The American Revolution in North Carolina

Halifax County Regiment of Militia

Date Established:


Original Officers:

September 9, 1775

Col. John Bradford
Col. Willis Alston
Col. Samuel Weldon
Col. John Whitaker
Col. James Allen

Col. John Bradford
Lt. Col. William Alston
1st Maj. David Sumner
2nd Maj. Egbert Haywood

Known Lt. Colonels:

Known Majors: 

Known Adjutants:

Lt. Col. William Alston
Lt. Col. James Allen
Lt. Col. John Branch
Lt. Col. John Geddy
Lt. Col. Stephen Kerney
Lt. Col. Levi Lane
Lt. Col. Robert Powers
Lt. Col. David Sumner
Lt. Col. Samuel Weldon

1st Maj. David Sumner
2nd Maj. Egbert Haywood
Maj. James Allen
Maj. John Branch
Maj. John Geddy
Maj. Robert Hill
Maj. James Hogun
Maj. William Jarvis
Maj. Charles Pinckney
Maj. Jesse Powell
Maj. Thomas Scurlock
Maj. Samuel Weldon
Maj. William Weldon
Maj. John Whitaker
Maj. Matthew Wood

None Known

Miscellaneous Players:

William Amis - Provisions Contractor

Chapel Gee - Commissary

William Green - Paymaster

John Kelly - QM

William Muir - QM

Matthew Rabun - Commissary

Josiah Reddick - Commissary


William Sikes - QM

Known Captains:

Samuel Baron

G. Beasley

James Bradley

? Brantley

? Brickell

William Brinkley

? Brown

Samuel Caswell

David Crawley

Henry Dawson

Jesse Dixon

David Downs

Christopher Dudley

Jesse Dupree

Abner Ellen

William Ellen

William Flewellin

Nathan Green

Jonathan Hale

John Hargrove

Ambrose Harper

Isaac Harris

Anthony Hart

? Harvey

John Higgins

Elisha Hurt

William Hurt

William Jarvis

William Johnson

Francis Jones

? Keil

Richard Kerney

Joseph Kidd

Levi Lane

? Martin

? Moxry

William Nettles

? Newsom

William Noblin

Richard Norwood

James Nicholas Parsons

John Patterson

John Pitts

William Ptolemy "Tolly" Powell

John Powers

? Poynter

John Pritchard

Thomas Scurlock

William Smith

Howell Tatum

Jacob Turner

? Wallis

Cary Whitaker

John Whitaker

? White

John Williams

Matthew Wood

Known Lieutenants - Captain Unknown:


Samuel Caswell


Known Ensigns - Captain Unknown:


 Caleb Mundy


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

 John Boutin

Jesse Brewer

Sion Daniel

Elisha Garland

Lemuel Goodwin

John Marshall

Sterling McLemore

John D. Reeves

Exum Scott


Lovett Worley


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 Halifax 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:


Known Battles / Skirmishes:


Moore's Creek Bridge


Fort Moultrie #1 (SC)


Florida Expedition


Briar Creek (GA)


Stono Ferry (SC)


Siege of Charleston 1780 (SC)


Camden (SC)




Rugeley's Mills #2 (SC)


Guilford Court House




Siege of Augusta (GA)

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