The Third Virginia Regiment of the Foot, 1776-1778, With Flags Flying and Drums Beating, Biographies, Volume Two - Joan W. Peters.
The 3rd Virginia Regiment, Continental Line included officers and men from a variety of disparate military organizations who fought for this country's liberty and freedom. Their courage, resolve and perseverance were typical of the troops who fought in the various theatres of the American Revolution. This two-volume series was written to honor and endorse the achievements of these brave men. Volume Two contains biographies of the officers and the men of the 3rd Virginia. The biographies are grouped by Officers and Men, and are arranged alphabetically. Information (as available) is included for individuals regarding life after they resigned, retired, or were discharged and returned home. The majority of the officers and men covered in these biographies enlisted in the early spring of 1776 for two years. They took part in every major skirmish and battle in the New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania campaigns. A synopsis of the Virginia pension, relief for families of soldiers, bounty and bounty land legislation between 1775 and 1784 along with a summary of Congressional legislation relating to pensions, bounty lands and half-pay commutation for officers and pension and bounty land grants for soldiers and widows between 1776 and 1818 is included. Illustrations, family charts, an every name index and a bibliography add to the value of this volume.
2008, 6x9, paper, index, 516 pp.