Regiments at Valley Forge

REGIMENTBRIGADE COMMANDER
Continental Infantry Regiments
1st ConnecticutBrig. Gen. Jedediah Huntington
According to the diary of the surgeon of this regiment, Dr. Albigence Waldo, this regiment (or a large portion of it) was at Valley Forge — even though it is not included in the standard lists of regiments. It is shown as part of Huntington's Brigade as of October, 1777 as well as the autumn of 1778 and therefore would have been a part of the months between.
2d ConnecticutBrig. Gen. Jedediah Huntington
4th ConnecticutBrig. Gen. James Varnum
5th ConnecticutBrig. Gen. Jedediah Huntington
7th ConnecticutBrig. Gen. Jedediah Huntington
8th ConnecticutBrig. Gen. James Varnum
1st MassachusettsBrig. Gen. John Glover
2d MassachusettsBrig. Gen. Ebenezer Learned
4th MassachusettsBrig. Gen. John Glover
8th MassachusettsBrig. Gen. Ebenezer Learned
9th MassachusettsBrig. Gen. Ebenezer Learned
10th MassachusettsBrig. Gen. John Paterson
11th MassachusettsBrig. Gen. John Paterson
12th MassachusettsBrig. Gen. John Paterson
13th MassachusettsBrig. Gen. John Glover
14th MassachusettsBrig. Gen. John Paterson
15th MassachusettsBrig. Gen. John Glover
1st New HampshireBrig. Gen. Enoch Poor
2d New HampshireBrig. Gen. Enoch Poor
3d New HampshireBrig. Gen. Enoch Poor
1st New JerseyBrig. Gen. William Maxwell
2d New JerseyBrig. Gen. William Maxwell
3d New JerseyBrig. Gen. William Maxwell
4th New JerseyBrig. Gen. William Maxwell
July 1, 1778 — Personnel was absorbed by the 1st, 2d and 3d New Jersey Regiments
2d New YorkBrig. Gen. Enoch Poor
4th New YorkBrig. Gen. Enoch Poor
1st North CarolinaBrig. Gen. Lachlan McIntosh
2d North CarolinaBrig. Gen. Lachlan McIntosh
3d North CarolinaBrig. Gen. Lachlan McIntosh
4th North CarolinaBrig. Gen. Lachlan McIntosh
5th North CarolinaBrig. Gen. Lachlan McIntosh
6th North CarolinaBrig. Gen. Lachlan McIntosh
The above 4th, 5th and 6th Regiments had the personnel absorbed into the 1st, 2d and 3d North Carolina Regiments, May 29, 1778
7th North CarolinaBrig. Gen. Lachlan McIntosh
8th North CarolinaBrig. Gen. Lachlan McIntosh
9th North CarolinaBrig. Gen. Lachlan McIntosh
The 7th, 8th and 9th North Carolina Regiments were disbanded as of May 27, 1778
10th North CarolinaBrig. Gen. Lachlan McIntosh
The 10th North Carolina Regiment was recruited late in 1777 and eventually arrived at Valley Forge by the spring of 1778
1st PennsylvaniaCol. Thomas Hartley (acting)
2d PennsylvaniaCol. Thomas Hartley (acting)
3d PennsylvaniaBrig. Gen. Thomas Conway
4th Pennsylvania Lt. Col. William Butler (acting)
5th PennsylvaniaLt. Col. William Butler (acting)
6th PennsylvaniaBrig. Gen. Thomas Conway
7th PennsylvaniaCol. Thomas Hartley (acting)
8th PennsylvaniaLt. Col. William Butler (acting)
The 8th Pennsylvania was reassigned to Fort Pitt, March 8, 1778
9th PennsylvaniaBrig. Gen. Thomas Conway
10th PennsylvaniaCol. Thomas Hartley (acting)
11th PennsylvaniaLt. Col. William Butler (acting)
July 1, 1778: absorbed by the 10th Pennsylvania
12th PennsylvaniaBrig. Gen. Thomas Conway
July 1, 1778: absorbed by the 3d Pennsylvania
13th PennsylvaniaBrig. Gen. George Weedon
July 1, 1778: absorbed by the 2d Pennsylvania
1st Rhode IslandBrig. Gen. James Varnum
2nd Rhode IslandBrig. Gen. James Varnum
1st VirginiaBrig. Gen. Peter Muhlenberg
2nd VirginiaBrig. Gen. George Weedon
3rd VirginiaBrig. Gen. George Weedon
4th VirginiaBrig. Gen. George Weedon
May 12, 1780: absorbed by the 3d Virginia
5th Virginia Brig. Gen. Peter Muhlenberg
September 14, 1778: absorbed by the 3d Virginia
6th VirginiaBrig. Gen. Peter Muhlenberg
September 14, 1778: absorbed by the 2d Virginia
7th VirginiaBrig. Gen. William Woodford
September 14, 1778: redesignated as the 5th Virginia
8th VirginiaBrig. Gen. Charles Scott
September 14, 1778: absorbed by the 4th Virginia
9th VirginiaBrig. Gen. Peter Muhlenberg
Most of this regiment had been captured by the British during the Battle of Germantown on October 4, 1777. Fragments of this regiment were represented at Valley Forge
10th VirginiaBrig. Gen. George Weedon
September 14, 1778: redesignated the 6th Virginia
11th VirginiaBrig. Gen. William Woodford
