The American Revolution in North Carolina

Colonels
Colonel First Unit Served In As a Colonel From To Notes Known Battles/Skirmishes at This Rank
Alexander, Adam Mecklenburg County Regiment 1775 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Thomas Polk.   12/21/1775, transferred to 2nd Batallion of Salisbury District Minutemen under Col. Thomas Polk.  4/22/1776, promoted to Colonel/Commandant of the Mecklenburg County Regiment of Militia. Cherokee Expedition 1776.
Alexander, George Mecklenburg County Regiment 1778 1780 Colonel/Commandant of the Mecklenburg County Regiment. Little Lynches Creek (SC), Camden (SC).
Alexander, Robert Lincoln County Regiment 1781 Commissary Commandant.
Allen, James Halifax County Regiment 1780 1783 Was a Major and a Lt. Colonel.  2/11/1780, took over from Col. John Whitaker. Served until the end of the war.
Alston, Philip Cumberland County Regiment 1778 1781 Was a Major and a Lt. Colonel. A full Colonel on 8/17/1778.  Captured at the battle of Briar Creek (GA), taken to a prison ship, escaped soon thereafter with William Gipson. From what is now Moore County. Briar Creek (GA), Ray's Mill Creek, House in the Horseshoe (POW-paroled).
Alston, Willis Halifax County Regiment 1776 1778 4/22/1776, a Colonel in Militia. Also, a known Colonel on 8/10/1776. 12/23/1776, recommissioned by Provincial Council. Court-Martialed, removed on April 25, 1778.   Moore's Creek Bridge (?), Fort Moultrie (SC). 
Armstrong, James 8th NC Regiment 1776 1781 Was a Captain in the New Bern District Minutemen then Pitt County Regiment of Militia.  Commissioned a Colonel on 11/26/1776.  6/1/1778, commander of 4th NC Regiment.  Wounded at Stono Ferry, SC.  Retired on half pay in Jan. 1781.  Little known about him between Stono and his retirement - he did help recruit new men, and most considered him to be on active duty.  1781, appointed Brig. Gen. (Pro Tempore) for very short while when the NC Gen. Assy thought (incorrectly) that BG William Caswell had resigned. From Pitt County, NC. Brandywine Creek (PA), Germantown (PA), Stono Ferry (SC).
Armstrong, Martin Surry County Regiment 1775 1783 9/9/1775, a Colonel in Militia.  Served until the end of the war. Moore's Creek Bridge, Cherokee Expedition 1776, Little Lynches Creek (SC), Camden (SC), New Garden Meeting House, Guilford Court House.
Armstrong, Uriah Onslow County Regiment 1776 1777 1776-1777, a Colonel in the Onslow County Regiment of Militia.
Ashe, John Volunteer Independent Rangers 1776 1776 Feb. 1776, a Colonel who created his own small regiment to fight the Highland Scots.  5/4/1776, a Brigadier General. Moore's Creek Bridge.
Atherton, Jeptha Northampton County Regiment 1780 1783 See Eatherton, Jeptha below. -
Avery, Francis Jones County Regiment 1781 1783 1781, a Colonel in the Jones County Regiment of Militia. Served until the end of the war.
Avery, Waightstill Jones County Regiment 1779 1780 7/3/1779, Commissioned.  Moved to Burke County and became a Captain there in 1781.
Baker, Lawrence Gates County Regiment 1779 1783 Was a Major in Hertford County Regiment. 11/4/1780, mentioned in State Records as a Colonel in Council of Officers at Norfleet's Mill. Briar Creek (GA), Stono Ferry (SC).
Balfour, Andrew Randolph County Regiment 1779 1782 Killed at Balfour's Plantation (his) on March 11, 1782 by Loyalist Col. David Fanning. Balfour's Plantation.
Beattie, Thomas Tryon County Regiment 1776 1779 9/9/1775, a Major under Col. William Graham.  4/22/1776, promoted to Lt. Colonel.  Soon therafter, a full Colonel.  aka Thomas Beatty.  From Lincoln County.
