The American Revolution in North Carolina

Dobbs County Regiment of Militia

Date Established:

Colonels:

Original Officers:

September 9, 1775

Col. Abraham Sheppard, Sr.
Col. Benjamin Exum
Col. James Glasgow
Col. William Caswell
Col. James Darnell
Col. Richard Caswell, Jr.

Col. Abraham Sheppard, Sr.
Lt. Col. Thomas Torrans
1st Maj. Martin Caswell
2nd Maj. William McKinnie

Known Lt. Colonels:

Known Majors: 

Known Adjutants:

Lt. Col. Thomas Torrans
Lt. Col. Martin Caswell
Lt. Col. Richard Caswell, Jr.
Lt. Col. Henry Goodman
Lt. Col. William Jones
Lt. Col. John Sheppard

1st Maj. Martin Caswell
2nd Maj. William McKinnie
2nd Maj. Richard Caswell, Jr.
Maj. John Drake
Maj. James Edmondson
Maj. James Glasgow
Maj. Richard Grantham
Maj. Harvey
Maj. John Stringer McIlwain
2nd Maj. William McKinnie
Maj. Abraham Sheppard, Jr.
Maj. John Sheppard
Maj. William Sheppard
1st Maj. Thomas Williams

James Glasgow
James Darnell
William Haily
Augustin Wilson

Miscellaneous Players:

John Tillary - QM

Willoughby Williams - QM

James Winn - Ass't Commissary

Known Captains:

William Alford

Sherrod Barrow

Joseph Boon

Joseph Bryant

Dougall Campbell

Richard Caswell, Jr.

Samuel Caswell

Jesse Cobb

Stephen Cobb

Robert Cook

Thomas Cook

John Creel

Joshua Davis

David Dudley

James Edmundson

? Exum

Benjamin Exum

William Fellows

John Garland

Thomas Gatlin

William George

H. Goodman

John Grainger

John Grantham

Thomas Grantham

Joseph Green

William Harper

Benjamin Harrison

Matthias Harvey

Frederick Herring

Stephen Herring

William Herritage

Isaac Hines

? Hodges

Jacob Hooks

Jesse Jernigan

Burnett Johnson

Jacob Johnston

John Kennedy

Nathan Lassiter

William Lewis

Samuel Loftin

? McCarty

John Stringer McIlwain

Azariah Moore

Matthew Moseley

Burwell Mouring

William Ormond

? Parker

Thomas Pasteur

Menan Patrick

Joseph Pipkin

Thomas Pridgeon

Joseph Sessions

Abraham Sheppard, Jr.

Benjamin Sheppard

John Sheppard

William Sheppard

Thomas Shute

Daniel Simmons

Spyars Singleton

Ezekiel Slocumb

William Speight

Joseph Swift

Henry Taylor

Robert Thaxton

William Thompson

George Thoroughgood

William Turner

John Tuttle

Daniel Waties

? White

Thomas Williams

-

Joseph Williamson

Known Lieutenants - Captain Unknown:

-

Joshua Herring

-

Known Ensigns - Captain Unknown:

-

Thomas Cook

-

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

Garret Altman

Robert Argoe

Joel Barber

John Barfield

Solomon Barfield

Daniel Barrow

Joshua Bass

Nehemiah Bennett

John Bentley

James Blackwell

Giles Bowers

Joseph Boyt

John Bradshaw

Benjamin Brewington

John B. Bron

Benjamin Bryant

Meredith Burke

Nathaniel Chance

David Charlcraft

John Chester

Richard Corbet

John Coward

Barley Davis

David Davis

Daniel Diamond

Benjamin Durdin

Daniel Elmore

Morgan Elmore

Hardy Elverton

Elisha Fairless

Simon Gay

Abraham Ginalin

Hardy Ginn

Ephraim Grant

Jesse Griffin

John Grimsley

Joseph Hail

Pool Hall

Matt Hanks

Frederick Harper

William Harper

Benjamin Harrison

Matthias Harvey

Caleb Hawley

John Herritage

Vaughn Hilburn

Benjamin Hill

Moses Hill

Elijah Hinson

John Hodgson

William Hooker

Henry Howell

Robert Hutchins, Jr.

James Irwin

Jeremiah Jackson

Jacob Johnston

Joseph Killet

Edward King

Richard Knowles

Jacob Langley

Richard Lee

Jeremiah Loftin

William Malaby

John Manning

C. Markland

J. McKinney

William Metts

John Mewshew

Brittain Moore

Mat Moseley

Michael Murphrey

William Murphrey

John Newell

Aaron Newsome

George Oxley

Abraham Page

Zenas Parker

Jacob Parrish

John Patredge

Stephen Petit

James Phillips

Hardy Pindar

George Plumbly

Matthew Pollard

Hardy Powell

Jeffrey Rasbury

Jacob Rhodes

Josiah Ritto

? Rogers

William Russell

Job Sanderson

William Scarborough

John Sheppard

William Sheppard

Robert Sirls

Joseph Skeets

Seth Speight

Joseph Sugg

Thomas Tedder

Dempsey Thomas

? Tilghman

Edward Walker

William Walston

Daniel Ward

Darling Ward

Solomon Ward

James Webb

Cypher Amm West

Robert White

William White

Hosea Wilson

-

James Wilson

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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 Dobbs 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)

6/20/1779

Stono Ferry (SC)

3/28-5/12/1780

Siege of Charleston 1780 (SC)

8/16/1780

Camden (SC)

 1/17/1781

Cowpens (SC)

1/30/1781

Heron's Bridge

4/25/1781

Hobkirk's Hill (SC)

8/2/1781

Rockfish Creek

8/16/1781

Kingston #1

8/17/1781

Webber's Bridge

8/19/1781

New Bern #2


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