The American Revolution in North Carolina

Orange County Regiment of Militia*
Southern Orange County Regiment of Militia (4/22/1776 to 5/9/1777)

Date Established:

Colonels:

Original Officers:

September 9, 1775

Col. John Hogan
Col. John Butler
Col. Alexander Mebane
Col. Hugh Tinnen
Col. William O'Neal

Col. John Hogan
Lt. Col. John Butler
1st Maj. William Moore
2nd Maj. Nathaniel Rochester

Known Lt. Colonels:

Known Majors: 

Known Adjutants:

Lt. Col. John Butler
Lt. Col. Zachariah Dozier
Lt. Col. Thomas Farmer
Lt. Col. Nathaniel Rochester
Lt. Col. Hugh Tinnen

1st Maj. William Moore
2nd Maj. Nathaniel Rochester
Maj. Robert Abercrombie, Jr.
Maj. Jesse Benton
Maj. John Campbell
Maj. John Estes
Maj. John Griffin
Maj. Edward Gwinn
Maj. Hopkins
Maj. William Mattal
Maj. William McCauley
Maj. Eli McDaniel
Maj. William Murray
Maj. William O'Neal
Maj. Joseph Sharpe
2nd Maj. Thomas Taylor
Maj. Hugh Tinnen

None Known

Miscellaneous Players:

Samuel Allen - Commissary

Alexander Mebane - Commissary

Martin Thomas - QM

John Watson - Commissary

-

Henry Williams - Commissary

Known Captains:

Charles Abercrombie

Abraham Allen

John Atkinson

John Caldwell

James Carrington

Nathaniel Christmas

Richard Christmas

John Clendenan

? Coble

Thomas Craig

John Cummings

Charles Dickson

? Dixon

John Doswell

? Fenigood

? Fitch

William Greenwood

Davis Gresham

John Griffin

James Haven

George Hodge

William Hodge

George Horton

William Horton

William Jamieson

Samuel Johnston

William Jones

James Kell

Baxter King

James Lansdale

? Lipham

Andrew Little

? Lowe

Joseph McAdams

Matthew McCauley

Eli McDaniel

Daniel McFarland

John McFarland

Patrick McGibbony

James McKay

William McKee

John McNeil

James Mebane

James Moore

John Murray

William Nichols

William Norris

William Nunn

William O'Neal

James Patterson

? Perill

Hardin Perkins

? Pollock

John Pope

James Powell

Benjamin Rainey

James Ray

John Ray

William Ray

Jacob Richards

William Riley

William Rogers

David Scobey

Robert Scobey

? Simmons

William Smith

John Taylor

James Thompson

Leroy Thompson

Thomas Thompson

James Trice

James Trousdale

William Vestal

John Walker

John Walls

John Watson

John Whiteside

? Wing

-

John Woods

-

Known Ensigns - Captain Unknown:

-

Edward Gwinn 

-

Known Sergeants - Captain Unknown:

Thomas Bevins

William Brittain

William Cumming

-

William Womack

-

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

Robert Ashley 

Joseph Baker

Richard Bennehan

Derby Conner

Lewis Deshung

William Dilliard

Jonathan Dollar

Edward Ferrell

David Harvey

Zack Herndon

William Hodges

George Horner

Abraham Nelson

John Nichols

Boston Ollis

Job Pendergrass

John Rhodes

William Rhodes

James Riggins

Thomas Riggs

John Tatom

John Taylor

Thomas Thaxton

William Welch

Brief History of the Regiment:

* On April 22, 1776, this unit was split into two separate and distinct regiments - the Northern Orange County Regiment and the Southern Orange County Regiment, which retained most of the original members of the original Orange County Regiment. On May 9, 1777, the Northern Orange County Regiment was renamed as the Caswell County Regiment, and this unit reverted back to its original name - the Orange County 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 Orange 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)

6/20/1780

Ramseur's Mill

8/11/1780

Little Lynches Creek (SC)

8/16/1780

Camden (SC)

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

2/25/1781

Haw River

3/6/1781

Whitesell's Mill

3/15/1781

Guilford Court House

3/19/1781

Ramsey's Mill

6/8/1781

Cox's Mill #1

9/8/1781

Eutaw Springs (SC)

9/12/1781

Hillsborough

9/12/1781

Kirk's Farm

9/13/1781

Lindley's Mill

9/1781

Brown Marsh

10/1781

Brush Creek

10/15/1781

Raft Swamp

2/11/1782

Deep River #2


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