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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
The 15th Virginia Regiment was formed in February 1777. Companies recruited men from [[Chesterfield County, Virginia|Chesterfield]], [[Brunswick County, Virginia|Brunswick]], [[Southampton County, Virginia|Southampton]], [[King William County, Virginia|King William]], [[Nansemond County, Virginia|Nansemond]], [[Princess Anne County, Virginia|Princess Anne]], [[Isle of Wight County, Virginia|Isle of Wight]], [[Surry County, Virginia|Surry]], [[Sussex County, Virginia|Sussex]], [[Westmoreland County, Virginia|Westmoreland]], [[Northumberland County, Virginia|Northumberland]], [[Richmond County, Virginia|Richmond]], and [[Norfolk County, Virginia|Norfolk Boro]] counties. Field officers at Valley Forge were Colonel David Mason, Lt. Colonel James Jones, and Major Gustavus Wallace.<ref>"15th Virginia Regiment," ''Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project,'' http://valleyforgemusterroll.org/regiments/va15.asp, accessed 23 January 2012.</ref>
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The 15th Virginia Regiment was formed in February 1777. Companies recruited men from [[Chesterfield County, Virginia|Chesterfield]], [[Brunswick County, Virginia|Brunswick]], [[Southampton County, Virginia|Southampton]], [[King William County, Virginia|King William]], [[Nansemond County, Virginia|Nansemond]], [[Princess Anne County, Virginia|Princess Anne]], [[Isle of Wight County, Virginia|Isle of Wight]], [[Surry County, Virginia|Surry]], [[Sussex County, Virginia|Sussex]], [[Westmoreland County, Virginia|Westmoreland]], [[Northumberland County, Virginia|Northumberland]], [[Richmond County, Virginia|Richmond]], and [[Norfolk County, Virginia|Norfolk Boro]] counties. Field officers at Valley Forge were Colonel David Mason, Lt. Colonel James Jones, and Major Gustavus Wallace.<ref>"15th Virginia Regiment," ''Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project,'' http://valleyforgemusterroll.org/regiments/va15.asp, accessed 23 January 2012.</ref>  
  
=== Companies ===
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=== Colonels ===
  
:'''Company''' - Captain John Gregory<br>
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*'''1776-1778''' - Colonel David Mason in command 12 Nov 1776 to 31 Jul 1778<br>
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*'''1778-1778''' - Colonel Abraham Buford in command 15 May 1778 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 James Mason<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), 72; [http://valleyforgemusterroll.org/regiments/va15.asp 15th Virginia Regiment] at ''Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project.''</ref> ===
  
:'''Company''' - Captain James Gray<br>
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:'''1st Company''' - Captain John Gregory - many men from [[Nansemond County, Virginia|Nansemond County]]
  
:'''Company''' - Captain William Johnston<br>
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:'''2nd Company''' - Captain William Grymes - many men from [[Princess Anne County, Virginia|Princess Anne County]]
  
:'''Company''' - Captain Thomas Wills<br>
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:'''3rd Company''' - Captain James Gray - men from unknown origin
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:'''4th Company''' - Captain Samuel Smith - men from unknown origin
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:'''5th Company''' - Captain William Johnston - men from unknown origin
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:'''6th Company''' - Captain James Mason - many men from [[Brunswick County, Virginia|Brunswick County]]
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:'''7th Company''' - Captain Edwin Hull - men from [[Northumberland County, Virginia|Northumberland County]]
  
:'''Company''' - Captain James Harris<br>
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:'''8th Company''' - Captain Thomas Edmunds - men from [[Sussex County, Virginia|Sussex County]]
  
:'''Company''' - Captain Edwin Hull<br>
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:'''9th Company''' - Captain James Foster - men from unknown origin
  
:'''Company''' - Captain Thomas Edmunds<br>
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:'''10th Company''' - Captain George Lee Turberville - men from [[Westmoreland County, Virginia|Westmoreland County]]
  
::The information above is from [http://valleyforgemusterroll.org/regiments/va15.asp 15th Virginia Regiment] at ''Valley Forge Legacy: The Muster Roll Project''.
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=== Other Officers  ===
  
:'''Rosters''' Companies 1-8
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:'''Company''' - Captain Thomas Wills<br>
  
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:'''Company''' - Captain James Harris<br>
  
 
=== Other Sources  ===
 
=== Other Sources  ===
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
{{Wikipedia|15th_Virginia_Regiment|15th Virginia Regiment}}
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{{Wikipedia|15th_Virginia_Regiment|15th Virginia Regiment}}  
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*[http://www.retracing-our-family-legacy.com/11th_15th_Virginia_Reg_.html Retracing Our Family Legacy: 15th Virginia Regiment]. Regimental history.
 
*[http://www.retracing-our-family-legacy.com/11th_15th_Virginia_Reg_.html Retracing Our Family Legacy: 15th Virginia Regiment]. Regimental history.
  
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Brief History

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

  • 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]

1st Company - Captain John Gregory - many men from Nansemond County
2nd Company - Captain William Grymes - 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

Company - Captain Thomas Wills
Company - Captain James Harris

Other Sources

Websites

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: 15th Virginia Regiment

References

  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.