|3rd Regiment of Riflemen|
Riflemen officer in gray (foreground) and troops in green smocks (background)
|Active||1814 — 1815|
|Disbanded||March 3, 1815|
U.S. Model 1814|
|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.
Regimental depots were placed in Charlotte, North Carolina; Bath Court House, Virginia and Gallatin, Tennessee.
- Heitman p. 142
- Fredriksen p. 45
- Fredriksen, John C. (November 2000). Green Coats and Glory: The United States Regiment of Riflemen, 1808-1821 (1st ed.). Youngstown, New York: Old Fort Niagara Association, Inc.. ISBN 0-941967-22-0.
- Heitman, Francis B. (1903). "Historical register and dictionary of the United States Army". War Department. https://archive.org/details/historicalregist01heitrich. Retrieved August 20, 2014.
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