5th Virginia Regiment (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]


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


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  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.