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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>
 
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>
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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>
  
 
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=== Companies  ===

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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

Company - Captain Andrew Waggoner
Company - Captain Steven Ashby
Company - Captain Michael Bowyer[4]
Company - Captain Thomas Bowyer
Company - Captain Benjamin Casey
Company - Captain Rowland Madison
Company - Captain William Vause
Company - Captain Andrew Wallace
The information above is from 12th Virginia Regiment at Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project.
Rosters Companies 1-8


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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. 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.