Beekman, Christopher Second Rowan County Regiment 1776 1777 Was a Captain and a Lt. Colonel. 4/22/1776, a Colonel in Militia.  From Rowan County, what is now Burke County. Moved to MD in 1778. aka Christopher Bateman, Christopher Beckman. Cherokee Expedition 1776.
Bell, Malachi Carteret County Regiment 1779 1783 Was a Major.  7/3/1779 - Commissioned to replace Col. Thomas Chadwick who had resigned.
Bledsoe, Anthony Davidson County Regiment 1783 1783 Was a Major and a Lt. Colonel in the Sullivan County Regiment.  5/16/1783, Colonel/Commandant of the newly-created Davidson County Regiment of Militia.
Blount, Benjamin Tyrrell County Regiment 1776 1779 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Edward Buncombe.  12/22/1776, a full Colonel, replacing Clement Cook, who resigned.  Blount resigned in Feb. 1779.
Blount, James Chowan County Regiment 1779 1783 6/21/1779, known Colonel/Commander.  Served until the end of the war.
Blount, Thomas NC Militia 1780 1780 Adjutant General under MG Richard Caswell with the rank of a full Colonel.  Little Lynches Creek (SC), Camden (SC).
Bonner, James Beaufort County Regiment 1775 1778 9/9/1775, a Colonel in Militia.  Also in 1778.  aka James Bomer.
Bonner, Thomas Chowan County Regiment 1775 1779 9/9/1775, a Colonel in Militia.
Bonner, Thomas Jr. Beaufort County Regiment 1778 1779 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. James Bonner.  Took over the regiment as its Colonel - 3Q '78.  Resigned 10/6/1779.  aka Thomas Bomer.
Boon, Joseph Jr. Johnston County Regiment 1777 1778 A Colonel of Militia.
Boyd, Thomas First Pasquotank County Regiment 1776 1783 4/22/1776, a Colonel in Militia.  Served until the end of the war.
Bradford, John Halifax County Regiment 1775 1776 9/9/1775, a Colonel in Militia.
Brandon, James Second Rowan County Regiment 1782 1783 Was a Major and a Lt. Colonel. May 1782, Colonel/Commandant over newly-recreated 2nd Rowan County Regiment. Served until the end of the war.
Brickell, Matthias Jr. Hertford County Regiment 1779 1780 Was a Lt. Colonel.  4/3/1779, a known Colonel - wrote letter to Gov. Richard Caswell. Resigned on 1/1/1780.
Brickell, William Franklin County Regiment 1780 1783 Was a Major and a Lt. Colonel.  Late 1780, a Colonel of Militia. Served until the end of the war.
Brown, Thomas 1st Battalion of Militia 1776 1782 5/3/1776, Colonel/Commandant of newly-created 1st Battalion of Militia.  750 men from Wilmington District and New Bern District in anticipation of a British invasion along the coast. (British went to SC).  1st Battalion disbanded 8/13/1776.  Nov. '78, Colonel of Bladen County Regiment.  Resigned 5/14/1782. Bear Swamp (SC), Heron's Bridge (wounded), Tory Hole.
Brown, William Beaufort County Regiment 1779 1783 Was a Major.  4Q '79, took over after Thomas Bonner, Jr. resigned. Served till the end of the war.
Bryan, John Sr. Craven County Regiment 1775 1782 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Joseph Leech.  10/20/1775, promoted to Colonel/Commandant.  1779, Colonel/ Commandant of Jones County Regiment. 5/22/1779, rec'd a letter from Gov. Richard Caswell.  Served until the end of the war.
Bryan, Nathaniel Jones County Regiment 1779 1779 5/22/1779, rec'd a letter from Gov. Richard Caswell.  6/30/1779 - Resigned in writing to Gov. R. Caswell.  Waightstill Avery took over after he resigned.  British Maj. James Craig burned his home on his march to/from New Bern in August 1781.
Bryan, Needham Johnston County Regiment 1775 1776 9/9/1775, a Colonel in Militia.   Moore's Creek Bridge.
