The American Revolution in North Carolina

Chatham County Regiment of Militia

Date Established:

Commander(s):

Original Officers:

September 9, 1775

Col. Ambrose Ramsey
Col. John Luttrell
Col. Jeduthan Harper

Col. Ambrose Ramsey
Lt. Col. Jeduthan Harper
1st Maj. Mial Scurlock
2nd Maj. Elisha Cain

Known Lt. Colonels:

Known Majors: 

Known Adjutants:

Lt. Col. Jeduthan Harper
Lt. Col. Robert Dickson
Lt. Col. Mial Scurlock
Lt. Col. John Luttrell
Lt. Col. William Gholson
Lt. Col. Hightower

1st Maj. Mial Scurlock
2nd Maj. Elisha Cain (didn't qualify)
2nd Maj. Matthew Jones (replaced)
Maj. John Birdsong, Sr.
Maj. John Butler
Maj. William Cage
Maj. Jacob Caster
Maj. John Dudley
Maj. William Gholson
Maj. Roger Griffith
Maj. Joshua Hancock
Maj. John Meacham
Maj. John Nall
Maj. William Penigood
Maj. Joseph Rosser

Matthew Ledbetter

Miscellaneous Players:

James Jones - Surgeon

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Matthew Ramsey - Commissary

Known Captains:

Jonathan Asre

John Barnett

John Birdsong, Sr.

Henry T. Blythe

? Brooks

William Cage

Levi Campbell

John Cashenbury

Deberry Chapman

Charles Christmas

Alexander Clark

Joseph Crump

? Crumpton

William Dillard

Edward Douglas

Jacob Duckworth

Hawkins Dye

Edward Edwards

John Elliott

Thomas Farmer

Elijah Fooshee

Presley George

Charles Gholson

John Gholson

William Gholson

Thomas Gregory

William Griffin

Roger Griffith

Joseph Hackney

John Hadley

James Hendrick

George Herndon

James Herndon

Benjamin Herrin

Abner Hill

Thomas Hill

Thomas Hinsley

John Hudgins

Joseph Johnson

John Jones

James Kendrick

Aquilla Kervener

Taverner Marsh

John Mayben

? McMasters

Richard B. Meacham

? Minter

George Morgan

John Nall

Martin Nall

Nicholas Nall

Abner Nash

? Nicholas

? Page

Mark Patterson

Ambrose Ramsey

Matthew Ramsey

William Richardson

John Riddle

Josiah Rogers

Joseph Roper

Joseph Rosser

Mial Scurlock

Stephen Senter

Joseph Stewart

Richard Stroder

Joseph The

John Welch

James Wilkins

Known Lieutenants - Captain Unknown:

Jesse George

-

Turner Mason

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

William Birdsong

Richard Cheek

Joel Copland

Isham Daniel

Frank Dilliard

William Dowdy

William Drake

Britton Gross

John Harris

Coleman Ledbetter

Henry Marley

George McDaniel

Richard B. Meacham

Robert Morgan

Thomas Riddell

Tobias Rodgers

Richard Warthing

Burwell Williams

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Abraham Womack

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Brief History of the Regiment:

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

The Chatham 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

3/3/1779

Briar Creek (GA)

3/28-5/12/1780

Siege of Charleston 1780 (SC)

8/11/1780

Little Lynches Creek (SC)

8/16/1780

Camden (SC)

10/7/1780

Kings Mountain (SC)

2/1/1781

Cowan's Ford

2/3-2/4/1781

Trading Ford

2/25/1781

Haw River

3/15/1781

Guilford Court House

3/15/1781

Alamance

4/25/1781

Hobkirk's Hill (SC)

5/21-6/19/1781

Siege of Ninety-Six 1781 (SC)

6/8/1781

Cox's Mill #1

7/17/1781

Chatham Court House

7/29/1781

House in the Horseshoe

9/1/1781

Little Raft Swamp

9/12/1781

Hillsborough

9/13/1781

Lindley's Mill

9/1781

Brown Marsh

10/1781

Brush Creek

10/15/1781

Raft Swamp

10/1781

Bear Creek

11/15/1781

Brick House

11/16/1781

Seven Creeks

 1/7/1782

Gholson's Farm

2/11/1782

Deep River #2


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