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Brief History

The 3rd Regiment was formed in February 1776 at Alexandria and Dumfries. Companies recruited men from Prince William, Fauquier, Stafford, Louisa, Fairfax, King George, Loudoun and Culpeper Counties. Field officers at Valley Forge were Colonel William Heth, Lt. Colonel Charles Flemming, and Major Charles West.[1]

Colonels

  • 1776-1776 - Colonel Hugh Mercer in command 13 Feb 1776 to 5 Jun 1776
  • 1776-1777 - Colonel George Weedon in command 13 Aug 1776 to 27 Feb 1777
  • 1777-1777 - Colonel Thomas Marshall in command 21 Feb 1777 to 4 Dec 1777
  • 1778-1781 - Colonel William Heth in command 30 Apr 1778 to 12 Feb 1781
  • 1781-1783 - Colonel Abraham Buford in command 12 Feb 1781 to close of war[2]

Companies

Company - Captain David Arell
Company - Captain Valentine Peyton[3]
Company - Captain John Blackwell
Company - Captain Philip R.F. Lee
Company - Captain John Peyton[3]
Company - Captain Robert Powell
Company - Captain Reubin Briscoe
Company - Captain John Mercer
The information above is from 3rd Virginia Regiment at Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project.
Rosters Companies 1-8

Other Officers

  • Colonel George Mathews of Augusta County, previously Colonel of the 9th Virginia Regiment.[4]
  • Captain John Anderson[5]
  • Captain Henry Bedinger[5]
  • Captain Thomas Edmund[5]
  • Captain Le Roy Edwards[5]
  • Lieutenant Nathaniel Anderson of Albemarle County[6]

Other Sources

  • Cecere, Michael. They Behaved Like Soldiers: Captain John Chilton and the Third Virginia Regiment, 1775-1778. Westminster, Md.: Heritage Books, 2004.

Websites

Wikipedia
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References

  1. "3rd Virginia Regiment," Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project, http://valleyforgemusterroll.org/regiments/va3.asp, accessed 23 January 2012.
  2. 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), 50. Digitized by Internet Archive.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "John Peyton, son of Craven Peyton, of Loudoun County, was an officer in the Revolutionary army, and during the war was sent to Fluvanna County to purchase supplies. Three nephews, sons of his brother Valentine, joined him there, Craven, Robert and John." 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), 295.
  4. Joseph A. Waddell, Annals of Augusta County, Virginia (Richmond, Va.: Wm. Ellis Jones, Book and Job Printer, 1886), 178-179.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 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), 474-478. Digitized by Internet Archive.
  6. 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), 367-368.

 

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