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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
The 4th Regiment was formed in February 1776 at [[Suffolk County, Virginia|Suffolk Courthouse]]. Companies recruited men from [[Berkeley County, West Virginia|Berkeley]], [[Charlotte County, Virginia|Charlotte]], [[Prince Edward County, Virginia|Prince Edward]], [[Sussex County, Virginia|Sussex]], [[Southampton County, Virginia|Southampton]], [[Nansemond County, Virginia|Nansemond]], [[Brunswick County, Virginia|Brunswick]], [[Isle of Wight County, Virginia|Isle of Wight]], [[Surry County, Virginia|Surry]], [[Princess Anne County, Virginia|Princess Anne]], and [[Norfolk County, Virginia|Norfolk Boro]] Counties. Field officers were Colonel Isaac Read, Lt. Colonel Thomas Gaskins, Lt. Colonel William Taliaferro, Major Isaac Beall, and Major John Brent.<ref>"4th Virginia Regiment," ''Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project,'' http://valleyforgemusterroll.org/regiments/va4.asp, accessed 23 January 2012.</ref>
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The 4th Virginia Regiment was formed in February 1776 at [[Suffolk County, Virginia|Suffolk Courthouse]]. Companies recruited men from [[Berkeley County, West Virginia|Berkeley]], [[Charlotte County, Virginia|Charlotte]], [[Prince Edward County, Virginia|Prince Edward]], [[Sussex County, Virginia|Sussex]], [[Southampton County, Virginia|Southampton]], [[Nansemond County, Virginia|Nansemond]], [[Brunswick County, Virginia|Brunswick]], [[Isle of Wight County, Virginia|Isle of Wight]], [[Surry County, Virginia|Surry]], [[Princess Anne County, Virginia|Princess Anne]], and [[Norfolk County, Virginia|Norfolk Boro]] Counties. Field officers at Valley Forge were Colonel Isaac Read, Lt. Colonel Thomas Gaskins, Lt. Colonel William Taliaferro, Major Isaac Beall, and Major John Brent.<ref>"4th Virginia Regiment," ''Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project,'' http://valleyforgemusterroll.org/regiments/va4.asp, accessed 23 January 2012.</ref>
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=== Colonels  ===
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*'''1776-1776''' - Colonel Adam Stephen in command from 13 Feb 1776 to 4 Sep 1776<br>
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*'''1776-1777''' - Colonel Thomas Elliott in command from 3 Sep 1776 to 22 Sep 1777<br>
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*'''1777-1777''' - Colonel Robert Lawson in command from 19 Aug 1777 to 17 Dec 1777<br>
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*'''1777-1778''' - Colonel Isaac Read in command from 17 Dec 1777 to 4 Sep 1778<br>
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*'''1778-1783''' - Colonel John Neville in command from 14 Sep 1778 to close of war<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), 50. Digitized by [http://www.archive.org/details/historicalregist00heit Internet Archive].</ref><ref name="heitman" />
  
 
=== Companies  ===
 
=== Companies  ===
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:'''Rosters''' Companies 1-10
 
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=== Other Officers  ===
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*Captain Lawrence Butler<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 Samuel Booker<ref name="heitman" />
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*Captain Robert Beale<ref name="heitman" />
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*Captain John Blackwell<ref name="heitman" />
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*Captain James Curry<ref name="heitman" />
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*Captain Reuben Field<ref name="heitman" />
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*Captain John Fitzgerald<ref name="heitman" />
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*Captain Abraham Kirkpatrick<ref name="heitman" />
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*Captain L. William Lovly<ref name="heitman" />
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*Captain Philip Mallory<ref name="heitman" />
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*Captain Thomas Overton<ref name="heitman" />
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*Lieutenant Joseph Holt 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), 367-368.</ref>
  
 
=== Other Sources  ===
 
=== Other Sources  ===
  
== Websites ==
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== Websites ==
  
{{Wikipedia|4th_Virginia_Regiment|4th Virginia Regiment}}
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{{Wikipedia|4th_Virginia_Regiment|4th Virginia Regiment}}  
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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[[Category:Virginia - Military - Revolutionary War, 1776-1783]]

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Contents

Brief History

The 4th Virginia Regiment was formed in February 1776 at Suffolk Courthouse. Companies recruited men from Berkeley, Charlotte, Prince Edward, Sussex, Southampton, Nansemond, Brunswick, Isle of Wight, Surry, Princess Anne, and Norfolk Boro Counties. Field officers at Valley Forge were Colonel Isaac Read, Lt. Colonel Thomas Gaskins, Lt. Colonel William Taliaferro, Major Isaac Beall, and Major John Brent.[1]

Colonels

  • 1776-1776 - Colonel Adam Stephen in command from 13 Feb 1776 to 4 Sep 1776
  • 1776-1777 - Colonel Thomas Elliott in command from 3 Sep 1776 to 22 Sep 1777
  • 1777-1777 - Colonel Robert Lawson in command from 19 Aug 1777 to 17 Dec 1777
  • 1777-1778 - Colonel Isaac Read in command from 17 Dec 1777 to 4 Sep 1778
  • 1778-1783 - Colonel John Neville in command from 14 Sep 1778 to close of war[2][3]

Companies

Company - Captain John Stith
Company - Captain Jason Reddick
Company - Captain James Lucas
Company - Captain William Cherry
Company - Captain John Holcombe
Company - Captain Thomas Ridley
Company - Captain Arthur Smith
Company - Captain George Walls
Company - Captain John Grogan
Company - Captain Jonathan Clark
The information above is from 4th Virginia Regiment at Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project.
Rosters Companies 1-10

Other Officers

  • Captain Lawrence Butler[3]
  • Captain Samuel Booker[3]
  • Captain Robert Beale[3]
  • Captain John Blackwell[3]
  • Captain James Curry[3]
  • Captain Reuben Field[3]
  • Captain John Fitzgerald[3]
  • Captain Abraham Kirkpatrick[3]
  • Captain L. William Lovly[3]
  • Captain Philip Mallory[3]
  • Captain Thomas Overton[3]
  • Lieutenant Joseph Holt of Albemarle County[4]

Other Sources

Websites

Wikipedia
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References

  1. "4th Virginia Regiment," Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project, http://valleyforgemusterroll.org/regiments/va4.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. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 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.
  4. 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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