7th Virginia Regiment (Revolutionary War)

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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
The 7th Regiment was formed in February, March, April, and May of 1776 at [[Gloucester County, Virginia#County_Courthouse|Gloucester County Courthouse]]. Companies recruited men from [[Halifax County, Virginia|Halifax]], [[Albemarle County, Virginia|Albemarle]], [[Botetourt County, Virginia|Botetourt]], [[Gloucester County, Virginia|Gloucester]], [[King William County, Virginia|King William]], [[Essex County, Virginia|Essex]], [[Middlesex County, Virginia|Middlesex]], [[Cumberland County, Virginia|Cumberland]], [[King and Queen County, Virginia|King and Queen]], [[Orange County, Virginia|Orange]] and [[Fincastle County, Virginia|Fincastle]] Counties. Field officers were Colonel Alexander McClanachan, Lt. Colonel Holt Richardson, and Major John Cropper.<ref>"7th Virginia Regiment," ''Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project,'' http://valleyforgemusterroll.org/regiments/va7.asp, accessed 23 January 2012.</ref>  
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The 7th Regiment was formed in February, March, April, and May of 1776 at [[Gloucester County, Virginia#County_Courthouse|Gloucester County Courthouse]]. Companies recruited men from [[Halifax County, Virginia|Halifax]], [[Albemarle County, Virginia|Albemarle]], [[Botetourt County, Virginia|Botetourt]], [[Gloucester County, Virginia|Gloucester]], [[King William County, Virginia|King William]], [[Essex County, Virginia|Essex]], [[Middlesex County, Virginia|Middlesex]], [[Cumberland County, Virginia|Cumberland]], [[King and Queen County, Virginia|King and Queen]], [[Orange County, Virginia|Orange]] and [[Fincastle County, Virginia|Fincastle]] Counties. Field officers were Colonel Alexander McClanachan,<ref>Col. McClanahan came from Augusta County. See Joseph A. Waddell, ''Annals of Augusta County, Virginia'' (Richmond, Va.: Wm. Ellis Jones, Book and Job Printer, 1886), 160.</ref> Lt. Colonel Holt Richardson, and Major John Cropper.<ref>"7th Virginia Regiment," ''Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project,'' http://valleyforgemusterroll.org/regiments/va7.asp, accessed 23 January 2012.</ref>
  
 
=== Companies  ===
 
=== Companies  ===

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Brief History

The 7th Regiment was formed in February, March, April, and May of 1776 at Gloucester County Courthouse. Companies recruited men from Halifax, Albemarle, Botetourt, Gloucester, King William, Essex, Middlesex, Cumberland, King and Queen, Orange and Fincastle Counties. Field officers were Colonel Alexander McClanachan,[1] Lt. Colonel Holt Richardson, and Major John Cropper.[2]

Companies

Company - Captain Joseph Crockett[3]
Company - Captain Charles Flemming
Company - Captain Thomas Hill
Company - Captain Mathew Jouett[4]
Company - Captain Henry Young
Company - Captain William Moseley
Company - Captain Thomas Posey
Company - Captain Joseph Spencer
Company - Captain John Webb
Company - Captain Reubin Liscomb
The information above is from 7th Virginia Regiment at Valley Forge Project: The Muster Roll Project.
Rosters Companies 1-10


Other Officers

  • Lieutenant Robert Herndon of Albemarle County
  • Captain Robert Jouett of Albemarle County
  • First Lieutenant John Thompson of Albemarle County[5]

Other Sources

Websites

Wikipedia
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References

  1. Col. McClanahan came from Augusta County. See Joseph A. Waddell, Annals of Augusta County, Virginia (Richmond, Va.: Wm. Ellis Jones, Book and Job Printer, 1886), 160.
  2. "7th Virginia Regiment," Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project, http://valleyforgemusterroll.org/regiments/va7.asp, accessed 23 January 2012.
  3. "In 1769 Tucker Woodson became the deputy Clerk of Albemarle ... He died in 1779; and in 1782 his widow became the wife of Major Joseph Crockett, an officer of the Revolutionary army, who soon after removed to Kentucky." 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), 356-357.
  4. Captain Jouett was from Albemarle County, Virginia. 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), 240-242.
  5. "The (Thompson) family was well represented in the Revolutionary army. Roger was a Captain in the Second Virginia, and John, First Lieutenant in the Seventh..." 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, 367-368.