The Virginia Regiment of Guards

  • Authorized on December 23, 1778 in the Virginia State Troops as the Regiment of Guards.
  • Adopted on January 9, 1779 into the Continental Army and assigned to the Southern Department.
  • Organized in January 1779 at Albemarle Barracks (Charlottesville), Virginia, to consist of 9 companies from Amherst, Buckingham, Louisa, Orange, Culpepper, and Goochland Counties.
  • Reorganized on December 10, 1779 to consist of 7 companies.
  • Disbanded between April 10- June 9, 1781 at Winchester and Watkin's Ferry.

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