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Brief History

The 2nd Virginia Regiment was formed in October 1775 at Williamsburg. Field officers at Valley Forge were Colonel Christian Febiger,[1] Lt. Colonel Richard Parker, and Major Ralph Falkner.[2]

Colonels

  • 1776-1777 - Colonel William Woolford in command from 13 Feb 1776 to 21 Feb 1777
  • 1777-1777 - Colonel Alexander Spotswood in command from 21 Feb 1777 to 9 Oct 1777
  • 1778-1783 - Colonel Christian Febiger in command from 14 Sep 1778 to 1 Jan 1783[3][4]

Companies

1st Company - Captain George Johns(t)on, September 21, 1775 - many men from Prince William District (Prince William County, Fairfax County, Loudoun County)
2nd Company - Captain George Nicholas, Captain Thomas Bessie Co. B, September 28, 1775 - many men from Hanover District (Hanover County, )
3rd Company - Captain Richard Parker, September 28, 1775 - many men from Westmoreland District (Westmoreland County, )
4th Company - Captain William Taliaferro, September 29, 1775 - many men from Caroline District (Caroline County, )
5th Company - Captain William Fontaine, October 21, 1775 - many men from Amelia District (Amelia County, )
6th Company - Captain Richard Kidder Meade, October 24, 1775 - many men from Southampton District (Southampton County, )
7th Company - Captain Morgan Alexander, November 27, 1775 - many men from Frederick District (riflemen) (Frederick County, )
8th Company - Captain Buller Claiborne, January 31, 1776 - many men from Prince George District and Petersburg (Prince George County, Dinwiddie County, Petersburg, )
9th Company - Captain Samuel Hawes, February 19, 1776 - many men from Caroline District (Caroline County, )
10th Company - Captain Wood Jones, March 8, 1776 - many men from Amelia District and Williamsburg (Amelia County, James City County, Williamsburg, )
The information above is from 2nd Virginia Regiment, Regimental History, available online and the 2nd Virginia Regiment article at Wikipedia.
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Other Officers

  • Captain Francis Cowherd[4]
  • Captain Colon Cocke.[4] Captain Chastain Cocke sworn in 20 Sep 1777 in Amelia County[5]
  • Captain John Jordan[3]
  • Captain William Johnston[3]
  • Captain Isaiah Marks[4]
  • Captain Robert Porterfield of Augusta County, imprisoned at Charleston, S.C.[6]
  • Captain John Stith[4]
  • Captain John Stokes[4]
  • Captain Beverly Stubblefield[4]
  • Captain Benjamin Taliaferro[4]
  • Captain Roger Thompson of Albemarle County.[7]
  • Lieutenant William Eskridge of Augusta County, imprisoned at Charleston, S.C.[8]
  • Captain Everard Meade, commanded a company c. 1777.

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References

  1. "Colonel Christian Febiger was a native of Sweden. He went with Arnold to Quebec, and was conspicuous at Stony Point and Yorktown. After the war, from 1789 till his death in 1796, he was treasurer of Pennsylvania." See Joseph A. Waddell, Annals of Augusta County, Virginia (Richmond, Va.: Wm. Ellis Jones, Book and Job Printer, 1886), 167-168.
  2. "2nd Virginia Regiment," Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project, http://valleyforgemusterroll.org/regiments/va2.asp, accessed 23 January 2012.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 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), 49. Digitized by Internet Archive.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 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), 474-478. Digitized by Internet Archive.
  5. J.T. McAllister, Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: McAllister's Data (Hot Springs, Va.: McAllister Pub. Co., 1913), 177-180. Digitized by Internet Archive.
  6. Joseph A. Waddell, Annals of Augusta County, Virginia (Richmond, Va.: Wm. Ellis Jones, Book and Job Printer, 1886), 178.
  7. "The (Thompson) family was well represented in the Revolutionary army. Roger was a Captain in the Second Virginia... Several other men from Albemarle County served in the 2nd Virginia Regiment." 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), 328, 367-371.
  8. Joseph A. Waddell, Annals of Augusta County, Virginia (Richmond, Va.: Wm. Ellis Jones, Book and Job Printer, 1886), 178.

 

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