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Captain Michael Doudel's Company

 
 
Captain Michael Doudel's Company Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is January 21, 1749.
 
Location. 39° 57.678′ N, 76° 43.924′ 
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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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: York PA 17403, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In the Old Court House here at York (a few steps from this marker); Revolutionary War Patriots (a few steps from this marker); York County (a few steps from this marker); Riding the Rails of History (a few steps from this marker); York (within shouting distance of this marker); Korean War Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Golden Plough Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); The Articles of Confederation (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in York.
 
Marker is in front of restored Colonial Court House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, January 5, 2008
2. Marker is in front of restored Colonial Court House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,541 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 6, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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