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The 8th Regiment was formed in February, March, and April of 1776 at [[Suffolk County, Virginia#County_Courthouse|Suffolk County Courthouse]]. Companies recruited men from [[Frederick County, Virginia|Frederick]], [[Dunmore County, Virginia|Dunmore]] ([[Shenandoah County, Virginia|Shenandoah]]), [[Berkeley County, West Virginia|Berkeley]], [[Augusta County, Virginia|Augusta]], [[Hampshire County, West Virginia|Hampshire]], [[Fincastle County, Virginia|Fincastle]], and [[Culpeper County, Virginia|Culpeper]] Counties and West Augusta District. Field officers at Valley Forge were Colonel Abraham Bowman, Lt. Colonel John Markham, Major Jonathan Clark,<ref>Lt. Col. Jonathan Clark. See 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 [http://www.archive.org/details/historicalregist00heit Internet Archive].</ref> and Major Alexander Morgan.<ref>"8th Virginia Regiment," ''Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project,'' http://valleyforgemusterroll.org/regiments/va8.asp, accessed 23 January 2012.</ref><br>  
 
The 8th Regiment was formed in February, March, and April of 1776 at [[Suffolk County, Virginia#County_Courthouse|Suffolk County Courthouse]]. Companies recruited men from [[Frederick County, Virginia|Frederick]], [[Dunmore County, Virginia|Dunmore]] ([[Shenandoah County, Virginia|Shenandoah]]), [[Berkeley County, West Virginia|Berkeley]], [[Augusta County, Virginia|Augusta]], [[Hampshire County, West Virginia|Hampshire]], [[Fincastle County, Virginia|Fincastle]], and [[Culpeper County, Virginia|Culpeper]] Counties and West Augusta District. Field officers at Valley Forge were Colonel Abraham Bowman, Lt. Colonel John Markham, Major Jonathan Clark,<ref>Lt. Col. Jonathan Clark. See 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 [http://www.archive.org/details/historicalregist00heit Internet Archive].</ref> and Major Alexander Morgan.<ref>"8th Virginia Regiment," ''Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project,'' http://valleyforgemusterroll.org/regiments/va8.asp, accessed 23 January 2012.</ref><br>  
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=== Colonels  ===
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*'''1776-1777''' - Colonel Peter Muhlenberg
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*'''1777-?''' - Colonel Abraham Bowman
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*'''1777-1778''' - Colonel John Neville<ref>William Henry Egle, ''Neville and Craig: An Excerpt from Pennsylvania Genealogies, Scotch-Irish and German'' (1886; reprint, Tomball, Texas: Genealogical Publications, 1976). {{FHL|128298|item|disp=FHL Book 974.8 D2e 1976 v. 2}}.</ref>
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*'''1778-1783''' - Colonel James Wood<ref name="heitman2">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, 478. Digitized by [http://www.archive.org/details/historicalregist00heit Internet Archive].</ref><ref name="waddell2">Joseph A. Waddell, ''Annals of Augusta County, Virginia'' (Richmond, Va.: Wm. Ellis Jones, Book and Job Printer, 1886), 179.</ref>
  
 
=== Companies  ===
 
=== Companies  ===
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=== Other Officers  ===
 
=== Other Officers  ===
  
*Colonel James Wood of Augusta County.<ref>Joseph A. Waddell, ''Annals of Augusta County, Virginia'' (Richmond, Va.: Wm. Ellis Jones, Book and Job Printer, 1886), 179.</ref>  
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*Captain Thomas Bowyer of Augusta County, killed at King's Mountain.<ref name="waddell2" /><ref name="heitman" />
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*Captain William Brisco of Albemarle County, sworn in 8 May 1783<ref name="data">J.T. McAllister, ''Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: McAllister's Data'' (Hot Springs, Va.: McAllister Pub. Co., 1913), 176-177. Digitized by [http://www.archive.org/details/virginiamilitiai00mcal Internet Archive].</ref>
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*Captain Thomas Buckner<ref name="heitman">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 [http://www.archive.org/details/historicalregist00heit Internet Archive].</ref>
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*Captain Robert Gamble of Augusta County.<ref>Joseph A. Waddell, ''Annals of Augusta County, Virginia'' (Richmond, Va.: Wm. Ellis Jones, Book and Job Printer, 1886), 179, bio: 187-190.</ref><ref name="heitman" />
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*Captain Abraham Hite<ref name="heitman" />
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*Captain Hezekiah Morton<ref name="heitman" />
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*Captain Presley Nevill<ref name="heitman" />
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*Captain Sigismund Stribling<ref name="heitman" />
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*Captain Joseph Swearingen<ref name="heitman" />. Captain Josiah Swearingen sworn in at Berkeley County in 1781.<ref>J.T. McAllister, ''Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: McAllister's Data'' (Hot Springs, Va.: McAllister Pub. Co., 1913), 190. Digitized by [http://www.archive.org/details/virginiamilitiai00mcal Internet Archive].</ref>
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*Captain Andrew Wallace of Augusta County, killed at King's Mountain.<ref name="waddell2" />
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*Captain William White<ref name="heitman" />  
 
*Ensign John Key of Albemarle County.<ref>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), 368.</ref>  
 
