The Resource Return of the 8th Virginia Regiment

Return of the 8th Virginia Regiment

Label
Return of the 8th Virginia Regiment, 1777
Title
Return of the 8th Virginia Regiment
Inclusive dates
1777
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Contains a return of the 8th Virginia Regiment commanded by Col. Abraham Bowman in April 1777. The return provides the names of the captains along with the number of their commissioned officers including colonels, lieutenant colonels, majors, captains, lieutenants, 2nd lieutenants, ensigns; staff including chaplains, adjutants, quarter masters, surgeons, & surgeon mates; non-commissioned officers including sergeants & drum & fifers; rank & file including present for duty, sick present, sick absent, on command, & on furlough; and the number enlisted, dead, discharged, & deserted. Also includes a list of officers absent including the reason for their absence
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Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
The 8th Virginia Regiment was authorized by the fourth Virginia Convention on 1 December 1775. The regiment marched to Charleston in June 1776 under Col. John Peter Gabriel Muhlenburg. The regiment was renumbered as the 4th Virginia Regiment on 14 September 1778 in White Plains, NY. The 12th Virginia Regiment then became the new 8th Regiment in Muhlenburg's Brigade. The regiment mustered out of service in 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 8th 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 8th Virginia Regiment.
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001609752
Terms governing use
There are no use restrictions.
Type of unit
p.

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