The 9st Virginia Regiment

  • Authorized on January 11, 1776 in the Virginia State Troops as the 9th Virginia Regiment.
  • Organized on February 5- March 16, 1776 on the Eastern Shore to consist of 7 companies from Accomac, Northampton, Goochland, Albemarle, and Augusta Counties.
  • Adopted on May 31, 1776 into the Continental Army and assigned to the Southern Department.
  • Reorganized on June 8, 1776 to consist of 10 companies.
  • Relieved on November 23, 1776 from the Southern Department and assigned to the Main Continental Army.
  • Assigned on May 22, 1777 to the 1st Virginia Brigade, an element of the Main Continental Army.
  • Reduced on October 7, 1777 to a cadre in eastern Pennsylvania.
  • Consolidated on May 12, 1779 with the 1st Virginia Regiment.



The 9th Virginia Regiment was authorized in the Virginia State Troops on 11 January 1776 . It was subsequently organized between 5 February and 16 March 1776 and comprised seven companies of troops from easternmost Virginia. The unit was adopted into the Continental Army on 31 May 1776. The regiment participated in the Battle of Brandywine and the Battle of Germantown. It was consolidated with the 1st Virginia Regiment on 12 May 1779, and the consolidated unit was designated as the 1st Virginia Regiment. The unit was captured on 12 May 1780 by the British Army at the Siege of Charleston and was disbanded on 15 November 1783.

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