The 7th Virginia Regiment was on of six additional battalions raised in the colony in early 1776. It played a prominent role in driving Lord Dunmore and his loyalist forces off of Gwynn’s Island and out of Virginia. Captain Thomas Posey commanded a rifle company in the 7th regiment and chronicled the engagement in his journal. It is through Posey’s experience - detached with his rifle company to Daniel Morgan’s rifle corps - that we see the 7th Virginia’s contribution at Saratoga, Whitemarsh, Valley Forge and the New York frontier.
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