8th Pennsylvania Regiment

Mifflin’s Division | 2nd Pennsylvania Brigade | 8th Pennsylvania Regiment


Organized July-September 1776 at Kittanning from Westmoreland, Bedford and Cumberland Counties.

Entered Valley Forge with 410 assigned, 200 fit for duty.

Left Valley Forge in March 1778 for Fort Pitt.

Previous Engagements: Northern New Jersey, Defense of Philadelphia

Field Officers

  • Colonel Daniel Brodhead
  • Lt. Colonel Stephen Bayard
  • Major Frederick Vernon

Company Commanders

  • Captain Michael Hufnagel
  • Captain Samuel Miller
  • Captain Van Swearingen
  • Captain John Finley
  • Captain Thomas T. Cooke
  • Captain Nehemiah Stokely
  • Captain Matthew Jack
  • Captain James Montgomery
  • Captain Samuel Brady
  • Captain John Clark

Regimental Staff

  • Paymaster John Knight
  • Paymaster John Parker
  • Surgeon’s Mate John Saple
  • Quartermaster Sergeant William Lee