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Company Rolls

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Company Rolls

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Winchester, December 27th 1755

William Crawford1

received his Commission as Ensign in the Company of Scouts commanded by Captain Christopher Gist; who had money delivered him to Recruit with; the General Instructions, and the same private Instructions that were given the Officers at Alexandria the third instant (only the opportunities of Elections were omitted) and was ordered to Rendezvous here the fourteenth of February next.

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1. William Crawford’s familiarity with the Shenandoah Valley region made him a particularly useful young officer in the Virginia Regiment during the next 3 years. See GW to David Bell, 25 April 1756Robert Stewart to GW, 3 July 1756, and GW to Andrew Lewis, 21 April 1758.

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GW promoted Crawford to lieutenant 27 July 1757.

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After the war Crawford often acted as GW’s surveyor and land agent in Pennsylvania. Born in 1732, Crawford was killed at the age of 50 by Indians while on the Sandusky expedition in 1782.

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https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/02-02-02-0239

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January 9, 1756 Orders in Winchester VA

The Companies are numbered in a list when later on they are not.

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https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/02-02-02-0276https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/02-02-02-0276

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Orders, 12 July 1756
Orders
Parole: Dedham.
Fort Cumberland [Md.]—Monday, July 12th 1756.
Lieutenant William Stark having resigned his Commission in the Virginia Regiment—Ensign Buckner is promoted to his place.1
Messieurs James Duncanson, Jethro Sumner, Henry Russell, and Griffinpert, are appointed Ensigns in the Virginia Regiment.2
Mr John Hamilton, Sergeant-Major, is appointed Quarter-master to the said Regiment, in the room of Quarter-master Bucker, who has resigned.3 A Return is to be given in this afternoon—four o’clock, of all the Stores and Provisions now at this Garrison.4 The Suttlers now at this place are to be informed, that they must dispose of what liquor they have on hand and that for the future the Grand Suttler will only be allowed to sell any liquour at this Garrison.5
The Companies of the Virginia Regiment, are formed as follows, and are to continue so, without a particular order to the contrary.6
First Company: Colonel Washington—
Captain Lieutenant John McNiell
Ensign [ ]7
2d Compy Lt Colonel Adam
Stephen Lt John Blagg
Ensign James Roy
3d Company Captain Peter Hogg
Lt Thomas Bullet
Ensign Fleming
4th Company Captain George Mercer
Lt Bryan Fairfax
Ensign Denis McCarty

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Source:
https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/02-03-02-0238
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Size of companies 13 July 1756

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Source:

https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/02-03-02-0241#GEWN-02-03-02-0241-fn-0001
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Roll of George Washington’s Company, 1 August 1756
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https://founders.archives.gov/?q=Date%3A1756-08-01&s=1111311111&r=5#max_view

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Return of the Virginia Regiment, 1 January 1757

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https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/02-04-02-0042

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To George Washington from Robert Dinwiddie, 16 May 1757

Big Reorganization to just 10 Companies

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https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/02-04-02-0086

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