"16, May, 1757"The Assembly "having considered the great expense the Virginia
Regt. has cost the country from the numbers of companies it has consisted of, and these companies not half complete in proportion
to the vast charge of Officers", remodeled it in form, and made it consist of 10 companies of 100 men each, reducing all Captains
but 7. The force was distributed as follows: At Fort Loudon, 100 men, commanded by Washington; at Maidstone, 70 men, commanded
by Capt. Stewart; at Edwards, 25 men, commanded by Subaltern; at Pearsall's, 45 men, commanded by Capt. McKenzie; in the neighborhood
of Buttermilk Fort, 70 men, commanded by Capt. Waggener; at Dickenson's, 70 men, commanded by Major Lewis; at Voss's, 70
men, commanded by Capt. Woodward.
Memo: 'To Robert
Dinwiddie' June 10, 17571 shall order Capt. Woodward to march his company to Voss's and relieve Capt.
Memo: 'To Robert Dinwiddie', July 12, 1757Capt. Woodward's company,
nor any of the companies on the branch' were brought to this place"
Memo: 'To Capt. Waggener,
July 29, 1757You are to dispatch a messenger to Capt. Woodward, that he may hold himself in readiness
to march immediately upon your arrival"