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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
The 12th Regiment was formed in February 1777. Companies recruited men from [[Hampshire_County,_West_Virginia|Hampshire]], [[Berkeley_County,_West_Virginia|Berkeley]], [[Botetourt_County,_Virginia|Botetourt]], [[Dunmore_County,_Virginia|Dunmore]], and [[Prince_Edward_County,_Virginia|Prince Edward]] counties. State Troops recruited men from [[Botetourt_County,_Virginia|Botetourt]], [[Augusta_County,_Virginia|Augusta]], [[Hampshire_County,_West_Virginia|Hampshire]], and [[Frederick_County,_Virginia|Frederick]] counties and West Augusta District. Field officers were Colonel James Wood, Lt. Colonel John Neville, and Major George Slaughter.<ref>"12th Virginia Regiment," ''Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project,'' http://valleyforgemusterroll.org/regiments/va12.asp, accessed 23 January 2012.</ref>  
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The 12th Regiment was formed in February 1777. Companies recruited men from [[Hampshire County, West Virginia|Hampshire]], [[Berkeley County, West Virginia|Berkeley]], [[Botetourt County, Virginia|Botetourt]], [[Dunmore County, Virginia|Dunmore]], and [[Prince Edward County, Virginia|Prince Edward]] counties. State Troops recruited men from [[Botetourt County, Virginia|Botetourt]], [[Augusta County, Virginia|Augusta]], [[Hampshire County, West Virginia|Hampshire]], and [[Frederick County, Virginia|Frederick]] counties and West Augusta District. Field officers at Valley Forge were Colonel James Wood,<ref>"James Wood (1748-1823) was an officer in the Revolutionary army, married Mary, daughter of James Garland, of North Garden, and removed to Garrard County, Kentucky, where he had a family of twelve children." 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), 352.</ref> Lt. Colonel John Neville, and Major George Slaughter.<ref>"12th Virginia Regiment," ''Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project,'' http://valleyforgemusterroll.org/regiments/va12.asp, accessed 23 January 2012.</ref>  
  
=== Companies ===
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=== Colonels ===
  
:'''Company''' - Captain Andrew Waggoner<br>
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*'''1776-1778''' - Colonel James Wood in command 12 Nov 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>
  
:'''Company''' - Captain Steven Ashby<br>
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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/va12.asp 12th Virginia Regiment] at ''Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project.''</ref> ===
  
:'''Company''' - Captain Michael Bowyer<br>
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:'''1st Company''' - Captain Andrew Waggoner or Waggener - many men from [[Augusta County, Virginia|Augusta County]]<br>
  
:'''Company''' - Captain Thomas Bowyer<br>
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:'''2nd Company''' - Captain Benjamin Casey - many men from [[Hampshire County, West Virginia|Hampshire County]]<br>
  
:'''Company''' - Captain Benjamin Casey<br>
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:'''3rd Company''' - Captain Stephen Ashby - many men from [[Hampshire County, West Virginia|Hampshire County]]<br>
  
:'''Company''' - Captain Rowland Madison<br>
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:'''4th Company''' - Captain Michael Bowyer<ref>Capt. Bowyer came from Augusta County. See Joseph A. Waddell, ''Annals of Augusta County, Virginia'' (Richmond, Va.: Wm. Ellis Jones, Book and Job Printer, 1886), 148.</ref> - many men from [[West Augusta District, Virginia|West Augusta District]]<br>
  
:'''Company''' - Captain William Vause<br>
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:'''5th Company''' - Captain Matthew Arbuckle - many men from [[Botetourt County, Virginia|Botetourt County]]
  
:'''Company''' - Captain Andrew Wallace<br>
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:'''6th Company''' - Captain William McKee - many men from [[Rockbridge County, Virginia|Rockbridge County]]
  
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:'''7th Company''' - Captain Jonathan Langdon - many men from [[Dunmore County, Virginia|Dunmore County]] ([[Shenandoah County, Virginia|Shenandoah County]])
  
:The information above is from [http://valleyforgemusterroll.org/regiments/va12.asp 12th Virginia Regiment] at ''Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project''.
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:'''8th Company''' - Captain Joseph Mitchell - many men from [[Berkeley County, West Virginia|Berkeley County]] or [[Augusta County, Virginia|Augusta County]]
  
:'''Rosters''' Companies 1-8
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:'''9th Company''' - Captain Rowland Madison - many men from [[Prince Edward County, Virginia|Prince Edward]] (perhaps)
  
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:'''10th Company''' - Captain Thomas Bowyer - many men from [[Botetourt County, Virginia|Botetourt County]]
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=== Other Officers  ===
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*Captain William Vause<ref>[http://valleyforgemusterroll.org/regiments/va12.asp 12th Virginia Regiment] at ''Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project''.</ref>
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*Captain Andrew Wallace<ref>[http://valleyforgemusterroll.org/regiments/va12.asp 12th Virginia Regiment] at ''Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project''.</ref>
  
 
=== Other Sources  ===
 
=== Other Sources  ===
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
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{{Wikipedia|12th_Virginia_Regiment|12th Virginia Regiment}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Revision as of 03:11, 14 November 2012

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Brief History

The 12th Regiment was formed in February 1777. Companies recruited men from Hampshire, Berkeley, Botetourt, Dunmore, and Prince Edward counties. State Troops recruited men from Botetourt, Augusta, Hampshire, and Frederick counties and West Augusta District. Field officers at Valley Forge were Colonel James Wood,[1] Lt. Colonel John Neville, and Major George Slaughter.[2]

Colonels

  • 1776-1778 - Colonel James Wood in command 12 Nov 1776 to 14 Sep 1778[3]

Companies[4]

1st Company - Captain Andrew Waggoner or Waggener - many men from Augusta County
2nd Company - Captain Benjamin Casey - many men from Hampshire County
3rd Company - Captain Stephen Ashby - many men from Hampshire County
4th Company - Captain Michael Bowyer[5] - many men from West Augusta District
5th Company - Captain Matthew Arbuckle - many men from Botetourt County
6th Company - Captain William McKee - many men from Rockbridge County
7th Company - Captain Jonathan Langdon - many men from Dunmore County (Shenandoah County)
8th Company - Captain Joseph Mitchell - many men from Berkeley County or Augusta County
9th Company - Captain Rowland Madison - many men from Prince Edward (perhaps)
10th Company - Captain Thomas Bowyer - many men from Botetourt County

Other Officers

  • Captain William Vause[6]
  • Captain Andrew Wallace[7]

Other Sources

Websites

Wikipedia
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References

  1. "James Wood (1748-1823) was an officer in the Revolutionary army, married Mary, daughter of James Garland, of North Garden, and removed to Garrard County, Kentucky, where he had a family of twelve children." 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), 352.
  2. "12th Virginia Regiment," Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project, http://valleyforgemusterroll.org/regiments/va12.asp, accessed 23 January 2012.
  3. 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.
  4. 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; 12th Virginia Regiment at Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project.
  5. Capt. Bowyer came from Augusta County. See Joseph A. Waddell, Annals of Augusta County, Virginia (Richmond, Va.: Wm. Ellis Jones, Book and Job Printer, 1886), 148.
  6. 12th Virginia Regiment at Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project.
  7. 12th Virginia Regiment at Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project.