13th Virginia Regiment

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13th Virginia Regiment
Active 1776-1783
Allegiance Continental Congress of the United States
Type Infantry
Size 728 soldiers
Part of Virginia Line
Engagements Battle of Brandywine, Battle of Germantown, Battle of Monmouth

The 13th Virginia Regiment was a United States infantry regiment during the American Revolutionary War.

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The 13th Virginia Regiment was authorized on 16 September 1776 by the Continental Congress for service with the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. The unit was organized on 12 February 1777 at Fort Pitt in present-day western Pennsylvania to consist of nine companies of troops from the far-western Virginia counties (now parts of West Virginia and western Pennsylvania). The regiment saw action in the Battle of Brandywine, Battle of Germantown, and the Battle of Monmouth. On 24 May 1778 the unit was assigned to the Western Department {Fort Laurens}, and on 12 May 1779 it was reorganized and redesignated as the 9th Virginia Regiment. It was again reorganized and redesignated as the 7th Virginia Regiment on 1 January 1781 to consist of two companies. The regiment was disbanded at Fort Pitt on 1 January 1783.

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