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Chapman’s Regiment of Militia also known as Chapman’s Regiment of Foote was first organized in 1775 after the Lexington Alarm had reached Connecticut. Commanded by James Chapman of New London the regiment of foote included men from New London, Lyme and Groton, Connecticut. 1 company is known to have fought at Bunker Hill in 1775 and New York in 1776.

Chapman’s Regiment were well equipped, well trained crack troops eventually James Chapman would serve in Knowlton’s Rangers the American Army’s first elite troops.


Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chapman’s_Regiment_of_Militia