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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
The 13th Regiment was formed in February 1777 at Fort Pitt. Companies recruited men from [[Yohogania County, Virginia|Yohogania]], [[Monongalia County, West Virginia|Monongalia]] and [[Ohio County, West Virginia|Ohio]] counties. Field officers at Valley Forge were Colonel William Russell, Colonel George Gibson, Lt. Colonel Richard Campbell, and Major Richard Taylor.<ref>"13th Virginia Regiment," ''Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project,'' http://valleyforgemusterroll.org/regiments/va13.asp, accessed 23 January 2012.</ref>
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The 13th Regiment was formed in February 1777 at Fort Pitt. Companies recruited men from [[Yohogania County, Virginia|Yohogania]], [[Monongalia County, West Virginia|Monongalia]] and [[West Augusta District, Virginia|West Augusta]] (now [[Ohio County, West Virginia|Ohio]] County) counties. Field officers at Valley Forge were Colonel William Russell, Colonel George Gibson, Lt. Colonel Richard Campbell, and Major Richard Taylor.<ref>"13th Virginia Regiment," ''Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project,'' http://valleyforgemusterroll.org/regiments/va13.asp, accessed 23 January 2012.</ref>  
  
=== Colonels ===
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=== Colonels ===
  
 
*'''1776-1778''' - Colonel William Russell in command 19 Dec 1776 to 14 Sep 1778<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), 54. Digitized by [http://www.archive.org/details/historicalregist00heit Internet Archive].</ref>
 
*'''1776-1778''' - Colonel William Russell in command 19 Dec 1776 to 14 Sep 1778<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), 54. Digitized by [http://www.archive.org/details/historicalregist00heit Internet Archive].</ref>
  
=== Companies  ===
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=== Companies<ref>E.M. Sanchez-Saavedra, ''A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations in the American Revolution, 1774-1787'' (Richmond, Va.: Virginia State Library, 1978), 69. {{FHL|79781|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2s}}; [http://valleyforgemusterroll.org/regiments/va13.asp 13th Virginia Regiment] at ''Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project.''</ref> ===
  
:'''Company''' - Captain Thomas Wills<br>
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:'''1st Company''' - Captain Robert Beall - many men from [[Yohogania County, Virginia|Yohogania County]]<br>
  
:'''Company''' - Captain Robert Beall<br>
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:'''2nd Company''' - Captain Benjamin Harrison - many men from [[Yohogania County, Virginia|Yohogania County]]<br>
  
:'''Company''' - Captain David Steel<br>
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:'''3rd Company''' - Captain George McCormick - many men from [[West Augusta District, Virginia|West Augusta District]]<br>
  
:'''Company''' - Captain George McCormick<br>
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:'''4th Company''' - Captain David Steel(e) - many men from [[Yohogania County, Virginia|Yohogania County]]<br>
  
:'''Company''' - Captain James Sullivan<br>
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:'''5th Company''' - Captain James Sullivan - many men from [[West Augusta District, Virginia|West Augusta District]]<br>
  
:'''Company''' - Captain Benjamin Harrison<br>
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:'''6th Company''' - Captain John Lemen - many men from [[West Augusta District, Virginia|West Augusta District]]<br>
  
:'''Company''' - Captain James Hook<br>
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:'''7th Company''' - Captain James Hook(e) - many men from [[Yohogania County, Virginia|Yohogania County]]<br>
  
:'''Company''' - Captain John Lemen<br>
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:'''8th Company''' - Captain James Neal - many men from [[Monongalia County, West Virginia|Monongalia County]]<br>
  
:'''Company''' - Captain James Neal<br>
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:'''9th Company''' - Captain Silas Zane - many men from [[West Augusta District, Virginia|West Augusta District]]<br>
  
:'''Company''' - Captain Silas Zane<br>
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:'''10th Company''' - Captain David Scott - many men from [[Monongalia County, West Virginia|Monongalia County]]<br>
  
:'''Company''' - Captain James Sullivan<br>
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=== Other Officers  ===
  
:The information above is from [http://valleyforgemusterroll.org/regiments/va13.asp 13th Virginia Regiment] at ''Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project.''
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*Ensign John Hargis 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>
  
:'''Rosters''' Companies 1-11
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*Captain James Sullivan<ref name="valley">[http://valleyforgemusterroll.org/regiments/va13.asp 13th Virginia Regiment] at ''Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project.''</ref>
  
=== Other Officers ===
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*Captain Thomas Wills<ref name="valley" /><br>
 
 
*Ensign John Hargis 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  ===
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Brief History

The 13th Regiment was formed in February 1777 at Fort Pitt. Companies recruited men from Yohogania, Monongalia and West Augusta (now Ohio County) counties. Field officers at Valley Forge were Colonel William Russell, Colonel George Gibson, Lt. Colonel Richard Campbell, and Major Richard Taylor.[1]

Colonels

  • 1776-1778 - Colonel William Russell in command 19 Dec 1776 to 14 Sep 1778[2]

Companies[3]

1st Company - Captain Robert Beall - many men from Yohogania County
2nd Company - Captain Benjamin Harrison - many men from Yohogania County
3rd Company - Captain George McCormick - many men from West Augusta District
4th Company - Captain David Steel(e) - many men from Yohogania County
5th Company - Captain James Sullivan - many men from West Augusta District
6th Company - Captain John Lemen - many men from West Augusta District
7th Company - Captain James Hook(e) - many men from Yohogania County
8th Company - Captain James Neal - many men from Monongalia County
9th Company - Captain Silas Zane - many men from West Augusta District
10th Company - Captain David Scott - many men from Monongalia County

Other Officers

  • Ensign John Hargis of Albemarle County[4]
  • Captain James Sullivan[5]
  • Captain Thomas Wills[5]

Other Sources

Websites

Wikipedia
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References

  1. "13th Virginia Regiment," Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project, http://valleyforgemusterroll.org/regiments/va13.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), 54. Digitized by Internet Archive.
  3. E.M. Sanchez-Saavedra, A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations in the American Revolution, 1774-1787 (Richmond, Va.: Virginia State Library, 1978), 69. FHL Book 975.5 M2s; 13th Virginia Regiment at Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project.
  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.
  5. 5.0 5.1 13th Virginia Regiment at Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project.