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...
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