Lafayette’s Division | Woodford’s Brigade | 3rd Virginia Regiment


Organized February 1776 at Alexandria and Dumfries from Prince William, Fouquier, Stafford, Louisa, Fairfax, King George, Loudoun, and Culpepper Counties.

Entered Valley Forge with 309 assigned, 71 fit for duty.

Left Valley Forge with 216 assigned, 121 fit for duty.

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

Field Officers

  • Colonel William Heth
  • Lt. Colonel Charles Flemming
  • Major Charles West

Company Commanders

  • Captain David Arell
  • Captain Valentine Peyton
  • Captain John Blackwell
  • Captain Philip R.F. Lee
  • Captain John Peyton
  • Captain Robert Powell
  • Captain Reubin Briscoe
  • Captain John Mercer

Regimental Staff

  • Chaplain Davis Griffith
  • Quartermaster Thomas Lawler
  • Quartermaster James Halsbough
  • Adjutant James Hawkins
  • Paymaster William Mountjoy
  • Surgeon David Griffith
  • Surgeon’s Mate Charles Land
  • Surgeon’s Mate Charles Whitman
  • Quartermaster Sergeant Richard Poor
  • Quartermaster Sergeant James Primm
  • Sergeant Major Richard Beul
  • Drum Major Edward Harris
  • Fife Major Daniel Mccarty