5th Virginia Regiment

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5th Virginia Regiment
Active 1775-1779
Type Infantry
Part of Virginia Line
Engagements Battle of Trenton,
Battle of Princeton,
Battle of Brandywine,
Battle of Germantown,
Battle of Monmouth

The 5th Virginia Regiment was raised on December 28, 1775 at Richmond, Virginia for service with the U.S. Continental Army. The regiment saw action at the Battle of Trenton, Battle of Princeton, Battle of Brandywine, Battle of Germantown, Battle of Monmouth and the Siege of Charleston. The regiment was joined to the 3rd Virginia Regiment on May 12, 1779. General William Russell and Col. Josiah Parker were two of its commanders.

See also[edit]

3rd Virginia Regiment

References[edit]

  • Wright, Richard K. The Continental Army. Army Lineage Series. Center of Military History. CMH Pub 60-4. Retrieved 2006-06-04. 

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