4th Virginia Regiment

Lafayette’s Division | Scott’s Brigade | 4th Virginia Regiment


Organized February 1776 at Suffolk Courthouse from Berkley, Charlotte, Prince Edward, Sussex, Southampton, Nansemouth, Brunswick, Isle Of Wright, Surry, and Princess Anne Counties and Boro of Norfolk.

Entered Valley Forge with 283 assigned, 74 fit for duty.

Left Valley Forge with 8th Virginia Regiment and the 12th Virginia Regiment. 752 assigned 400 fit for duty.

Previous engagements: Chesapeake Bay, Northern New Jersey, Trenton-Princeton, Defense Of Philadelphia, Philadelphia-Monmouth

Field Officers

  • Colonel Isaac Read
  • Lt. Colonel Thomas Gaskins
  • Lt. Colonel William Talaferro
  • Major Isaac Beall
  • Major John Brent

Company Commanders

  • Captain John Stith
  • Captain Jason Reddick
  • Captain James Lucas
  • Captain William Cherry
  • Captain John Holcombe
  • Captain Thomas Ridley
  • Captain Arthur Smith
  • Captain George Walls
  • Captain John Grogan
  • Captain Jonathan Clark

Regimental Staff

  • Quartermaster David Jackson
  • Adjutant William Kelley
  • Paymaster Benjamin Lawson
  • Surgeon William McMohn
  • Surgeon’s Mate Charles Grier
  • Quartermaster Sergeant Martin Carney
  • Quartermaster Sergeant Samuel Henry
  • Sergeant Major Tristam King
  • Sergeant Major Richard Morgan
  • Fife Major William Lipscomb