Largely forgotten are the colony’s independent provincial companies that were created at the same time to handle the western threats. They are often misidentified as militia and are glossed over in most histories, which reflects their short existence and the limited information in the surviving record. Just three of the companies are listed in E.M. Sanchez-Saavedra’s A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations in the American Revolution, 1774-1783. Another standard reference, Robert K. Wright’s The Continental Army, correctly notes that there were actually five original companies but provides little additional detail.
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6/28/2021 11:48:37 pm
Your article turned out to be very significant for my scientific work on history! Thank you!
3/3/2022 09:26:17 am
Virginia is a beautiful state with an abundance of opportunities ripe for discovery.
5/4/2022 09:44:57 pm
I would like to get the map of Virginia frontier 1776-1777. The one with the blue lines on it. Is the any showing the county's of the Shenandoah Valley,and the years I which they became a county seat ???
5/4/2022 10:11:31 pm
You are free to use this image (unaltered, please). I haven't seen a map with county seats and dates, but there might be one out there.
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is researching the history of the Revolutionary War's 8th Virginia Regiment. Its ten companies formed on the frontier, from the Cumberland Gap to Pittsburgh.
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