Brigadier General George Weedon took part in the Moland House War Council on August 21, 1777. As the beginning of the revolution, innkeeper Weedon was commissioned a lieutenant colonel of the Third Virginia Regiment under Hugh Mercer in 1775. On August 13, 1776, Weedon became a colonel of the 3rd Virginia Regiment. In the fall and winter of 1776, Weedon marched with his troops of the Virginia Regiment alongside General George Washington and the Continental Army in campaigns against the British, including the Battles of Trenton, Brandywine and Germantown. He also commanded PA. and Virginia regiments in Nathanael Greene’s division at Valley Forge.
Weedon resigned the post he was given in Feb. of 1778 when, Congress promoted William Woodford, to a position outranking him. Although he never returned to full duty in the Virginia regiment, Weedon continued his service to his country by leading a brigade of Virginia militia during the Battle of Yorktown in October 1781. Woodford was captured during the siege of Charleston and died in captivity in 1780. Weedon died in 1793.
Weedon’s orderly book–his record of orders (Including the Neshaminy encampment) and battle plans–from Valley Forge remains in the holdings of the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia. Read his commission here.