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Brief History

The 4th 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]


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[2]
  • Captain Samuel Booker[2]
  • Captain Robert Beale[2]
  • Captain John Blackwell[2]
  • Lieutenant Joseph Holt of Albemarle County[3]

Other Sources


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  1. "4th Virginia Regiment," Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project, http://valleyforgemusterroll.org/regiments/va4.asp, accessed 23 January 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 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.
  3. 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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