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The 13th Massachusetts Regiment, also known as the 6th Continental Regiment and Jonathan Brewer’s Regiment, was first raised in 1775 by Colonel Jonathan Brewer. Under Colonel Edward Wigglesworth in 1776 it was designated the 6th Continental. It was manned with troops raised primarily from Essex, York, and Cumberland Counties. An additional battalion was later raised from Middlesex, Suffolk, Plymouth and Barnstable Counties. The regiment would see action at the Battle of Bunker Hill, Battle of Valcour Island, Battle of Saratoga, Battle of Monmouth and the Battle of Rhode Island. The regiment was disbanded on January 1, 1781 at West Point, New York. The Light Infantry Company fought at the Battle of Stony Point


Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/13th_Massachusetts_Regiment