September 14, 1778: redesignated the 7th Virginia
12th VirginiaBrig. Gen. Charles Scott
September 14, 1778: redesignated the 8th Virginia
13th VirginiaBrig. Gen. Peter Muhlenberg
September 14, 1778: redesignated the 9th Virginia
14th VirginiaBrig. Gen. George Weedon
September 14, 1778: redesignated the 10th Virginia
The German RegimentBrig. Gen. Peter Muhlenberg
Of the eight companies in this regiment, four were raised in Pennsylvania and four from Maryland. It was credited as part of the Pennsylvania Line until February 26, 1778 when it was transferred to the Maryland Line. It was officially designated the 8th Maryland Continental Regiment, but seldomly referred to that way
Grayson's "Additional" Continental RegimentBrig. Gen. Charles Scott
January 1, 1779: absorbed by Gist's Ranger Corps
Hartley's "Additional" Continental RegimentCol. Thomas Hartley (acting)
January 13, 1779: formed part of the "new" 11th Pennsylvania after being consolidated with Patton's "Additional" Continental Regiment
Henley's "Additional" Continental RegimentUnassigned
April 22, 1779: consolidated with Jackson's "Additional" Continental Regiment
Jackson's "Additional" Continental RegimentUnassigned
July 18, 1780: redesignated the 16th Massachusetts
Malcolm's "Additional" Continental RegimentBrig. Gen. Thomas Conway
April 22, 1779: absorbed by Spencer's "Additional" Continental Regiment
Patton's "Additional" Continental RegimentBrig. Gen. Charles Scott
January 13, 1779: formed part of the "new" 11th Pennsylvania after being consolidated with Henley's "Additional" Continental Regiment
Spencer's "Additional" Continental RegimentBrig. Gen. Thomas Conway
Unofficially, but mainly called the 5th New Jersey Regiment
State Infantry Regiment
1st Virginia State RegimentBrig. Gen. Peter Muhlenberg
Reassigned from its State defense mission to replace the decimated 9th Virginia Regiment at Valley Forge
Continental Artillery Regiments
1st Continental Artillery (elements)
2d Continental Artillery (elements)
3d Continental Artillery
4th Continental Artillery
Continental Light Dragoons
The bulk of these regiments were reassigned to the area of Trenton New Jersey soon after arriving at Valley Forge. The idea was to reduce the demand for forage on the Valley Forge vicinity. Elements of at least the 1st Light Dragoons remained at the winter encampment site.
Miscellaneous Regiments
Regiment of Artillery Artificers (less detachments)
15th Virginia Continental Infantry
There is inconclusive evidence, but this regiment may have been at Valley Forge as part of the brigade of Brig. Gen. William Woodford. It was redesignated the 11th Virginia on September 14, 1778 however.
Brigade Commanders
Lt. Col. William Butler: Acting Commander, 2d Pennsylvania Brigade
Brig. General Thomas Conway
Brig. Gen. John Glover
Col. Thomas Hartley: Acting Commander, 1st Pennsylvania Brigade
Brig. Gen. Jedediah Huntington
Brig. Gen. Henry Knox: Artillery Brigade
Brig. Gen. Ebenezer Learned
Brig. Gen. Lachlan McIntosh
Brig. Gen. William Maxwell
Brig. Gen. Peter Muhlenberg
Brig. Gen. John Paterson
Brig. Gen. Enoch Poor
Brig. Gen. Charles Scott
Brig. Gen. James Varnum
Brig. Gen. George Weedon
Brig. Gen. William Woodford
Divisional Organization
Johan De Kalb
On the "Canadian" campaign from the end of January to the middle of March. Brigades under Paterson and Learned formed a division under his command
Nathanael Greene
Appointed Quartermaster General. In command of a division from Weedon and Muhlenberg's brigades
Marquis de Lafayette
On the "Canadian" campaign from the end of January to the middle of March
Charles Lee
Arrived at Valley Forge in April of 1778
Friedrich von Steuben
Inspector General, with no command assignment
Alexander Stirling
Supervisor of artificer and engineer activities
John Sullivan
Transferred from Valley Forge in February, 1778, however before that was nominally in charge of a division comprised of McIntosh's and Maxwell's Brigades
Anthony Wayne
Courtesy National Center for the American Revolution/Valley Forge Historical Society

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