State of the Virginia Forces
[2 May 1780]
|State of the Virginia Forces State of the Virginia forces in Continental service, including the rank & file & Non-commissioned officers only||Temporary
Sep. 30, 1780.
in the returns
for the War.
as of our Quota
returns & Sep.
30. & therefore
as of our Quota
|Infantry with the main army, including the 1st & 2d. state regiments, as by return from Genl. Washington of Dec. 26. 1779.||181.||1456||1637.||1377|
|Colo. Gist’s regiment; as by Colo. Cabell’s return of Oct. 1779.||53||70||123.||99.|
|Recruits sent to the Southward under Genl. Scott, as by his return Nov. 18. 1779.||1002.||1002.|
|Colo. Porterfeild’s detachment of Infantry to South Carolina, as by his return May 2. 1780.||134.||84.||218.||*1711|
|Colo. Harrison’s regiment of artillery, as by Genl. Washington’s return Dec. 26. 1779.2||4.||81.||85.||129.|
|Colo. Hazen’s regiment, as by return from Continentl. War office Feb. 23. 1780.||12||12|
|Majr. Caleb Gibbs’s corps of guards, as by return of War office Feb. 23. 1780.||37||37|
|Virginia troops at Fort Pitt as by return from Genl. Washington Nov. 1779.||308||308||100|
|Colo. Taylor’s regiment of guards to the Convention troops, enlisted during the stay of those troops in Albemarle||297.||297.|
|Colo. Moylan’s horse, as by letter from Genl. Washington of Feb. 16. 1780.||63||63|
|Reid’s troop of Majr. Nelson’s horse on service with the Convention troops Albemarle||29||29.|
|Two troops of Majr. Nelson’s horse detached to S. Carolina undr Colo. Porterfeild, return, May 2. 1780.||23||41.||64.|
|Colo. Baylor’s horse (exclusive of those in Carolina at the date of the return) as by return Oct. 13. 1779.||138.||138|
|Colo. Bland’s horse, no return: but said by the commanding officer to be about||140||140.|
|Majr. Lee’s horse as by letter from Genl. Washington Mar. 9. 17803||52||52.|
MS (DLC); entirely in TJ’s hand.
This memorandum could not have been completed before 2 May 1780 (see the fourth and twelfth entries). In DLC: TJ Papers, 5: 723, is “A General Return of the Southern Detachment of State Troops under the comd. [of] Lt Colo. Porterfield, Specifying the expiration of their service, May 2nd 1780,” signed “Cs. Porterfield” and directed to “His Excelcy. Thomas Jefferson.” The total there given is 433.
1. Below this column is a corresponding asterisk followed by a note reading: “these enlistments do not expire till Aug. & Sep. 1780.”
2. At this point occurs a marginal note which applies to the first five entries in the table: “Marched, or or[dere]d to South Carolina.”
3. At this point occurs a marginal note which applies to the last four entries in the table: “[M]ar[ched t]o S. Carolina.”
4. Below this column appears the following note: “Scott’s brigade serve through the campaign of 1780. The cavalry is increased in numbers. Reid’s troop is for the war.”