8th Virginia Regiment (Revolutionary War)

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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
This Unit was formed in , with # companies it was also called [nickname].  In [date], two companies were added to the battalion and it became ... .  Lieutenant Colonel [name] and Major [name] were in command.  
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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 were Colonel Abraham Bowman, Lt. Colonel John Markham, Major Jonathan Clark, 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>
  
 
=== Companies  ===
 
=== Companies  ===
  
:'''1st Company''' -  
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:'''Company''' - Captain Jonathan Clark<br>
  
:'''2nd Company''' -  
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:'''Company''' - Captain David Stephenson<br>
  
:'''3rd Company''' -  
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:'''Company''' - Captain Thomas Berry<br>
  
:'''4th Company''' -  
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:'''Company''' - Captain Robert Higgins<br>
  
:'''5th Company''' -  
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:'''Company''' - Captain William Grogham<br>
  
:'''6th Company''' -  
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:'''Company''' - Captain John Steed<br>
  
:'''7th Company''' -  
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:'''Company''' - Captain Abraham Kirkpatrick<br>
  
:'''8th Company''' -  
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:'''Company''' - Captain Abel Westfall<br>
  
:'''9th Company''' -  
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:'''Company''' - Captain Isaac Israel<br>
  
:'''10th Company''' -  
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:'''Company''' - 1st Lieutenant John Graves<br>
  
:The information above is from ... at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2nd_Virginia_Regiment Wikipedia].
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:The information above is from [http://valleyforgemusterroll.org/regiments/va8.asp 8th Virginia Regiment] at <span style="font-style: italic;">Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project''.''</span
  
 
:'''Rosters''' Companies 1-8
 
:'''Rosters''' Companies 1-8
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Revision as of 22:07, 23 January 2012

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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 were Colonel Abraham Bowman, Lt. Colonel John Markham, Major Jonathan Clark, and Major Alexander Morgan.[1]

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
Company - 1st Lieutenant John Graves
The information above is from 8th Virginia Regiment at Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project.</span
Rosters Companies 1-8


Other Sources

Websites

References

  1. "8th Virginia Regiment," Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project, http://valleyforgemusterroll.org/regiments/va8.asp, accessed 23 January 2012.