Bryan, William Johnston County Regiment 1776 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Needham Bryan.  4/22/1776, promoted to Colonel/Commandant.  5/4/1776, appointed as Brigadier General for the New Bern Brigade of Militia - must've been rescinded since Richard Caswell assumed that position.  A BG when Richard Caswell was elected to Governor in Jan. 1777. Some records indicate his name a William Bryant.      Guilford Court House.
Buncombe, Edward Tyrrell County Regiment 1775 1777 9/9/1775, a Colonel in the Tyrrell County Regiment of Militia.   4/15/1776, Colonel of the 5th NC Regiment.  Captured at Germantown 10/4/1777, POW in Philadelphia, paroled.  May 1778, fell down a flight of stairs, reopened old wounds, died as a result.  From Tyrrell County (what is now Washington County), NC. Brandywine Creek (PA), Germantown (PA).
Burgess, Dempsey Camden County Regiment 1779 1779 Was Major and Lt. Colonel.  5/15/1779, promoted to full Colonel when Isaac Gregory was promoted to Brigadier General.
Burton, Robert Granville County Regiment 1780 1782 Earlier, a Lieutenant in the VA Continental Line.  1780, Assistant Deputy QM General and Commissary over Hillsborough and Halifax Districts. Stationed at Nutbush/Williamsborough in Granville County.
Butler, John Southern Orange County Regiment 1776 1777 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. John Hogan.  4/22/1776, promoted to Colonel/Commandant of the new Southern Orange County Regiment. May 1777, a Brigadier General.
Campbell, James Bertie County Regiment 1780 1783 Was a Major. 1780, Colonel over the Bertie County Regiment. Resigned on 4/30/1783.
Carter, John Washington District Regiment 1776 1781 12/23/1776, Colonel/Commandant of Militia. December 1777, this unit became the Washington County Regiment of Militia. Died in 1779 (wrong - early 1781). Ft. Caswell (TN).
Caswell, Richard New Bern District Minutemen 1775 1776 9/9/1775, a Colonel of the Minutemen.  5/4/1776, a Brigadier General.  From Dobbs County. Born on 8/3/1729 in Cecil County, MD. Great Cane Brake (SC), Snow Campaign (SC), Moore's Creek Bridge.
Caswell, Richard Jr. Dobbs County Regiment 1781 1783 Was a Major and a Lt. Colonel.  1Q 1781, Colonel/Commandant.  Served until the end of the war.
Caswell, William Dobbs County Regiment 1778 1779 Was an Ensign and a Captain in the 5th NC Regiment. 1779, a Brigadier General. Briar Creek (GA).
Chadwick, Thomas Carteret County Regiment 1778 1779 Was a Major. 6/8/1778, a known Colonel - at Beaufort, NC. Resigned in July 1779.
Clark, Thomas 1st NC Regiment 1777 1783 Took over on Feb. 5, 1777 when Francis Nash promoted to Brigadier General.  Early 1778, 6th NC Regiment folded into 1st NC Regiment.  Thomas Clark given command.  On May 15th, 1778, he was given command of the entire NC Brigade now with Maj. Gen. George Washington.  1779, commander of the "new" 5th NC Regiment under BG Jethro Sumner.  Wounded at Stono Ferry, SC.  1780, back in command of 1st NC Regiment.  Surrendered 287 men at Charleston.  POW at the Fall of Charleston, imprisoned until 11/26/1782.  Retired 1/1/1783. Brandywine Creek (PA), Germantown (PA), Monmouth (NJ), Near West Point (NY), Stono Ferry (SC), Siege of Charleston (SC).
Cleveland, Benjamin Wilkes County Regiment 1777 1782 Was a Lieutenant and a Captain.  December 9, 1777, a Colonel in Militia until he resigned in April of 1782.   Kings Mountain (SC), Big Glades.
Clinch, James Nash County Regiment 1777 1783 12/17/1777, Colonel/Commandant of the Nash County Regiment of Militia. Served until the end of the war. Briar Creek (GA).
Clinch, Joseph J. Edgecombe County Regiment 1779 1783 Was a Major.  1779, a Colonel in the Edgecombe County Regiment of Militia. Served until the end of the war.
