8th Virginia Regiment

Lafayette’s Division | Scott’s Brigade | 8th Virginia Regiment


Organized February-April 1776 at Suffolk County Courthouse from Frederick, Dunmore, (Shenandoah) Berkle, Augusta, Hampshire, Fincastle, Culpepper Counties and West Augusta District.

Entered Valley Forge with 86 assigned, 53 fit for duty.

Left Valley Forge with the 4th Virginia Regiment and the 12th Virginia Regiment.

Previous Engagements: Chesapeake Bay, Charleston 1776, Northern New Jersey, Defense of Philadelphia, Philadelphia-Monmouth

Field Officers

  • Colonel Abraham Bowman
  • Lt. Colonel John Markham
  • Major Jonathan Clark
  • Major Alexander Morgan

Company Commanders

  • Captain Jonathan Clark
  • Captain David Stephenson
  • Captain Thomas Berry
  • Captain Robert Higgins
  • Captain William Grogham
  • Captain John Steed
  • Captain Abraham Kirkpatrick
  • Captain Abel Westfall
  • Captain Isaac Israel
  • 1st Lieutenant John Graves

Regimental Staff

  • Quartermaster Martin Carney
  • Adjutant John Smith
  • Adjutant Abraham Kilpatrick
  • Paymaster Hezekiah Stokes
  • Paymaster William Baylis
  • Surgeon Cornelius Baldwin
  • Surgeon’s Mate Frederick Humberg
  • Quartermaster Sergeant Asking Shippey
  • Quartermaster Sergeant Arthur Johnson
  • Sergeant Major William Palmer
  • Sergeant Major John Hardin
  • Drum Major Nicholas Niel
  • Fife Major William Luscomb