15th Virginia Regiment (Revolutionary War)

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The 15th Virginia Regiment was formed in February 1777. Companies recruited men from Chesterfield, Brunswick, Southampton, King William, Nansemond, Princess Anne, Isle of Wight, Surry, Sussex, Westmoreland, Northumberland, Richmond, and Norfolk Boro counties. Field officers at Valley Forge were Colonel David Mason, Lt. Colonel James Jones, and Major Gustavus Wallace. [1]

Colonels[edit | edit source]

  • 1776-1778 - Colonel David Mason in command 12 Nov 1776 to 31 Jul 1778
  • 1778-1778 - Colonel Abraham Buford in command 15 May 1778 to 14 Sep 1778 [2]

Companies [3][edit | edit source]

1st Company - Captain John Gregory - many men from Nansemond County
2nd Company - Captain William Grimes - many men from Princess Anne County
3rd Company - Captain James Gray - men from unknown origin
4th Company - Captain Samuel Smith - men from unknown origin
5th Company - Captain William Johnston - men from unknown origin
6th Company - Captain James Mason - many men from Brunswick County
7th Company - Captain Edwin Hull - men from Northumberland County
8th Company - Captain Thomas Edmunds - men from Sussex County
9th Company - Captain James Foster - men from unknown origin
10th Company - Captain George Lee Turberville - men from Westmoreland County

Other Officers[edit | edit source]

Company - Captain Thomas Wills
Company - Captain James Harris

Other Sources[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. "15th Virginia Regiment," Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project, http://valleyforgemusterroll.org/regiments/va15.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), 72; 15th Virginia Regiment at Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project.