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Brief History

The 14th Regiment was formed in February 1777. Companies recruited men from Halifax, Pittsylvania, Hanover, Bedford, Albemarle, Fincastle, Dinwiddie, Prince George, Goochland, Louisa, Charlotte and Lunenburg counties. Field officers at Valley Forge were Colonel Charles Lewis,[1] Lt. Colonel Abraham Buford, Major George Stubblefield, and Major Samuel Cabell.[2]

Colonels

  • 1776-1778 - Colonel Charles Lewis in command 12 Nov 1776 to 28 Mar 1778
  • 1778-1778 - Colonel William Davies in command 20 Mar 1778 to 14 Sep 1778[3]

Companies[4]

1st Company - Captain John Overton - many men from Hanover County
2nd Company - Captain Peter Jo(h)nes - men from unknown origin
3rd Company - Captain Edward Garland of Albemarle County[5] - man men from Lunenburg County
4th Company - Captain Henry Conway - men from unknown origin
5th Company - Captain Thomas Thweatt - men from unknown origin
6th Company - Captain John Winston - many men from Hanover County (perhaps)
7th Company - Captain Nathan Reid - men from unknown origin
8th Company - Captain Moses Hawkins - men from unknown origin
9th Company - Captain John Marks[6] - men from unknown origin
10th Company - Captain Joseph Michaux - many men from Charlotte County

Other Officers

  • Quartermaster Peter Davie of Albemarle County
  • Quartermaster Charles Hudson of Albemarle County
  • Adjutant Abraham Maury of Albemarle County
  • Lieutenant David Meriwether of Albemarle County, captured at Charleston
  • Lieutenant Archelaus Moon of Albemarle County
  • Paymaster Jacob Moon of Albemarle County[7]
  • Captain George Lambert

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References

  1. "Charles Lewis lived in the North Garden, where James G. White now resides. He was one of the first to offer his services at the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. He was Captain of the first volunteer company raised in Albemarle, Lieutenant Colonel of the first regiment formed, and afterwards Colonel of the Fourteenth Virginia. He died in 1779, while in command of the Guards at the Barracks near Charlottesville." See Edgar Woods, Albemarle County in Virginia: Giving Some Account of What It Was by Nature, of What It Was Made by Man, and of Some of the Men Who Made It (Charlottesville, Va.: The Michie Company Printers, 1901), 253-254.
  2. "14th Virginia Regiment," Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project, http://valleyforgemusterroll.org/regiments/va14.asp, accessed 23 January 2012.
  3. F.B. Heitman, Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army During the War of the Revolution, April, 1775, to December, 1783 (Washington, D.C.: W.H. Lowdermilk and Co., 1893), 54. Digitized by Internet Archive.
  4. E.M. Sanchez-Saavedra, A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations in the American Revolution, 1774-1787 (Richmond, Va.: Virginia State Library, 1978), 72. FHL Book 975.5 M2s; 14th Virginia Regiment at Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project.
  5. Edgar Woods, Albemarle County in Virginia: Giving Some Account of What It Was by Nature, of What It Was Made by Man, and of Some of the Men Who Made It (Charlottesville, Va.: The Michie Company Printers, 1901), 252, 367-368.
  6. "John Marks was a Captain in the Revolutionary War, and for this service received a land grant of four thousand acres of land on Brush Creek, Ross County, Ohio. After the death of William Lewis, he married his widow, Lucy. He was a magistrate of the county, and was appointed Sheriff in 1785. During his incumbency of the office, he removed with the Gilmer emigration to Georgia, where he died shortly after." See Edgar Woods, Albemarle County in Virginia: Giving Some Account of What It Was by Nature, of What It Was Made by Man, and of Some of the Men Who Made It (Charlottesville, Va.: The Michie Company Printers, 1901), 263.
  7. Edgar Woods, Albemarle County in Virginia: Giving Some Account of What It Was by Nature, of What It Was Made by Man, and of Some of the Men Who Made It (Charlottesville, Va.: The Michie Company Printers, 1901), 252, 367-368.

 

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