The Virginia Gazette

Today in the 1770s: February 23

SURRY, February 23, 1775.
THE Commanding Officers of the Southern District are requested to appoint their General Musters upon the following Days, which will put it in my Power to make a full return of the Militia; when they will be waited on by Their most obedient Servant COLIN CAMPBELL, Ach. SURRY, Friday March 17 PRINCE GEORGE, Monday 20 CHESTERFIELD, Wednesday 22 CUMBERLAND, Friday 24 PRINCE EDWARD, Monday 27 AMELIA, Thursday 30 BRUNSWICK, Monday April 3 DINWIDDIE, Wednesday 5 SUSSEX, Friday 14 SOUTHAMPTON, Monday 17 ISLE OF WIGHT, Wednesday 19 NANSEMOND, Friday 21 NORFOLK COUNTY, Monday 24 ----------- BOROUGH, Wednesday 26 PRINCESSS ANNE, Friday 28

Virginia Gazette (Dixon & Hunter) March 4, 1775
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On these dates the members of the militia were to muster. These volunteer companies were answerable to the individual county's Committee of Safety. Although Dunmore was still governor, these militia units did not answer to him.

Sources: White, Va. State Garrison Regiment, 1778-1782.

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