8th Virginia Regiment (Revolutionary War)

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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
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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. Digitized by [http://www.archive.org/details/historicalregist00heit Internet Archive].</ref>
  
 
=== Companies  ===
 
=== Companies  ===

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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 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
  • 1778-1783 - Colonel James Wood[3]

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[4]
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. [5]

Other Officers

  • Colonel James Wood of Augusta County.[6]
  • Ensign John Key of Albemarle County.[7]
  • Captain Robert Gamble of Augusta County.[8]
  • Lieutenant John McDowell of Augusta County.[9]
  • Lieutenant Henry Bowyer of Augusta County.[10]
  • Captain Andrew Wallace of Augusta County, killed at King's Mountain.[11]
  • Captain Thomas Bowyer of Augusta County, killed at King's Mountain.[12][13]
  • Captain Thomas Buckner[13]

Other Sources

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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. 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. 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.
  5. Joseph A. Waddell, Annals of Augusta County, Virginia (Richmond, Va.: Wm. Ellis Jones, Book and Job Printer, 1886), 169.
  6. Joseph A. Waddell, Annals of Augusta County, Virginia (Richmond, Va.: Wm. Ellis Jones, Book and Job Printer, 1886), 179.
  7. 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.
  8. Joseph A. Waddell, Annals of Augusta County, Virginia (Richmond, Va.: Wm. Ellis Jones, Book and Job Printer, 1886), 179, bio: 187-190.
  9. Joseph A. Waddell, Annals of Augusta County, Virginia (Richmond, Va.: Wm. Ellis Jones, Book and Job Printer, 1886), 179.
  10. Joseph A. Waddell, Annals of Augusta County, Virginia (Richmond, Va.: Wm. Ellis Jones, Book and Job Printer, 1886), 179.
  11. Joseph A. Waddell, Annals of Augusta County, Virginia (Richmond, Va.: Wm. Ellis Jones, Book and Job Printer, 1886), 179.
  12. Joseph A. Waddell, Annals of Augusta County, Virginia (Richmond, Va.: Wm. Ellis Jones, Book and Job Printer, 1886), 179.
  13. 13.0 13.1 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.