*Ensign John Key of Albemarle County.<ref>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), 368.</ref>  
*Captain Robert Gamble of Augusta County.<ref>Joseph A. Waddell, ''Annals of Augusta County, Virginia'' (Richmond, Va.: Wm. Ellis Jones, Book and Job Printer, 1886), 179, bio: 187-190.</ref>
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*Lieutenant John McDowell of Augusta County.<ref name="waddell2" />  
*Lieutenant John McDowell of Augusta County.<ref>Joseph A. Waddell, ''Annals of Augusta County, Virginia'' (Richmond, Va.: Wm. Ellis Jones, Book and Job Printer, 1886), 179.</ref>  
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*Lieutenant Henry Bowyer of Augusta County.<ref name="waddell2" />
*Lieutenant Henry Bowyer of Augusta County.<ref>Joseph A. Waddell, ''Annals of Augusta County, Virginia'' (Richmond, Va.: Wm. Ellis Jones, Book and Job Printer, 1886), 179.</ref>
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*Captain Andrew Wallace of Augusta County, killed at King's Mountain.<ref>Joseph A. Waddell, ''Annals of Augusta County, Virginia'' (Richmond, Va.: Wm. Ellis Jones, Book and Job Printer, 1886), 179.</ref>
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*Captain Thomas Bowyer of Augusta County, killed at King's Mountain.<ref>Joseph A. Waddell, ''Annals of Augusta County, Virginia'' (Richmond, Va.: Wm. Ellis Jones, Book and Job Printer, 1886), 179.</ref><ref name="heitman" />
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*Captain Thomas Buckner<ref name="heitman">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 [http://www.archive.org/details/historicalregist00heit Internet Archive].</ref>
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Contents

Brief History

The 8th Regiment was formed in February, March, and April of 1776 at Suffolk County Courthouse. Companies recruited men from Frederick, Dunmore (Shenandoah), Berkeley, Augusta, Hampshire, Fincastle, and Culpeper Counties and West Augusta District. Field officers at Valley Forge were Colonel Abraham Bowman, Lt. Colonel John Markham, Major Jonathan Clark,[1] and Major Alexander Morgan.[2]

Colonels

  • 1776-1777 - Colonel Peter Muhlenberg
  • 1777-? - Colonel Abraham Bowman
  • 1777-1778 - Colonel John Neville[3]
  • 1778-1783 - Colonel James Wood[4][5]

Companies

Company - Captain Jonathan Clark
Company - Captain David Stephenson
Company - Captain Thomas Berry
Company - Captain Robert Higgins
Company - Captain William Grogham
Company - Captain John Steed
Company - Captain Abraham Kirkpatrick
Company - Captain Abel Westfall
Company - Captain Isaac Israel[6]
Company - 1st Lieutenant John Graves
The information above is from 8th Virginia Regiment at Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project.
Rosters Companies 1-8

A list of soldiers furnished by Augusta County for the 8th Virginia Regiment was published in 1886. [7]

Other Officers

  • Captain Thomas Bowyer of Augusta County, killed at King's Mountain.[5][8]
  • Captain William Brisco of Albemarle County, sworn in 8 May 1783[9]
  • Captain Thomas Buckner[8]
  • Captain Robert Gamble of Augusta County.[10][8]
  • Captain Abraham Hite[8]
  • Captain Hezekiah Morton[8]
  • Captain Presley Nevill[8]
  • Captain Sigismund Stribling[8]
  • Captain Joseph Swearingen[8]. Captain Josiah Swearingen sworn in at Berkeley County in 1781.[11]
  • Captain Andrew Wallace of Augusta County, killed at King's Mountain.[5]
  • Captain William White[8]
  • Ensign John Key of Albemarle County.[12]
  • Lieutenant John McDowell of Augusta County.[5]
  • Lieutenant Henry Bowyer of Augusta County.[5]

Other Sources

Websites

Wikipedia
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References

  1. Lt. Col. Jonathan Clark. See 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.
  2. "8th Virginia Regiment," Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project, http://valleyforgemusterroll.org/regiments/va8.asp, accessed 23 January 2012.
  3. William Henry Egle, Neville and Craig: An Excerpt from Pennsylvania Genealogies, Scotch-Irish and German (1886; reprint, Tomball, Texas: Genealogical Publications, 1976). FHL Book 974.8 D2e 1976 v. 2.
  4. 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, 478. Digitized by Internet Archive.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Joseph A. Waddell, Annals of Augusta County, Virginia (Richmond, Va.: Wm. Ellis Jones, Book and Job Printer, 1886), 179.
  6. Captain Israel 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), 368.
  7. Joseph A. Waddell, Annals of Augusta County, Virginia (Richmond, Va.: Wm. Ellis Jones, Book and Job Printer, 1886), 169.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 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.
  9. J.T. McAllister, Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: McAllister's Data (Hot Springs, Va.: McAllister Pub. Co., 1913), 176-177. Digitized by Internet Archive.
  10. Joseph A. Waddell, Annals of Augusta County, Virginia (Richmond, Va.: Wm. Ellis Jones, Book and Job Printer, 1886), 179, bio: 187-190.
  11. J.T. McAllister, Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: McAllister's Data (Hot Springs, Va.: McAllister Pub. Co., 1913), 190. Digitized by Internet Archive.
  12. 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), 368.

 

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