“The 12th Virginia Regiment was raised on September 16, 1776 at Williamsburg, Virginia for service with the (U.S.) Continental Army. The regiment saw action in the Battle of Brandywine, Battle of Germantown, Battle of Monmouth and the Siege of Charleston. Most of the regiment was captured at Charlestown, South Carolina on May 12, 1780 by the British and the regiment was formally disbanded on January 1, 1783.” (From http://www.myrevolutionarywar.com/states/va/va-12.htm)
Jerry Buzan said,
on July 6th, 2012 at 7:18 am
John Buzan enlisted in Capt. Andrew Waggoner’s company of the 12th Virginia Line on the 12th of August 1776. He fought in the Battles of Brandywine, Paoli, and Germantown. He was discharged from the service on 10 April 1778 at Valley Forge, PA.
EDWARD BARRETT was a Private in Captain Andrew Wallace’s Company, 12th Virginia Regiment (Col. James Wood), 4th Virginia Brigade (Brigadier General Charles Scott), 2nd Division (Major General Adam Stephen), Continental Army. EDWARD BARRETT came to America from Ireland in 1750 at the age of 10 or 11, so he would have been about 36 years old when he enlisted 10 October 1776 for two years. On December 28th, 1786, after the war, he received from the State of Virginia a certificate for L33, 6s, 7d as a balance of full pay. Five of his descendants in my direct line have been named after him, with my sonÂ being number 4 of “4 in a row.”
Relationship: 4th Great Grandfather