The State Society of the Cincinnati of Pennsylvania

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Military History of Richard Butler  (4/1/1743 - 11/4/1791)

Original Member

  Officer History
 
  Date   Rank   Unit   Military Action   Position   Status
  20 Jul 1776   Major   8th Pennsylvania Regiment        
 
  12 Mar 1777   Lieutenant Colonel   8th Pennsylvania Regiment        
 
  12-13 Apr 1777   Lieutenant Colonel   8th Pennsylvania Regiment   Bound Brook    
 
  7 Jun 1777   Colonel   9th Pennsylvania Regiment       Commander  
 
  9 Jun 1777   Colonel   9th Pennsylvania Regiment       Commander   Detached To Morgan's Corps
 
  19 Sep 1777   Colonel   9th Pennsylvania Regiment   Freeman's Farm, NY (I)   Commander  
 
  7-15 Oct 1777   Colonel   9th Pennsylvania Regiment   Freeman's Farm, NY (II)   Commander  
 
  Nov 1777   Colonel   9th Pennsylvania Regiment       Commander   Returned To Unit
 
  2 Nov - 10 Dec 1777   Colonel   9th Pennsylvania Regiment   Whitemarsh Encampment   Commander  
 
  19 Dec 1777 - 19 Jun 1778   Colonel   9th Pennsylvania Regiment   Valley Forge Encampment   Commander  
 
  28 Jun 1778   Colonel   9th Pennsylvania Regiment   Monmouth   Commander  
 
  15 Jul 1779   Colonel   9th Pennsylvania Regiment   Stony Point   Commander  
 
  Dec 1779 - Jun 1780   Colonel   9th Pennsylvania Regiment   Morristown Encampment, 1779   Commander  
 
  Dec 1780 - Jun 1781   Colonel   9th Pennsylvania Regiment   Morristown Encampment, 1780   Commander  
 
  17 Jan 1781   Colonel   5th Pennsylvania Regiment       Commander  
 
  15 May 1781 - 14 Dec 1782   Colonel   5th Pennsylvania Regiment   Southern Campaign   Commander  
 
  26 Jun 1781   Colonel   5th Pennsylvania Regiment   Simcoe, VA   Commander  
 
  6 Jul 1781   Colonel   5th Pennsylvania Regiment   Green Spring / Jamestown   Commander  
 
  6-17 Oct 1781   Colonel   5th Pennsylvania Regiment   Yorktown   Commander  
 
  Jan - Jul 1782   Colonel   5th Pennsylvania Regiment   Georgia Campaign   Commander  
 
  Jan - Nov 1782   Colonel   5th Pennsylvania Regiment   Carolina Campaign   Commander  
 
  1 Jul 1783   Colonel   3rd Pennsylvania Regiment       Commander  
 
  30 Sep 1783   Colonel   3rd Pennsylvania Regiment       Commander  
 
  3 Nov 1783   Brigadier General   3rd Pennsylvania Regiment       Commander   Discharged
 
 
  Post-War Offices Held
 
  Date From   Date To   Office Name   Notes
  October 1783   January 1789   Commissioner, Northwest Ordnance, Pittsburgh, Pa  
 
  August 1786   1790   Superintendent Indian Affairs, Northern District of America, Pittsburgh, Pa  
 
  1788   1788   Lieutenant, Allegheny County, PA  
 
  1788   1788   Justice, Court of Common Pleas, Allegheny County, PA  
 
  12 October 1790   4 November 1791   Pennsylvania Senator, Pennsylvania General Assembly, Westmoreland-Allegheny Counties District, Philadelphia, PA  
 

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