Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
First Regiment of Virginia Infantry
Organized A.D. 1754 with Joshua Fry as Colonel and with George Washington as Lieutenant-Colonel. The First Regiment of Virginia Infantry fought at Great Meadows and at Fort Necessity and won praise for its steadiness at Braddock's' defeat. Captured Fort DuQuesne and served until 1762. In 1775, for the defense of Virginia, the regiment was reorganized under command of Patrick Henry. Embodied subsequently into the Continental Army, it kept the field till independence had been won. The freedom then gained the regiment defended in the War of 1812. And in the later conflict with Mexico it carried the colors of Virginia triumphantly through the streets of Monterrey.
When Virginia joined the Confederate States to defend her honor and her sovereign rights, the First Regiment forthwith volunteered for duty. It me the vanguard of the Federals July
The First Regiment of Virginia Infantry met with zeal the all of country in the War of 1898. All its units responded to the president's order and mobilized on the boundary of Mexico in 1916. Summoned to service in the struggle with Germany, the regiment then became the First Battalion of the 116th Infantry in the Twenty-Ninth Division. In October 1918, it was employed in the offensive of the east bank of the Meuse, north of Verdun, where is advance cost losses that were sustained with the spirit displayed at Braddock's defeat and in the Revolution and on the hill at Gettysburg. Reorganized after the peace of 1919, the regiment pledges its dead to preserve their ideals of duty.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War of 1812 • War, Mexican-American • War, Spanish-American • War, US Civil • War, US Revolutionary • War, World I. A significant historical date for this entry is April 9, 1865.
Location. 37° 33.208′ N, 77° 27.739′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Park Avenue and North Granby Street, on the right when traveling east on Park Avenue. Marker is located in Meadow Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23220, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Richmond College (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jefferson Davis (approx. 0.4 miles away); Broad Street Station (approx. half a mile away); The Equal Suffrage League of Virginia (approx. half a mile away); Hartshorn Memorial College (approx. 0.6 miles away); 509 North Mulberry Street (approx. 0.6 miles away); Maggie Lena Walker (approx. 0.6 miles away); Arnold’s Picket Driven In (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 7, 2018, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 290 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on April 7, 2018, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.