4th Light Dragoon Regiment

Dragoons | 4th Light Dragoon Regiment


Organized Spring 1777 at Morristown, New Jersey. 3 troops from Virginia, 2 troops from Maryland, 1 troop at large.

Entered Valley Forge December 1777 with 112 men assigned, 87 fit for duty.

Left Valley Forge the same month.

Previous engagements: Northern New Jersey, Defense of Philadelphia

Field Officers

  • Colonel Stephen Moylan
  • Lt. Colonel Anthony White
  • Major William A Washington

Company Commanders

  • Captain Moore Fruntberry
  • Captain David Hopkins
  • Captain Thomas Dorsey
  • Captain Vashel D. Howard
  • Captain David Plunkett
  • Captain John Craig

Regimental Staff

  • Adjutant Henry Bedkin
  • Paymaster William Henderson
  • Surgeon William Cathcart
  • Surgeon’s Mate Thomas Mccalla