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4th Regiment of Riflemen
The American Soldier, 1814.jpeg
Riflemen officer in gray (foreground) and troops in green smocks (background)
Active 1814–1815
Disbanded 3 March 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
Commanders James Gibson
James McDonald

The 4th 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 was deactivated in May 1815.


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


Regimental depots were placed in Utica, New York and western Pennsylvania.[2] Elements of the regiment participated with the 1st Regiment of Riflemen in relieving the Siege of Fort Erie[3]


  1. Heitman p. 142
  2. Fredriksen p. 45
  3. Fredriksen p. 59


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