9th Virginia Regiment

9th Virginia Regiment

The 9th Virginia Regiment was authorized in the Virginia State Troops on January 11 1776. It was subsequently organized between February 5 and March 16 1776 and comprised seven companies of troops from easternmost Virginia. The unit was adopted into the Continental Army on May 31 1776. The regiment participated in the Battle of Brandywine and the Battle of Germantown. At Germantown, under the command of Colonel George Mathews, the unit became separated from the remainder of General Nathanael Greene's division and over 400 men were taken prisoner by the British. The unit was consolidated with the 1st Virginia Regiment on May 12 1779, and the consolidated unit was designated as the 1st Virginia Regiment. The unit was captured on May 12 1780 by the British Army at the Siege of Charleston and was disbanded on November 15 1783.


Wright, R. K., Jr., 1983, The Continental Army: Washington, D.C., U.S. Army Center of Military History Publication 60-4-1, U.S. Government Printing Office, p. 283, 289.


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