The American Revolution in North Carolina

Bladen County Regiment of Militia

Date Established:

Colonels:

Officers 9/9/1775:

July 16, 1775

Col. Thomas Robeson, Jr.
Col. Thomas Brown
Col. Thomas Owen

Col. Thomas Robeson, Jr.
Lt. Col. Thomas Brown
1st Maj. Thomas Owen
2nd Maj. James Richardson

Known Lt. Colonels:

Known Majors: 

Known Adjutants:

Lt. Col. Thomas Brown
Lt. Col. Elias Barnes
Lt. Col. James Richardson

1st Maj. Thomas Owen
2nd Maj. James Richardson
Maj. Stephen Andres
Maj. William Ellis
Maj. John Regan

Robert Raiford

Known Captains:

John Allen

Thomas Amis

Samuel Anderson

Joseph Andres

Stephen Andres

William Baker

Richard Bard

John Blocker

William Blount

? Brown

John Brown

Charles Bullock

John Cade

Samuel Cain

? Carmichael

Maturin Colville

James Council

William Daniel

Cornelius Dupree

William Dye

John Ellis

William Ellis

? Gibson

John Grantham

William Handing

John Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Robert Haynes

Thomas Haynes

Josiah Hendon

William Hendon

Jared Irwin

Charles Johnson

James Johnson

James Johnston

William Leggett

Thomas Lucas

William G. McDaniel

Archibald McKisick

Alexander "Red" McNeill

Turpin McRee

William Moore

James Morehead

Ephraim Mulford

Elias Pate

Samuel Porter

Absalom Powell

John Regan

Ralph Regan

Nathaniel Richardson

Peter Robeson

William Robeson

Daniel Shipman

James Shipman

John Smith

William Starling

John Turner

James White

Joseph White

John Willis

Joseph Wood

Samuel Wood

Daniel Yates

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John Yates

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Known Lieutenants - Captain Unknown:

John Blocker 

Absalom Powell

Joseph Singletary

Known Privates / Fifers / Drummers, etc. - Captain Unknown:

John Campbell

Noah Lee

William McRee III

Hiram Pendleton

Robert Rogers

Ithamar Singletary

-

Joseph White

-

Brief History of the Regiment:

On September 9, 1775, the Provincial Congress authorized thirty-five (35) existing county Militias to be organized. They also authorized six regiments of Minutemen to be fielded. All officers were appointed and commissioned by the Provincial Congress.

The Bladen County Regiment was active until the end of the war. Units of this regiment were known to have participated in the following known battles/skirmishes:

Date(s):

Known Battles / Skirmishes:

2/27/1776

Moore's Creek Bridge

6/28/1776

Fort Moultrie #1 (SC)

3/3/1779

Briar Creek (GA)

6/20/1779

Stono Ferry (SC)

3/28-5/12/1780

Siege of Charleston 1780 (SC)

8/11/1780

Little Lynches Creek (SC)

8/16/1780

Camden (SC)

10/14/1780

Shallow Ford

10/30/1780

Bear Swamp (SC)

1/30/1780

Heron's Bridge

3/15/1781

Guilford Court House

7/26/1781

Stewart's Creek #2

8/2/1781

Rockfish Creek

8/4/1781

Beatti's Bridge

 8/27/1781

Tory Hole

9/1781

Hood's Creek

9/1781

Brown Marsh

9/1/1781

Little Raft Swamp

10/15/1781

Raft Swamp

11/18/1781

Evacuation of Wilmington


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