The American Revolution in North Carolina

Martin County Regiment of Militia

Date Established:

Colonels:

Original Officers:

September 9, 1775

Col. William Williams
Col. Whitmell Hill
Col. Thomas Wiggins

Col. William Williams
Lt. Col. Whitmell Hill
1st Maj. Thomas Wiggins
2nd Maj. Kenneth McKenzie

Known Lt. Colonels:

Known Majors: 

Known Adjutants:

Lt. Col. Whitmell Hill
Lt. Col. Nathan Mayo
Lt. Col. Kenneth McKenzie
Lt. Col. Thomas Wiggins

1st Maj. Thomas Wiggins
2nd Maj. Kenneth McKenzie
Maj. John Everett
2nd Maj. John Hardison

None Known

Miscellaneous Players:

 

Thomas Hunter - Commissary

 

Known Captains:

James Ballard

John Ballard

Elias Bryan

John Bryant

George Cockburn

? Cone

Richard Cooper

James Evans

? Everitt

Benjamin Hardison

Abraham Hardy

? Hill

? Horne

Thomas Hunter

John Higgins Jones

John Kennedy

Micajah Little

Michael Little

Nathan Mayo

Kenneth McKenzie

Samuel Smithwick

? Taylor

Francis Ward

? Williams

Known Ensigns - Captain Unknown:

-

Micajah Perry 

-

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

Andrew Anderson 

Henry Andrews

Lilliston Banks

John Barbaree

Joshua Alexander Bengall

Samuel Boyd

James Boyt

John Buttry

James Crisp

Benjamin Davis

Aaron Demeritt

John Edmondson

William Edmondson

William Ferrell

David Hogan

Martin Hurdle

Samuel Jackson

Hezekiah Leggett

Lewis Leggett

Henry Linch

James Mahoon

Maurice Moore

Thomas Pennywell

John Pierce

Lewis Purvis

John Rodgers

Thomas Shirley

James Smith

Matthew Ward

Wyatt Warwick

David Whorton

-

Nathaniel Williams

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 Martin 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:

3/3/1779

Briar Creek (GA)

8/16/1780

Camden (SC)

3/15/1781

Guilford Court House

4/25/1781

Hobkirk's Hill (SC)


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