Gist's Virginia Regiment
- I sent the following query the other day, but I'm not sure it came through.
In the interim I've found out about E. M. Sanchez-Saavedra. A Guide to
Virginia Military Organizations in the American Revolution, 1774-1787. 1978,
reprinted Westminster, Md.: Willow Bend Books, 2001 as one source of information
on Gist's Virginia regiment. Other tidbits I've picked up are that when
Gist's regiment was first authorized it was to be a special light infantry
regiment. I also found that the regiment surrendered at Charleston. Not much
else--not sure of good sources to go to to find out more. I've run across several
genealogical references to folks who were in Lapsley's company of Gist's
One of my ancestors, Humphrey Montgomery, born about 1750; served with his
father in Capt. John Campbell's militia (may have been in Pennsylvannia at
that time); shortly after this tour of duty he visited relatives on the
Calf-pasture in Rockbridge County, the Gays and Ramseys; and then became a member
of Capt. Samuel Lapsley's militia company in Col. Nathaniel Gist's Virginia
Could anyone please direct me to references where I could read more about
Capt. John Campbell's militia or about Capt. Samuel Lapsley's militia
company, or about Col. Nathaniel Gist's Virginia Regiment. Any leads would be
John M. Johnston
42d Grenr. Compy.
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