The American Revolution in North Carolina

Hertford County Regiment of Militia

Date Established:


Original Officers:

September 9, 1775

Col. Benjamin Wynns
Col. Matthias Brickell, Jr.
Col. George Lytle
Col. George Wynns

Col. Benjamin Wynns
Lt. Col. Matthias Brickell, Jr.
1st Maj. Lawrence Baker
2nd Maj. George Lytle

Known Lt. Colonels:

Known Majors: 

Known Adjutants:

Lt. Col. Matthias Brickell, Jr.
Lt. Col. Thomas Wynns
Lt. Col. William Wynns

1st Maj. Lawrence Baker
2nd Maj. George Lytle
Maj. John Baker
Maj. Jeremiah Brown
Maj. Samuel Harrell
Maj. George Wynns
Maj. Thomas Wynns

None Known

Known Captains:

Richard Andrews

Joseph Bridgers

Lewis Brown

Isaac Carter

James Carter

Thomas Coleman

Thomas Cotton

William Figures

Arthur Gatling

Thomas Gregory

William Gregory

Samuel Harrell

James Harris

Harry Hill

James Jones

Samuel Jones

? Martin

Abner Perry

Abraham Porter

William Stevens

? Witherington

Job Yates


Joseph Yates

Known Lieutenants - Captain Unknown:

John Baker

Joseph Dickinson

John Harrell

William Murray

Henry Winborn

John Winborn

Known Ensigns - Captain Unknown:


? Barber


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

James Baker 

John Brittain

John Daniel

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.

On January 9, 1779, Gates County was created out of part of Hertford County.

The Hertford 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:


Great Bridge (VA)


Siege of Charleston 1780 (SC)



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