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Washington County Revolutionary War Militia

1781 Battalions: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

(A redistricting occurred sometime prior to 22 March 1782 affecting only the 2nd and 4th Battalions)

1st Battalion, 1781

Commanding Officers:

  • Lt. Col. Henry Enoch
Township (if known) Company
Morgan Township 1st Company:
  • Capt. Andrew Ferley
Morgan Township 2nd Company:
  • Capt. Benjamin Stites
Greene Township 3rd Company:
  • Capt. William Crawford
Monongahela between Whitlely and Muddy Creek, probably Big Whitely in Cumberland or Greene Township 4th Company:
  • Capt. (John) Huston
Cumberland Township 5th Company:
  • Capt. James Archor
Greene Township 6th Company:
  • Capt. John Guthery
Cumberland Township 7th Company:
  • Capt. Jesse Pigman
Amwell Township 8th Company:
  • Capt. John Miller

2nd Battalion, 1781

Commanding Officers:

  • Col. Vallandingham
Township (if known) Company
Peters Township 1st Company:
  • Capt. Samuel Cunningham
Nottingham Township 2nd Company:
  • Capt. James Munn
Peters Township 3rd Company:
  • Capt. Joseph Beeler
Peters Township 4th Company:
  • Capt. William Fife
  • Capt. Andrew Hood
Cecil Township 5th Company (became 5th Company, 4th Battalion):
  • Capt.Thomas Rankin
"Waters of Cross Creek and Racoon," probably Smith Township 6th Company (became 6th Company, 4th Battalion):
  • Capt. Henry Graham
Smith and Robinson Townships 7th Company (became 7th Company, 4th Battalion):
  • Capt. (Peter) Kidd
  8th Company (became 8th Company, 4th Battalion):
  • Capt. Peter Baxter
Robinson Township 5th Company (originally 5th Company, 4th Battalion):
  • Capt.Joseph Cisna
Nottingham Township 6th Company (originally 6th Company, 4th Battalion):
  • Capt. John Wall (Wm. Barr?)
Peters Township 7th Company (originally 7th Company, 4th Battalion):
  • Capt. Zadock Wright
Nottingham Township 8th Company (originally 8th Company, 4th Battalion):
  • Capt. William Bruce (Wm. Barr?)

3rd Battalion, 1781

Commanding Officers:

  • Lt. Col. David Williamson
Township (if known) Company
Strabane Township 1st Company:
  • Capt. George Sharp
  • Samuel Shannon
Donegal Township 2nd Company:
  • Capt. Eleazer Williamson
Amwell Township 3rd Company:
  • Capt. Abner Howell
Cecil Township 4th Company:
  • Capt. Andrew Swearingen
  • Capt. Charles Belderbeck
Strabane Township 5th Company
  • Capt. William Leet
Strabane Township 6th Company:
  • Capt. David Hosack
Hopewell Township 7th Company:
  • Capt. Timothy Downing
Strabane Township 8th Company:
  • Capt. James Scott

4th Battalion, 1781

Commanding Officers:

  • Lt. Col. John Marshal
Township (if known) Company
Hopewell Township 1st Company:
  • Capt. William Scott
Cecil Township 2nd Company:
  • Capt.Charles Reed
Heads of Racoon and Millers Run, probably Cecil Township 3rd Company:
  • Capt. David Reed
Cecil Township 4th Company:
  • Capt. Robert Miller
Robinson Township 5th Company (becomes 5th Company, 2nd Battalion):
  • Capt. Joseph Cisna
Nottingham Township 6th Company (becomes 6th Company, 2nd Battalion):
  • Capt. John Walls
Peters Township 7th Company (becomes 7th Company, 2nd Battalion):
  • Capt. Zadock Wright
Nottingham Township 8th Company (becomes 8th Company, 2nd Battalion):
  • Capt. William Bruce
Cecil Township 5th Company (originally 5th Company, 2nd Battalion):
  • Capt. Thomas Rankin
Waters of Cross Creek and Raccoon, probably Smith Township 6th Company (originally 6th Company, 2nd Battalion):
  • Capt. Henry Graham
Smith and Robinson Townships 7th Company (originally 7th Company, 2nd Battalion):
  • Capt. (Peter) Kidd
Hopewell Township 8th Company (originally 8th Company, 2nd Battalion):
  • Capt. Edmund Baxter

5th Battalion, 1781

Commanding Officers:

  • Lt. Col. Thomas Crook
Township (if known) Company
Bethlehem Township 1st Company:
  • Capt. George Myars
Bethlehem Township 2nd Company:
  • Capt. Ezekiel Rose
Fallowfield Township 3rd Company:
  • Capt. Jacob White
  • Capt. Benjamin White
Fallowfield Township 4th Company:
  • Capt. Thomas Parkison
Somerset Township 5th Company:
  • Capt.Robert Ramsey
Bethlehem Township 6th Company:
  • Capt. Robert Sweany
Fallowfield Township 7th Company:
  • Capt. James Hopkins
Somerset Township 8th Company:
  • Capt. James Craven