Return of the Virginia Regiment
A Return of the Strength and Disposition of the Virginia Regiment Commanded by Geo. Washington Esqr. January 1st 1757
|Companies||Where Posted||Commissioned||Staff||Non Commission||Effective Rank and File|
|[Field Officers]||Captains||Lieutenants||Ensigns||Sergeants||Drummers||Fit for Duty||Sick||On Command||On Furlow||Total|
|Colo. Geo. Washington||Fort Loudoun||21||1||1||32||3||1||48||7||12||67|
|Lieutt Colo. Adam Stephen||Fort Cumberland||1||1||1||1||2||35||2||9||2||48|
|Captain Hog||Fort Dinwiddie||1||1||1||3||1||31||19||50|
|Waggener||Fort Pleasant, So. Branch||1||1||1||3||39||7||46|
|Stewart||Maidstone als Conogochieg||1||1||1||2||19||1||1||21|
|Chas Lewis||Fort Cumberland||1||1||1||3||1||14||1||2||17|
|Major Andrew Lewis in Augusta by the Governors Command.||The Major is return’d in the Colonels Company having none of his own.|
|Captn Stewart—at Williamsburg—Charls Lewis—at Fredericksburg.||The Men return’d upon Command from the Colonel’s and Captn Mercers Companys are reinforcing the Detachment at Maidstone & it’s neighbourhood.|
|Spotswood—sent down with the Indians|
|Lieutt Williams In Richmond after Desertr||Those from Captn Hog are building the Fort upon Roanoke.|
|Baker—sent down in order to go to the Tus[caror]as||All the other’s are workmen taken out of the several Companys to assist in Building Fort Loudoun|
|The Quarter Master has charge of the Stores at Winchester||It may be seen by the above Return that there is two Lieutts and an Ensign wanting to Compleat|
DS, DLC:GW. The return is in the hand of George Mercer with the signature and one addition in GW’s hand. The category “Recruiting,” under “Effective Rank and File,” has been deleted from this document. No recruits were listed for any company during the previous month.
Between November 1757 and March 1758 there are in DLC:GW returns for the Virginia Regiment dated 1 Jan., 28 Feb., March, May, 1 July, 1 Aug., 1 Oct., 1 Nov., and 1 Dec. 1757, and 1 Jan., 1 Feb. and 1 Mar. 1758. There is also a second return dated 1 Mar. 1758 in the Scottish Record Office, Edinburgh. Only this return of 1 Jan. 1757 and one in CSmH, dated 1 Dec. 1757, after the Regiment was reorganized, are printed in this volume.
1. The manuscript return lists the field officers separately: one colonel, one lieutenant colonel, and one major.
2. The manuscript return lists as “Staff” at Fort Loudoun: one adjutant, one quartermaster, and one surgeon; at Fort Cumberland, one “mate.”