Collier, John Randolph County Regiment 1779 1781 2/2/1779, Colonel/Commandant of the Randolph County Regiment of Militia. Resigned 5/12/1782. Little Lynches Creek (SC), Camden (SC), Cox's Mill #1, Balfour's Plantation.
Cook, Clement Tyrrell County Regiment 1776 1776 4/22/1776, a Colonel in Militia.  12/22/1776, replaced by Col. Benjamin Blount who was restored to command by the Provincial Congress.  One source identifies him as Clement Crook.
Crawford, Thomas Richmond County Regiment 1780 Earlier, an Adjutant and a Captain. July 1780, took over the regiment from Henry William Harrington, who was promoted to Brigadier General (Pro Tempore). Crawford captured by Loyalists and taken to Camden, SC and placed in jail.  Apparently not held long.  Beatti's Bridge, Little Raft Swamp.
Cray, William Onslow County Regiment 1775 1778 9/9/1775, a Colonel in Militia.  Also 8/1/1777.   Died on 11/29/1778.  Moore's Creek Bridge.
Darnell, James Dobbs County Regiment 1779 1783 Was an Adjutant. 1779, a Colonel in the Dobbs County Regiment of Militia. Served until the end of the war.
Dauge, Peter Camden County Regiment 1776 1783 Was a Major in the 2nd Pasquotank Regiment.  5/3/1776, Lt. Colonel for newly-created 2nd Battalion of Militia.  5/11/1776 - Colonel/Commandant of newly-created 2nd Battalion of Militia after Philemon Hawkins, Jr. declined.  2nd Battalion disbanded 8/13/1776.  11/23/1776, back to Lt. Colonel. 4Q 1779, a full Colonel. Served until the end of the war. aka Peter Dozier.
Davidson, William Lee Mecklenburg County Regiment 1779 1780 1775, an Adjutant in the 1st Rowan County Regiment of Militia.  1776,  a Major in the 4th NC Regiment and Lt. Colonel in the 5th NC Regiment.  Regiment disbanded in December of 1779.  Sep. 1780, a Brigadier General (ProTempore). Colson's Mill (wounded).
Davie, William Richardson NC State Cavalry-Western District 1780 1782 Earlier, a Lieutenant, Captain, and Major in SC and NC Militias. 9/5/1780, Commander of newly-created NC State Cavalry-Western District. 1/16/1781, appointed by Board of War as Commissary General for the State per request of Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene, replacing Col. Thomas Polk, who had resigned. 2/13/1781, Gen. Assy confirmed this position officially.  Position eliminated by Gen. Ass'y in May 1782. Wahab's Plantation (SC), Charlotte.
Davis, John Brunswick County Regiment 1775 1776 9/9/1775, a Colonel in Militia.
Dawson, ? Craven County Regiment 1776 1776 A Colonel for a short duration during 1776.
DeMalmedy, François NC Light Dragoons 1779 1781 Feb. 1779, Colonel/Commandant of NC State Troops.  2/11/1781, given command of a new regiment of ~300 Light Horse raised in the Hillsborough District. After the battle of Eutaw Springs, killed in a duel by Maj. Smith Snead (VA) at Camden, SC. Stono Ferry (SC), Siege of Savannah (GA), Siege of Charleston (SC), Fishing Creek (SC), Ramsey's Mill, Eutaw Springs (SC).
DePlacer, Chariol French Refugees Regiment 1778 1778 April - August, 1778.  Tried to raise a new regiment of Frenchmen from the two Carolinas and the West Indies.  Could not assemble enough men.  aka Monsieur Chariol.
Dickerson, John Granville County Regiment 1780 1780 Earlier a Captain in the NC Light Dragoons (State Troops).  A Colonel in the Granville County Regiment of Militia during 1780, then he became very ill and resigned. Polk's Mill.
Dickson, Joseph Lincoln County Regiment 1781 1783 Was a Captain and a Major. 2/4/1781, when Col. William Graham was removed, he took over. aka Joseph Dixon. Haw River.
Dougan, James Randolph County Regiment 1782 1783 Was an Ensign, a Lieutenant, a Major, and a Lt. Colonel. 1782, a Colonel in the Randolph County Regiment of Militia.
