The Resource Return of the 7th Virginia Regiment

Return of the 7th Virginia Regiment

Label
Return of the 7th Virginia Regiment, 1779
Title
Return of the 7th Virginia Regiment
Inclusive dates
1779
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Language
eng
Summary
Contains a return of the 7th Virginia Regiment of Foot commanded by Col. Daniel Morgan, on 5 August 1779. The return enumerates officers present fit for duty including colonels, lieutenant colonels, majors, captains, lieutenants, 2nd lieutenants, ensigns, adjutants, pay masters, quarter masters, surgeons, mates, sergeant majors, quarter master sergeants, drum majors, fife major, sergeants, & drums & fifes; rank & file including present fit for duty, sick present, sick absent, command, furlough, & total; wanting to complete including sergeants, drums & fifes, & rank & file; and alterations since last return including dead, discharges, deserted, transferred, promoted, & taken prisoner. The return also provides the absent officers' names, place where absent, reasons for absence, & time of absence
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Biographical or historical data
The 7th Virginia Regiment was one of six regiments raised by the Fourth Virginia Convention in December 1775. Entered into Continental service on 29 February 1776, the 7th regiment fought in the Battle of the Brandywine in September 1777. The regiment was reunmbered as the 5th Virginia Regiment at White Plains, N.Y., on 14 September 1778 and the 11th Virginia Regiment was designated as the 7th. During the Chesterfield County arrangement, the 9th Regiment was redesignated as the 7th Virginia Regiment. Finally, on 1 January 1783, the 7th Regiment was redesignated as the 1st Virginia Regiment until it disbanded in June 1783.
Cataloging source
VIC
Citation source
Salmon, John S., comp. A GUIDE TO STATE RECORDS IN THE ARCHIVES BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES. Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1985
Label
Return of the 7th Virginia Regiment
Note
These records are part of the Revolutionary Government record group (RG# 2)
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Acquisition information unknown.
Organization method
Organized into the following series: Series I. Return of the 7th Virginia Regiment.
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001610625
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Type of unit
p.

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