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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 at Valley Forge were Colonel Alexander McClanachan,[1] Lt. Colonel Holt Richardson, and Major John Cropper.[2]

Colonels

  • 1776-1776 - Colonel William Dangerfield in command from 29 Feb 1776 to 13 Aug 1776
  • 1776-1777 - Colonel William Crawford in command from 14 Aug 1776 to 4 Mar 1777
  • 1777-1778 - Colonel Alexander McClanachan in command from 22 Mar 1777 to 13 May 1778
  • 1778-1780 - Colonel Daniel Morgan in command from 14 Sep 1778 to 13 Oct 1780
  • 1781-1783 - Colonel John Gibson in command from 12 Feb 1781 to 1 Jan 1783[3][4]

Companies

Company - Captain Joseph Crockett[5]
Company - Captain Charles Flemming
Company - Captain Thomas Hill
Company - Captain Mathew Jouett of Albemarle County[6]
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

A list of soldiers furnished by Augusta County for the 7th Virginia Regiment was published in 1886. [7]

Other Officers

  • Lieutenant Colonel J. Samuel Cabell[4]
  • Lieutenant Robert Herndon of Albemarle County[8]
  • Captain Robert Jouett of Albemarle County[9]
  • Captain Benjamin Biggs[4]
  • Captain James Mabon[4]
  • Captain Callowhill Minnis[4]
  • Captain Holman Minnis[4]
  • Captain Simon Morgan[4]
  • Captain Henry Moss[4]
  • Captain Tarleton Payne[4]
  • Captain Uriah Springer[4]
  • First Lieutenant John Thompson of Albemarle County[10]
  • Lieutenant Andrew Lewis of Augusta County.[11]

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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. 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), 52. Digitized by Internet Archive.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 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. "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.
  6. 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.
  7. Joseph A. Waddell, Annals of Augusta County, Virginia (Richmond, Va.: Wm. Ellis Jones, Book and Job Printer, 1886), 169.
  8. 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).
  9. 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).
  10. "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.
  11. Joseph A. Waddell, Annals of Augusta County, Virginia (Richmond, Va.: Wm. Ellis Jones, Book and Job Printer, 1886), 179.

 

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