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The 5th New York Regiment was authorized on November 30, 1776 as part of the New York Line for service with the Continental Army. It was organized January 26, 1777 from companies in Southern New York and assigned to the Highlands Department.

The regiment would see action in the Hudson Highlands and the Sullivan Expedition.

The regiment would be merged into the 2nd New York Regiment on January 1, 1781.


Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5th_New_York_Regiment