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York in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Captain Michael Doudel's Company

 
 
Captain Michael Doudel's Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
1. Captain Michael Doudel's Company Marker
Inscription. Near this site, Captain Michael Doudel's company of York County riflemen mustered on July 24, 1775. Prior to their 600-mile journey to join General George Washington at the siege of Boston, Massachusetts. These frontier patriots were the first to answer the call to arms by the Continental Congress Resolution of June 14, 1775, authorizing the raising of 10 companies of riflemen. This was a beginning of what was to become under the Constitution, the United States Army.
The York rifle company has existed continuously from its establishment and is perpetuated by today's 131st Transportation Company, Pennsylvania Army National Guard.
Dedicated January 21, 1989 by the Honorable John O. Marsh, Jr., Secretary of the Army, The Honorable William F. Goodling, United States Representative, Major General Gerald T. Sajer, The Adjutant General, and the Honorable John F. Rauhauser, Jr. Chairman, York County Bicentennial Commission
 
Location. 39° 57.678′ N, 76° 43.924′ W. Marker is in York, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of W. Market Street and Pershing Ave., on the left when traveling east on W. Market Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: York PA 17403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Marker is in front of restored Colonial Court House image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
2. Marker is in front of restored Colonial Court House
distance of this marker. In the Old Court House here at York (a few steps from this marker); York County (a few steps from this marker); York (within shouting distance of this marker); Golden Plough Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Horatio Gates (within shouting distance of this marker); General Marquis de Lafayette 1757 - 1834 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Four Chaplains (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); York County's 250th Anniversary (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in York.
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable EventsNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,160 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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