The 14th Virginia Regiment

  • Authorized on September 16, 1776 in the Continental Army as the 14th Virginia Regiment.
  • Assigned on December 27, 1776 to the Main Continental Army.
  • Organized on February 12, 1777 to consist of 10 companies from Halifax, Bedford, Pittsylvania, Hanover, Albemarle, Fincastle, Dinwiddie, Prince George, Goochland, Louisa, Charlotte, and Lunenburg Counties
  • Assigned on May 22, 1777 to the 2nd Virginia Brigade, an element of the Main Continental Army.
  • Reorganized on November 1, 1777 to consist of 8 companies.
  • Relieved on December 4, 1779 from the 2d Brigade and assigned to the 1st Brigade, an element of the Main Continental Army.
  • Reorganized and redesignated September 14, 1778 as the 10th Virginia Regiment, to consist of 9 companies
  • Relieved on December 4, 1779 from the 1st Virginia Brigade and assigned to the Southern Department.
  • Captured on May 12, 1780 by the British Army at Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Disbanded on January 1, 1781

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UNIT HISTORY

The 14th Virginia Regiment was raised on September 16, 1776 in western Virginia for service with the Continental Army. The regiment would see action at the Battle of Brandywine, Battle of Germantown, Battle of Monmouth, and Siege of Charleston. Most of the regiment was captured at Charlestown, South Carolina on May 12, 1780, by the British Army. The regiment was formally disbanded on November 15, 1783.

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