1st Light Dragoon Regiment

Dragoons | 1st Light Dragoon Regiment


Organized June-September 1776 at Williamsburg, Va from recruits from eastern and northern Virginia.

Entered Valley Forge with 136 men assigned and 115 fit for duty.

Left Valley Forge the same month with the same numbers.

Previous engagements: Northern New Jersey, Defense of Philadelphia.

Field Officers

  • Colonel Theodorik Bland
  • Lt. Colonel Benjamin Temple
  • Major John Jameson

Company Commanders

  • Captain John Belfield
  • Captain Richard Call
  • Captain Alexander Dendridge
  • Captain Guthberet Harrison
  • Captain Lewellen Jones
  • Captain Henry Lee

Regimental Staff

  • Chaplain Thomas Davis
  • Quartermaster John Hughes
  • Adjutant Andrew Nixon
  • Paymaster Christian Brayman
  • Paymaster Barryman Green
  • Surgeon Rose
  • Surgeon’s Mate Patrick Carne
  • Sergeant Major John Gordon
  • Drum Major John Mclean