Lafayette’s Division | Scott’s Brigade | 12th Virginia Regiment


Organized February 1777 from Hampshire, Berkeley, Botetourt, Dunmore, and Prince Edward Counties plus State Troops from Botetourt, Agusta, Hampshire and Frederick Counties, and West Agusta District.

Entered Valley Forge with 495 assigned and 164 fit for duty.

Left Valley Forge with the 4th Virginia Regiment and the 8th Virginia Regiment.

Previous Engagements: Northern New Jersey, Defense of Philadelphia, Philadelphia-Monmouth

Field Officers

  • Colonel James Wood
  • Lt. Colonel John Neville
  • Major George Slaughter

Company Commanders

  • Captain Steven Ashby
  • Captain Michael Bowyer
  • Captain Thomas Bowyer
  • Captain Benjamin Casey
  • Captain Samuel Lapsley
  • Captain Rowland Madison
  • Captain William Vause
  • Captain Andrew Waggoner
  • Captain Andrew Wallace

Regimental Staff

  • Quartermaster Achilles Foster
  • Adjutant Henry Bowyer
  • Adjutant William Kincaid
  • Paymaster William Baylis
  • Surgeon Samuel Culbertson
  • Surgeon Stephen Ranny
  • Surgeon’s Mate Hugh Martin
  • Surgeon’s Mate Patrick Lawrence
  • Quartermaster Sergeant Thomas Lowell
  • Quartermaster Sergeant Barney Hagans
  • Sergeant Major William Palmer
  • Sergeant Major Barney Hagle
  • Drum Major Patrick St Lawrence
  • Fife Major William Coventry