Gist's Regiment

  • Authorized on January 11, 1777 in the Continental Army as Gist's Additional Regiment and assigned to the Main Army.
  • Partially organized in spring and summer to consist of 3 companies from Virginia and Maryland and temporarily attached as follows: Capts. John Gist's and Joseph Lapsley's Companies to the 3rd Maryland Regiment; Capt. Samuel Lapsley's Company to the 11th Virginia Regiment.
  • Consolidated on April 22, 1779 with Grayson's Additional Continental Regiment And Thurston's Additional Continental Regiment and consolidated unit designated as Gist's Additional Continental Regiment, to consist of 8 companies.
  • Assigned to the 1st Virginia Brigade, an element of the main Continental Army.
  • 1st Virginia Brigade relieved on December 4, 1779 from the main Continental Army and assigned to the Southern Department.
  • Captured on May 12, 1780 at Charlestown, South Carolina, by the British Army.
  • Disbanded on January 1, 1781


  • Defense of Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia - Monmouth
  • Charlestown 1780
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