The American Revolution in North Carolina

Granville County Regiment of Militia

Date Established:

Colonels:

Original Officers:

September 9, 1775

Col. Joseph Taylor
Col. Robert Harris
Col. Samuel Smith
Col. John Dickerson
Col. Philip Taylor
Col. Charles Rust Eaton

Col. Joseph Taylor
Lt. Col. Charles Rust Eaton
1st Maj. Samuel Smith
2nd Maj. William Williams

Known Lt. Colonels:

Known Majors: 

Known Adjutants:

Lt. Col. Charles Rust Eaton
Lt. Col. Moses Alexander
Lt. Col. James Landis
Lt. Col. Drury Smith
Lt. Col. Samuel Smith
Lt. Col. John Taylor
Lt. Col. Philip Taylor
Lt. Col. Thornton Yancey

1st Maj. Samuel Smith
2nd Maj. William Williams
Maj. William Abner
Maj. Richard Cook
Maj. William Gill
Maj. Richard Harrison
Maj. John Henderson
1st Maj. Cuthbert Hudson
Maj. William Hunt
2nd Maj. Jonathan Knight
Maj. Cader Parker
Maj. Barnett Pullium
Maj. Thomas Satterwhite
Maj. Absalom Tatum

Bennett Crafton
John Howard

Miscellaneous Players:

Thomas Allin - Commissary

William Hunt - Commissary

Joseph Pell - Surgeon

Leonard Smith - Surgeon

John Taylor - Commissary

Philip Vass - Commissary

-

Vincent Vass - QM & Commissary

-

Known Captains:

? Badgett

Ralph Banks

Lewis Bennett

Peter Bennett

William Bennett

Batt Birdsong

James Blackwell

Phil Bradford

Richard Bradford

Thomas Bradford

Casey Bullock

Micajah Bullock

? Bush

Joshua Coffee

Richard Cook

James Currins

Elijah Evans

John Farrar

Samuel Fowler

Jones Fuller

Samuel Fuller

Spivey Fuller

William Gibbs

Joseph Gill

William Gill

William Gilliam

Gideon Gooch

John Gwinn

Isham Harris

Samuel Harris

Richard Harrison

John Henderson

Pleasant Henderson

Richard Henderson

William Hester

William Hicks

Cuthbert Hudson

John Jamieson

James Jones

William Knight

James Langston

John Langston

Joseph Langston

Howell Lewis

James Lewis

Stephen Merritt

Elijah Mitchell

Reuben Moss

Shadrack Parish

? Parsons

John Peace

James Pearce

John Pend

Abraham Pollard

Alexander D. Pope

Abraham Potter

Barnett Pullium

? Redwine

Thomas Rice

Howell Rose

James Ross

John Rush

Thomas Satterwhite

James Saxton

Bartlett Searcey

Hargron Searcey

Reuben Searcey

Richard Searcey

? Smith

John Snead

Samuel Snead

Nathaniel Snipes

Richard Stringfellow

Howell Taylor

Philip Taylor

Richard Taylor

William Taylor

Francis Thornton

? Vass

Benjamin Wade

Samuel Walker

Solomon Walker

Nathaniel Waller

Richard Whitten

Edward Williams

Ralph Williams

Bartlett Yancey

Charles Yancey

Philip Yancey

Gideon Yonge

Known Lieutenants - Captain Unknown:

James Cozart

Jones Fuller

Joseph McDaniel

Stephen Merritt

-

Samuel Snead

Known Ensigns - Captain Unknown:

William Byers

-

Joseph Langston

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

John Champion

George Duncan

Hardy Falkner

Daniel Gunn

John Gunn

John Howell

Elisha Lunsford

James McDaniel

Dennis O'Bryan

David Pendergrass

Francis Ross

Reuben Starke

William Webb

-

John Whitfield

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 Granville 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)

8/11/1780

Little Lynches Creek (SC)

8/16/1780

Camden (SC)

10/7/1780

Kings Mountain (SC)

10/9/1780

Polk's Mill

12/4/1780

Rugeley's Mills #2 (SC)

1/17/1781

Cowpens (SC)

2/1/1781

Cowan's Ford

2/1/1781

Tarrant's Tavern

3/15/1781

Guilford Court House

5/21-6/19/1781

Siege of Ninety-Six 1781 (SC)

9/8/1781

Eutaw Springs (SC)

10/15/1781

Raft Swamp


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