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==History==
 
==History==
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Harrison's Continental Artillery Regiment became part of the [[Continental Army]] on 26 November 1776 with Colonel Charles Harrison as commanding officer. The regiment consisted of two companies that were previously in existence. The first was the Virginia State Artillery Company which was authorized on 11 January 1776 and organized in the spring of that year at Williamsburg, Virginia. It became part of Harrison's Regiment on 26 November. The second was the Virginia Continental Artillery Company which was created on 19 March 1776 and formed in the summer of 1776 at Williamsburg. It joined Harrison's Regiment on 27 November.<ref name=Wright336>Wright, 335-336</ref> Harrison's second-in-command was Lieutenant Colonel [[Edward Carrington]]. The regiment defended Virginia during the remainder of 1777. Each artillery company was composed of four officers, one sergeant, four corporals, four bombardiers, eight gunners, and 48 [[matross]]es. This differed from the organization in the other artillery regiments.<ref>Wright, 103</ref>
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Harrison's Continental Artillery Regiment became part of the [[Continental Army]] on 26 November 1776 with Colonel Charles Harrison as commanding officer. The regiment consisted of two companies that were previously in existence. The first was the Virginia State Artillery Company which was authorized on 11 January 1776 and organized in the spring of that year at [[Williamsburg, Virginia]]. It became part of Harrison's Regiment on 26 November. The second was the Virginia Continental Artillery Company which was created on 19 March 1776 and formed in the summer of 1776 at Williamsburg. It joined Harrison's Regiment on 27 November.<ref name=Wright336>Wright, 335-336</ref> Harrison's second-in-command was Lieutenant Colonel [[Edward Carrington]]. The regiment defended Virginia during the remainder of 1777. Each artillery company was composed of four officers, one sergeant, four corporals, four bombardiers, eight gunners, and 48 [[matross]]es. This differed from the organization in the other artillery regiments.<ref>Wright, 103</ref>
   
 
[[File:Edward Carrington.jpg|thumb|left|upright=0.7|alt=Black and white print of solemn looking man in 18th century civilian dress with dark coat and white shirt|Edward Carrington]]
 
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[[Category:1776 establishments in Maryland]]
 
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