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3rd Regiment of Riflemen
The American Soldier, 1814.jpeg
Riflemen officer in gray (foreground) and troops in green smocks (background)
Active 1814 — 1815
Disbanded March 3, 1815
Country United States
Branch U.S. Army
Type Riflemen
Role Light infantry
Size Regiment
Weapons U.S. Model 1814
scalping knife
Campaigns War of 1812
Sole Commander William King

The 3rd Regiment of Riflemen was a unit of the U.S. Army in the early nineteenth century. It was first activated in 1814 during the War of 1812 when the War Department created three additional rifle regiments based on the success of the Regiment of Riflemen. The regiment never fought and was deactivated in May 1815.


The regiment was activated on February 10, 1814. It was consolidated with the other regiments of riflemen on May 17, 1815.[1]


Regimental depots were placed in Charlotte, North Carolina; Bath Court House, Virginia and Gallatin, Tennessee.[2]


  1. Heitman p. 142
  2. Fredriksen p. 45


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