Kachlein, Andrew

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Kachlein, Andrew

KACHLEIN, ANDREW. Also spelled Kichlein. American officer. Pennsylvania. A first lieutenant in the Second Pennsylvania Battalion from 5 January to 21 June 1776, he became a colonel of militia (Heitman) and commanded a force of Berks County riflemen at Long Island on 27 August 1776 as part of Alexander's right wing.

SEE ALSO Long Island, New York, Battle of.


Heitman, Francis B. Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army. Rev. ed. Washington, D.C.: Rare Book Shop Pub. Co., 1914.

Ward, Christopher. The War of the Revolution. Edited by John Richard Alden. 2 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1952.