Dougan, Thomas Randolph County Regiment 1783 1783 Was a Captain and a Major.  1783, a Colonel in the Randolph County Regiment of Militia.
Dudley, Guilford NC Light Horse Regiment 1781 1782 Was a Major and a Lt. Colonel. 5/22/1781, a Colonel commissioned by BG John Butler (Hillsborough District Brigade).  In the NC Light Horse Regiment.  Took over when Col. James Read had to return home on 4/26/1781. Sawney's Creek (SC), Legat's Bridge.
Eatherton, Jeptha Northampton County Regiment 1780 1783 Was a Major and a Lt. Colonel. 3Q '80, a full Colonel. Served until the end of the war. Little Lynches Creek (SC), Camden (SC).
Eaton, Charles Rust Granville County Regiment 1781 1783 Was a Lt. Colonel. 4Q '81, a full Colonel until the end of the war.
Eaton, Pinketham Halifax County Regiment 1781 1781 A Major in the NC Continental Line assigned to Act as a full Colonel over the Halifax County Regiment of Militia during the battle of Guilford Court House. Back to Major in NC Continental Line. Guilford Court House.
Eaton, Thomas Bute County Regiment 1776 1781 5/13/1776, a Colonel of Militia to replace Col. Philemon Hawkins, Jr., who resigned. 1779 in Warren County.  1781, a Brigadier General (Pro Tempore). Then back to full Colonel. Briar Creek (GA).
Eaton, William Northampton County Regiment 1776 1780 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Allen Jones.  4/22/1776, promoted to Colonel/Commandant.  
Edmunds, Howell Northampton County Regiment 1780 1780 Was a Major.  1780, a Colonel in the Northampton County Regiment of Militia.
Emmett, James Cumberland County Regiment 1781 1783 First, a Captain in the Hillsborough District Minutemen. Then a Captain and a Major in the NC Continental Line. 1/31/1781, appointed Colonel of Cumberland County Regiment.  Also Superintendent Commissary of the Wilmington District.  Captured at Cumberland County Courthouse, apparently paroled. Served until the end of the war. Cumberland County Courthouse.
Exum, Benjamin Dobbs County Regiment 1776 1783 Was a Captain. 1776-1779, a full Colonel in the Dobbs County Regiment of Militia. 1779-1783, a full Colonel in the Wayne County Regiment of Militia. 6/2/1780, Colonel/Commandant of the newly-created 2nd NC Regiment of Militia for three months. Then back to Colonel in Wayne County Regiment of Militia. Little Lynches Creek (SC), Camden (SC).
Folsome, Ebenezer Cumberland County Regiment 1776 1776 4/22/1776, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Alexander McAllister. 5/7/1776, a full Colonel, replacing Alexander McAllister who resigned. 12/6/1776, relieved of command. Court-Martialed, acquitted of all charges. Did not return to active duty. From what is now Harnett County.  
Glasgow, James Dobbs County Regiment 1777 1780 A full Colonel twice.  2Q '77 to 2Q '78 and 2Q '79 to 4Q '80.
Gorham, James Pitt County Regiment 1781 1783 Was a Major.  2Q 1781, a full Colonel.  Served until the end of the war. Peacock's Bridge, Kingston #2.
Graham, William Tryon County Regiment 1775 1781 9/9/1775, a Colonel in Militia. 1779, a Colonel in the Lincoln County Regiment. Too ill for battle of Kings Mountain, SC. Court Martialed for taking a bribe, relieved of command in February of 1781. Born 1742 in Augusta County, VA.  Great Cane Brake (SC), Snow Campaign (SC), Moore's Creek Bridge, Cherokee Expedition 1776, Cross Creek, Graham's Fort, Thicketty Fort (SC), Wofford's Iron Works (SC).
Gregory, Isaac Second Pasquotank County Regiment 1776 1779 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. John Lowery. 12/22/1775, Colonel/Commandant of the newly-created 2nd Pasquotank County Regiment. 5/9/1777, Colonel/Commandant of the newly-created Camden County Regiment. 5/15/1779, a Brigadier General. From what is now Camden County.
