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9th Virginia Regiment (Revolutionary War)

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The 9th Regiment was formed in February and March of 1776 on the Eastern Shore. Companies recruited men from Accomack, Northampton, Goochland, Albemarle [1] and Augusta [2] counties.  Field officers at Valley Forge were Colonel George Mathews, [3] Lt. Colonel Burgess Ball [4], and Major John Fitzgerald. [5]

Colonels[edit | edit source]

  • 1776-1776 - Colonel Charles Fleming in command 2 Mar 1776 to Aug 1776
  • 1776-1777 - Colonel Isaac Read in command 13 Aug 1776 to 10 Feb 1777
  • 1777-1778 - Colonel George Matthews in command 10 Feb 1777 to 14 Sep 1778
  • 1778-1781 - Colonel John Gibson in command 14 Sep 1778 to 12 Feb 1781 [6]

Companies[edit | edit source]

Company - Captain Thomas Panamore
Company - Captain Nathaniel Morris
Company - Captain Andrew Moore
Company - Captain William Henderson of Augusta County[7]
Company - Captain Samuel Woodson
Company - Captain Thomas Walker of Augusta County[8]
Company - Captain George Gilchrist
Company - Captain John Paulson
Company - Captain Smith Snead
Company - Captain John Hays
The information above is from 9th Virginia Regiment at Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project.
Rosters Companies 1-8

Other Officers[edit | edit source]

  • Ensign David Anderson of Albemarle County
  • Ensign John Beck of Albemarle County
  • Lieutenant John Nicholas of Albemarle County
  • Second Lieutenant Hudson Martin of Albemarle County[9]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Charles, James and John Goolsby, of Albemarle, were Revolutionary soldiers, members of the Ninth Virginia Regiment. Charles, who was a non-commissioned officer, and James were taken prisoners at Germantown; all three died in service." Many other men from Albemarle County also served in the 9th Virginia Regiment. See 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), 211, 367-371.
  2. Joseph A. Waddell, Annals of Augusta County, Virginia (Richmond, Va.: Wm. Ellis Jones, Book and Job Printer, 1886), 163.
  3. Col. Mathews came from Augusta County. See Joseph A. Waddell, Annals of Augusta County, Virginia (Richmond, Va.: Wm. Ellis Jones, Book and Job Printer, 1886), 160, bio: 190-191.
  4. Lt. Col. Ball came from Lancaster County, Virginia. See "A Guide to the Ball Family Papers, 1650-1864," Library of Virginia, Accession No. 18770A, http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=lva/vi01103.xml;query=;brand=default, accessed 23 January 2012.
  5. "9th Virginia Regiment," Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project, http://valleyforgemusterroll.org/regiments/va9.asp, accessed 23 January 2012.
  6. 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), 53. Digitized by Internet Archive.
  7. Capt. Henderson came from Albemarle County. See 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), 368.
  8. Capt. Walker came from Albemarle County. "Thomas Walker was a Captain in the Ninth Virginia Regiment of the Revolutionary army, and died in 1798. His home was on the plantation of Indian Fields." See 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), 336.
  9. 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), 265, 367-368.