commanded by Colonel Lewis Van Woert, to wit.."

Lewis Van Woert, Colonel.
John Blare (Blair) Lt. Col.
James Aston, 1st Major
John Younglove, 2d Major
John McClung, Adjutant.
Joseph Younglove, Qr. Mr.
Joseph Wells, Captain.
Gashem Woodworth, 1st Lieut.
Samuel Clark, 2d Lieut.
James Morrison, Ensign.
George Gilmore, Captain.
Jon'n French, 1st Lieut.
John Miller, 2d Lieut.
Arch'd Robertson, Ensign.
John McKillip, Captain.
Andrew Thompson, 1st Lieut.
James Botton, 2dLieut.
Hugh Thompson Ensign.
Cornelius Doty, Captain.
Garret Van Ness, 1st Lieut.
Wm. Powel, 2d Lieut.
Daniel Moore, Ensign.
John Whitesides, Captain.
Wm. Whiteside, 1st Lieut.
Adairal Burch, 2d Lieut.
Henry Loop, Ensign.
Wm. Brown, Captain.
Isaac Prine, 1st Lieut.
Benj'n Tiffany, 2d Lieut.
Abr'm Wright, Ensign.

May 28, 1778.

Ebenezer Allen, 2d Major, vice Youuglove, appointed in his stead upon false suggestion, Younglove to be again Adjutant.

March 6, 1779.

Charges of cowardice, &c., preferred against Col. Van Woert, Lt. Colonel Blair, Majors Ashton and Allen, but decided to be groundless. May 3, 1779, except against Major Allen, who was dismissed for having on a former occasion joined the enemy.

February 26, 1781.

Colonel Lewis Van Woert resigns.

March 12, 1783.

Major Ashton resigns on account of ill health. The Council, " considering the present peculiar situation of that part of the State, ' resolve' it would be inexpedient to make any new appointment in the Regiment," which Capt. Wells and others recommended.

June 27, 1783.

Joseph Caldwell, Lieut. Colonel.
James Ashton, 1st Major.
Joseph Wells, 2d Major

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