5th Virginia Regiment (Revolutionary War)

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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
The 5th Regiment was formed in February 1776 at [[Richmond County, Virginia#County_Courthouse|Richmond County Courthouse]]. Companies recruited men from [[Lancaster County, Virginia|Lancaster]], [[Richmond County, Virginia|Richmond]], [[Northumberland County, Virginia|Northumberland]], [[Spotsylvania County, Virginia|Spotsylvania]], [[Westmoreland County, Virginia|Westmoreland]], [[Chesterfield County, Virginia|Chesterfield]], [[Henrico County, Virginia|Henrico]], [[Hanover County, Virginia|Hanover]], [[Bedford County, Virginia|Bedford]] and [[Loudoun County, Virginia|Loudoun]] counties. Staff officers were Colonel Josiah Parker, Lt. Colonel Abraham Buford, Major Thomas Gaskins, and Major David Stephenson.<ref name="fifth">"5th Virginia Regiment," ''Valley Forge: The Muster Roll Project,'' http://valleyforgemusterroll.org/regiments/va5.asp, accessed 23 January 2012.</ref>
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The 5th Regiment was formed in February 1776 at [[Richmond County, Virginia#County_Courthouse|Richmond County Courthouse]]. Companies recruited men from [[Lancaster County, Virginia|Lancaster]], [[Richmond County, Virginia|Richmond]], [[Northumberland County, Virginia|Northumberland]], [[Spotsylvania County, Virginia|Spotsylvania]], [[Westmoreland County, Virginia|Westmoreland]], [[Chesterfield County, Virginia|Chesterfield]], [[Henrico County, Virginia|Henrico]], [[Hanover County, Virginia|Hanover]], [[Bedford County, Virginia|Bedford]] and [[Loudoun County, Virginia|Loudoun]] counties. Staff officers were Colonel Josiah Parker, Lt. Colonel Abraham Buford, Major Thomas Gaskins, and Major David Stephenson.<ref name="fifth">"5th Virginia Regiment," ''Valley Forge: The Muster Roll Project,'' http://valleyforgemusterroll.org/regiments/va5.asp, accessed 23 January 2012.</ref>  
  
=== Companies ===
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=== Companies ===
  
:'''Company''' - Captain Henry Fauntleroy
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:'''Company''' - Captain Henry Fauntleroy  
:'''Company''' - Captain William Fowler
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:'''Company''' - Captain William Fowler  
:'''Company''' - Captain William Mosby
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:'''Company''' - Captain William Mosby  
:'''Company''' - Captain Andrew Russell
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:'''Company''' - Captain Andrew Russell  
:'''Company''' - Captain Samuel Colston
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:'''Company''' - Captain Samuel Colston  
:'''Company''' - Captain Gross Scruggs
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:'''Company''' - Captain Gross Scruggs  
:'''Company''' - Captain Ralph Falkner
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:'''Company''' - Captain Ralph Falkner  
:'''Company''' - Captain John Anderson
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:'''Company''' - Captain John Anderson  
 
:The information above is from [http://valleyforgemusterroll.org/regiments/va5.asp 5th Virginia Regiment] at ''Valley Forge: The Muster Roll Project.''
 
:The information above is from [http://valleyforgemusterroll.org/regiments/va5.asp 5th Virginia Regiment] at ''Valley Forge: The Muster Roll Project.''
  
 
:'''Rosters''' Companies 1-8
 
:'''Rosters''' Companies 1-8
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=== Other Officers ===
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*Captain Peter Minor of Albemarle County
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*Lieutenant Lipscomb Norvell 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|5th_Virginia_Regiment|5th Virginia Regiment}}
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{{Wikipedia|5th_Virginia_Regiment|5th Virginia Regiment}}  
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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[[Category:Virginia_in_the_Revolutionary_War]]
 
[[Category:Virginia_in_the_Revolutionary_War]]

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Brief History

The 5th Regiment was formed in February 1776 at Richmond County Courthouse. Companies recruited men from Lancaster, Richmond, Northumberland, Spotsylvania, Westmoreland, Chesterfield, Henrico, Hanover, Bedford and Loudoun counties. Staff officers were Colonel Josiah Parker, Lt. Colonel Abraham Buford, Major Thomas Gaskins, and Major David Stephenson.[1]

Companies

Company - Captain Henry Fauntleroy
Company - Captain William Fowler
Company - Captain William Mosby
Company - Captain Andrew Russell
Company - Captain Samuel Colston
Company - Captain Gross Scruggs
Company - Captain Ralph Falkner
Company - Captain John Anderson
The information above is from 5th Virginia Regiment at Valley Forge: The Muster Roll Project.
Rosters Companies 1-8

Other Officers

  • Captain Peter Minor of Albemarle County
  • Lieutenant Lipscomb Norvell of Albemarle County[2]

Other Sources

Websites

Wikipedia
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References

  1. "5th Virginia Regiment," Valley Forge: The Muster Roll Project, http://valleyforgemusterroll.org/regiments/va5.asp, accessed 23 January 2012.
  2. 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.