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Joseph Smith

 

Basic Information

Name
Joseph Smith
Birth
1758
Fairfax County, Colonial Virginia, Colonial America
Death
4 Jan 1824
Fairfax County, Virginia, United States
Time In Service
From: Dec 1777
To: 15 Nov 1779

Affiliation

Allegiance
United States of America
Branch of Service
Army
Rank
Corporal
Unit(s)
2d Virginia Regiment
Specialty
Not Specified
Current Status
Not Specified

Honors & Awards

Award(s)
Not Specified

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LGVanHorn added this on 7 Jul 2012

2nd Virginia Regiment History

1777-1778

Cooch’s Bridge, Brandywine, Germantown, Valley Forge, and Monmouth Courthouse

“He [Colonel Alexander Spotswood] commanded the second regiment, at the battle of Brandywine; and, it was said by a British writer, one Smith, that it was the only regiment that left the field of battle in good order.” — Francis T. Brooke

"The heroism and gallantry of the second Virginia regiment I cannot help particularly mentioning; they would do honour to any country in the world. It is universally believed they behaved the best of any troops in the field." — Virginia Gazette, October 17, 1777

In December 1776, the 2d Virginia Regiment was ordered to join Washington's Main Army in New Jersey. Colonel Woodford was promoted to brigadier general and Alexander Spotswood became colonel of the 2d Virginia Regiment on February 21, 1777. The regiment marched to Baltimore, Maryland where it was equipped and then dispatched to to Maryland's Eas...   [ Read more » ]

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LGVanHorn added this on 7 Jan 2013