Waddell's Annals of Augusta County, Virginia, from 1726 to 1871


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Virginia furnished fifteen regiments of regulars, known as the “Continental Line,” the original Colonels of which were: 1st. James Read, [it would seem that Patrick Henry was not commissioned]; 2d. William Woodford; 3rd. Hugh Mercer; 4th. Adam Stephen; 5th. William Peachy; 6th. Mordecai Buckner; 7th. William Dangerfield [Alexander McClanahan, Lt. Col.]; 8th. Peter Muhlenberg; 9th. Charles Fleming [Geo. Mathews, Lt. Col.]; 10th. Edward Stevens; 11th. Daniel Morgan [Christian Febiger, Lt. Col.]; 12th. James Wood; 13th. William Russell; 14th. Charles Lewis; 15th. David Mason.

In September, 1778, the number of Virginia regiments was reduced from fifteen to eleven. The 9th was consolidated with the 1st, and the 7th was designated the 5th.

Andrew Lewis commissioned Brigadier General Continental army, March 1, 1776; resigned April 15, 1777; died September 26, 1781.

Andrew Lewis, jr., (son of Thomas), 1777, ensign 13th Va., afterwards the 9th, Lieutenant, October 2, 1778.—Transferred to 7th, Feb. 12, 1781.

Charles Lewis (son of _____), colonel of 14th Va., Nov. 12, 1776; resigned March 28, 1778.

John Lewis (son of Thos. or Wm.) 2nd Lt. 9th Va., March 16, 1775; 1st Lt. Nov. 7, 1776; resigned Sept. 15, 1778.

William Lewis (son of _____), 1st Lt. 1st Va., Oct. 2, 1775; Capt. Sept. 4, 1776; Brigade Inspector of Muhlenberg’s Brigade, April 7, 1778; Major of 10th Va. May 12, 1779; taken prisoner at Charleston, May 12, 1780; transferred to 3rd Va. Feb. 12, 1781; served to close of war; died, 1811.

Thomas Lewis (son of Thomas), 2nd Lt. 15th Va., Nov. 21, 1776; 1st Lt. March 20, 1777; retired Feb. 12, 1781; Capt. U. S. Infantry, March 5, 1792; resigned March 9, 1801.

William Lewis (son of _____), Lt. in Lee’s Battalion of Dragoons; killed, Sept. 14, 1779, at Gennesee, N. Y.

William Christian, Lt. Col. 1st Va., Feb. 13, 1776.—Colonel, March 18, 1776, which he declined and retired from the regular service.

Robert Gamble, 1st Lt. 12th Va., Sept. 14, 1776; Capt. March 7, 1778; regiment designated 8th Va., Sept. 14, 1778; served to close of war.

George Mathews, Lt. Col. 9th Va., March 4, 1776; Col. Feb. 10, 1777; wounded and captured at Germantown, Oct. 4, 1777; exchanged Dec. 5, 1781; died Aug. 30, 1812.

Alexander McClanahan, Lt. Col. 7th Va., Feb. 29, 1776; Col. March 22, 1777, to rank from Oct. 7, 1776; resigned May 13, 1778.


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