The Resource General return of the 10th Continental Virginia Regiment, 1777
- General return of the 10th Continental Virginia Regiment, 1777
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- Contains a general return of the 10th Continental Virginia regiment commanded by Col. Edward Stevens. The return provides the names of the captains (at Newcastle, at Baltimore, & on the road) along with the number of colonels, lieutenant colonels, majors, captains, lieutenants, ensigns, adjutants, quarter masters, chaplains, surgeons, surgeon mates, wagon masters, quarter master sergeants, sergeants, drummers, & fifers. In addition, the return enumerates the amount of soldiers fit for duty, deserted, sick, & strength of corps. Also includes a list of casualties which lists officers who continued service in Virginia Recruiting or resigned
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- The 10th Continental Virginia Regiment was raised by Col. Edward Stevens in October 1776 along with five additional Virginia regiments. In April 1777, four companies were in Baltimore, MD, four in Newcastle, DE, and two "on the road." The regiment was renumbered as the 6th Virginia Regiment on 14 September 1778 in White Plains, NY. The 14th Virginia Regiment then became the new 10th Regiment in Muhlenburg's Brigade. The regiment was combined with the 1st Virginia Regiment in May 1779. The regiment disbanded on 12 February 1781 as a result of the Chesterfield Arrangement reducing the number of Virginia regiments to eight.
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- 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
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