The 15th Virginia Regiment

  • Authorized on September 16, 1776 in the Continental Army as the 15th Virginia Regiment.
  • Assigned on December 27, 1776 to the Main Continental Army.
  • Organized on February 12, 1777 to consist of 9 companies from Chesterfield, Brunswick, Southampton, King William, Mansemond, Princess Anne, Isle of Wight, Surry, Sussex, Westmoreland, Northumberland, and Richmond Counties and the Borough of Norfolk.
  • Assigned on May 11, 1777 to the 3rd Virginia Brigade, an element of the Main Continental Army.
  • Reorganized on November 1, 1777 to consist of 8 companies.
  • Relieved on July 22, 1778 from the 3rd Brigade and assigned to the 2nd Brigade, an element of the Main Continental Army.
  • Reorganized and redesignated on May 12, 1779 as the 11th Virginia Regiment, to consist of 9 companies
  • Relieved on December 4, 1779 from the 2nd 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 15th Virginia Regiment was raised on December 28, 1775 in eastern, Virginia for service with the Continental Army. The regiment would see action at the Battle of Brandywine, Battle of Germantown, Battle of Monmouth and the Siege of Charleston. Most of the regiment was captured at Charlestown, South Carolina on May 12, 1780 by the British and the regiment was formally disbanded on November 15, 1783.

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