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Brief History

The 6th Regiment was formed in February 1776 at Williamsburg. Companies recruited men from Pittsylvania, Amherst, Buckingham, Charles City, Lunenburg, New Kent, Mecklenburg, Dinwiddie, Prince George, and Spotsylvania Counties. Field officers at Valley Forge were Colonel John Gibson, Lt. Colonel Charles Simms and Major Samuel Hopkins.[1]

Colonels

  • 1776-1777 - Colonel Mordecai Buckner in command from 13 Feb 1776 to 9 Feb 1777
  • 1777-1778 - Colonel John Gibson in command from 25 Oct 1777 to 14 Sep 1778
  • 1778-1783 - Colonel John Green in command from 14 Sep 1778 to 1 Jan 1783[2]

Companies

Company - Captain Richard Anderson
Company - Captain Nathaniel Fox
Company - Captain Nicholas Hobson
Company - Captain Peter Garland of Albemarle County[3][4]
Company - Captain John Hockaday
Company - Captain Samuel Hopkins
Company - Captain Thomas Massie
Company - Captain Alexander Rose
Company - Captain William H. Avery
Company - Captain Peter Dunn
The information above is from 6th Virginia Regiment at Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project.
Rosters Companies 1-10


Other Officers

  • Captain Thomas Barbee[4]
  • Captain Thomas Bowne[4]
  • Captain Joseph Blackwell[4]
  • Captain Mayo Carrington[4]
  • Captain Thomas Fox[4]
  • Captain John Gillison[4]
  • Captain John Green[4]
  • Captain Thomas Hord[4]
  • Captain John Nelson[4]
  • Captain William Simms of Albemarle County[5]
  • Captain James Williams[4]

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References

  1. "6th Virginia Regiment," Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project, http://valleyforgemusterroll.org/regiments/va6.asp, accessed 23 January 2012.
  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), 51. Digitized by Internet Archive.
  3. Peter Garland, Captain, 6th Virginia, came from Albemarle County. 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), 367.
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 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. 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), 367-368.

 

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