The Resource Roll of officers and soldiers of the 7th Virginia Regiment, 1781 July 26
- Roll of officers and soldiers of the 7th Virginia Regiment, 1781 July 26
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- 1781 July 26
- Contains part of a roll of officers & soliders of the 7th Virginia Regiment. The roll lists the officers & soldiers numbered 10 through 66 with the top part of the roll missing. On the right side of the roll are columns with numbers that are totaled on the bottom of the page. It is unclear what these columns refer to with the top portion missing. The back of the roll is certified by Col. Holt Richeson as being officers & soldiers discharged after serving a tour of duty
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- 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.
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- 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
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