5th Virginia Regiment

Stirling’s Division | Muhlenberg’s Brigade | 5th Virginia Regiment


Organized February 1776 at Richmond County Courthouse from Lancaster, Richmond, Northumberland, Spotsylvania, Westmoreland, Chesterfield, Henrico, Hanover, Bedford and Loudoun Counties.

Entered Valley Forge with 357 assigned, 98 fit for duty.

Left Valley Forge with the 1st Virginia Regiment and the 9th Virginia Regiment.

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

Staff Officers

  • Colonel Josiah Parker
  • Lt. Colonel Abraham Buford
  • Major Thomas Gaskins
  • Major David Stephenson

Company Officers

  • Captain Henry Fauntleroy
  • Captain William Fowler
  • Captain William Mosby
  • Captain Andrew Russell
  • Captain Samuel Colston
  • Captain Gross Scruggs
  • Captain Ralph Falkner
  • Captain John Anderson

Staff Officers

  • Chaplain
  • Quartermaster William Pride
  • Adjutant John Roney
  • Adjutant Nathaniel Anderson
  • Paymaster Libscomb Norralle
  • Paymaster William Fowler
  • Surgeon Edward Duff
  • Surgeon Barbell Middleton
  • Surgeon Mate
  • Quartermaster Sergeant Richard Pooke
  • Quartermaster Sergeant William Gordon
  • Sergeant Major Charles Wright
  • Drum Major Anderson Freeman
  • Fife Major Richard W Thompson