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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]


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[2]
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

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  1. "8th Virginia Regiment," Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project, http://valleyforgemusterroll.org/regiments/va8.asp, accessed 23 January 2012.
  2. 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.


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