Gregory, John Camden County Regiment 1779 1783 Was a Major. 1779, a Colonel in the Camden County Regiment of Militia. Served until the end of the war.
Hampton, Andrew Rutherford County Regiment 1779 1781 A Captain in the Militia during 1775-1776.  4/22/1776, a Lt. Colonel.  1779, a full Colonel over the Rutherford County Regiment of Militia. 1781, elected Sheriff of Rutherford County.  From what is now Polk County.   Stono Ferry (SC), Siege of Charleston (SC), Thicketty Fort (SC), Earle's Ford (SC), Cane Creek, Kings Mountain (SC), Blackstocks (SC).
Harden, Joseph Greene County Regiment 1783 1783 First a Major in the Salisbury District Minutemen.  Moved to Tryon (what is now Rutherford) County and created a company of Light Horse (Militia).  11/25/1776, a Captain in the new 2nd Battalion of Volunteers under Col. Francis Locke.  2/12/1779, a Major again, in Wilkes County.  May 1783, appointed Colonel/ Commandant of newly-created county of Greene County.
Harney, Selby 3rd NC Regiment 1783 1783 Was a Major and a Lt. Colonel.  9/30/1783, a full Colonel.
Harper, Jeduthan Chatham County Regiment 1781 1783 Was a Lt. Colonel. A full Colonel after the death of Col. John Luttrell. Served until the end of the war. Born on 11/15/1736. W19734.
Harrington, Henry William Richmond County Regiment 1779 1780 First, a Captain in SC militia.  Moved to NC.  A Captain in Anson County Regiment.  11/25/1779, commissioned as Colonel to lead the Militia in the newly created Richmond County.  July 1780, a Brigadier General (Pro Tempore). Resigned in Nov. 1780. Siege of Charleston (SC)(POW).
Harris, Robert Granville County Regiment 1776 1778 1776, a Colonel in the Granville County Regiment of Militia.  1778, a state Senator from Granville County.
Harvey, Miles Perquimans County Regiment 1775 1776 9/9/1775, a Colonel in Militia. He died on 12/12/1776.
Harvey, Thomas Perquimans County Regiment 1776 1783 Was a Major. 11/13/1778, a known Colonel over Perquimans County. 3/8/1780, a known Colonel of Militia - in bad health.  Served until the end of the war.
Hawkins, Philemon Jr. Bute County Regiment 1776 1776 April 1776, raised a regiment of Militia.  Appointed to command a new regiment of Militia, but declined.  Resigned from active duty in early May 1776. Replaced by Col. Thomas Eaton.  1779, a Lt. Colonel in Warren County Regiment until the end of the war.
Haynes, Andrew Northampton County Regiment 1781 1783 1781, a Colonel in the Northampton County Regiment of Militia. Served until the end of the war. Guilford Court House.
Haynes, Herbert Warren County Regiment 1779 1783 1779, a Colonel in the Warren County Regiment of Militia. 7/15/1781, being investigated for a Court Martial. Served until the end of the war.  Briar Creek (GA), Guilford Court House.
Haywood, William Edgecombe County Regiment 1775 1776 9/9/1775, a Colonel in Militia. Died 1779.
Herndon, Benjamin Wilkes County Regiment 1781 1783 Was a Lieutenant, a Captain and a Major. 1781, a Colonel when Benjamin Cleveland went to the NC State Legislature. Served until the end of the war. aka Benjamin Harrington, Benjamin Hearn, or Benjamin Herren. Cherokee Expedition 1782.
Herritage, John NC State Regiment 1779 1779 Earlier, a Lieutenant and a Captain in the 2nd NC Regiment. Jan.-Oct. 1779, Commander of the NC State Regiment (State Troops).
Hicks, ? Anson County Regiment 1779 1783 1779, a Colonel in the Anson County Regiment of Militia. Served until the end of the war. Camden (SC), Guilford Court House.
