13th Virginia Regiment (Revolutionary War)

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Brief History

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


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


Company - Captain Thomas Wills
Company - Captain Robert Beall
Company - Captain David Steel
Company - Captain George McCormick
Company - Captain James Sullivan
Company - Captain Benjamin Harrison
Company - Captain James Hook
Company - Captain John Lemen
Company - Captain James Neal
Company - Captain Silas Zane
Company - Captain James Sullivan
The information above is from 13th Virginia Regiment at Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project.
Rosters Companies 1-11

Other Officers

  • Ensign John Hargis of Albemarle County[3]

Other Sources


Wikipedia has more about this subject: 13th Virginia Regiment


  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. 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.