Lafayette’s Division | Scott’s Brigade | Grayson’s Regiment


Organized spring 1777 at Philadelphia, 9 Companies from Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware.

Entered Valley Forge with 280 assigned, 154 fit for duty.

Left Valley Forge with 203 assigned, 114 fit for duty.

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

Field Officers

  • Colonel William Grayson
  • Lt. Colonel Levin Powell
  • Major John Thornton

Company Commanders

  • Captain Peter Grant
  • Captain Strother Jones
  • Captain John McGuire
  • Captain Nathaniel Mitchell
  • Captain Cleon Moore
  • Captain Hebard Smallwood
  • Captain Francis Willis
  • Captain Granville Smith
  • Captain Thomas Triplett

Regimental Staff

  • Quartermaster Augustine Seaton
  • Quartermaster Peter Barker
  • Adjutant Thomas Bell
  • Paymaster Robert Tilley
  • Surgeon Bazil Crampton (Died 1/78)
  • Surgeon George Alexander
  • Surgeon’s Mate Francis Pelsbury
  • Quartermaster Sergeant William Taylor
  • Sergeant Major John Nelson