Hill, Whitmell Martin County Regiment 1778 1783 4/24/1778, took over Martin County Regiment of Militia after the resignation of Col. William Williams, who took his seat as a NC State Senator.  He too had to resign on 8/12/1778 since he was elected as a delegate to the Continental Congress.  Back in service in 1781 until the end of the war. Guilford Court House.
Hinton, James Wake County Regiment 1780 1780 A Captain and a Lt. Colonel under Col. John Hinton (his father).  1780, briefly Colonel/Commandant of the Wake County Regiment.
Hinton, John Sr. Wake County Regiment 1775 1778 9/9/1775, a Colonel in Militia.  Resigned in August 1778.   Moore's Creek Bridge.
Hinton, John Jr. Wake County Regiment 1778 1783 8/17/1778, a full Colonel, replacing his father. Fall of 1781, in the Wilmington Expedition. Served until the end of the war. Siege of Charleston 1780 (SC).
Hogan, John Orange County Regiment 1775 1776 9/9/1775, a Colonel in Militia.  Resigned in April 1776. Moore's Creek Bridge.
Hogun, James 7th NC Regiment 1776 1779 Was a Major in the Halifax County Regiment.  Commissioned 11/26/1776.  Early 1778, the 7th NC Regiment was disbanded due to low numbers.  Col. James Hogun sent back to NC to aid in recruiting.  August 1778, 7th NC Regiment reinstated with over 600 men, returned to New York - folded into 3rd NC Regiment.  Promoted to Brigadier General on January 9, 1779.   Brandywine Creek (PA), Germantown (PA).
Holmes, Robert Burke County Regiment 1781 1783 Was a Captain. 2Q '81, a full Colonel in the Burke County Regiment of Militia. Served until the end of the war.
Howe, Robert 2nd NC Regiment 1775 1776 First, Colonel/Commandant of Brunswick County Militia.  Early made commander of 2nd NC Regiment (9/1/1775), first Provincial Troops, then Continental troops.  Promoted to Brigadier General (3/1/1776 - another source says 4/10/1776) then Major General.  From Brunswick County, NC. Great Bridge (VA), Ft. Johnston #1, Norfolk (VA). 
Hunter, Thomas Nash County Regiment 1780 1783 Was a Major and a Lt. Colonel.  1Q 1780, a full Colonel.  Served until the end of the war.
Irwin, Robert Mecklenburg County Regiment 1778 1783 Was a Captain and a Lt. Colonel. 1778, a Colonel in the Mecklenburg County Regiment of Militia. Served until the end of the war. Rocky Mount (SC), Hanging Rock (SC).
Isaacs, Elijah Wilkes County Regiment 1778 1783 Was a Captain and a Major. Summer of 1776, built Fort Isaacs at the head of the Yadkin River.  1778, a full Colonel. Wounded and taken prisoner at the battle of Fishing Creek, SC (8/18/1780), taken to St. Augustine, exchanged July 1781. Served until the end of the war. aka Elisha Isaacs. Fishing Creek (SC), Cox's Mill #3.
Isaacs, Samuel Guilford County Regiment 1781 1783 1781, a Colonel in the Guilford County Regiment of Militia. Fall of 1781, in the Wilmington Expedition. Served until the end of the war.
Jarvis, Samuel Currituck County Regiment 1775 1783 9/9/1775, a Colonel in Militia.  6/5/1780, a known Colonel of the 1st NC Regiment of Militia under BG Isaac Gregory. Served until the end of the war. Camden (SC).
Johnston, Jonas Edgecombe County Regiment 1778 1779 Was a Major.  Mortally wounded at Stono Ferry, SC on 6/20/1779, died on the way home. Briar Creek (GA), Stono Ferry (SC).
Jones, Abraham Hyde County Regiment 1779 1783 1779, a Colonel in the Hyde County Regiment of Militia. Served until the end of the war.
Jones, Allen Northampton County Regiment 1775 1776 9/9/1775, a Colonel in Militia.  5/4/1776, Brigadier General of the newly-created Halifax District Brigade of Militia.  Moore's Creek Bridge.
Kenan, James Duplin County Regiment 1775 1783 9/9/1775, a Colonel in Militia. 1781, a Brigadier General (Pro Tempore) for a short duration. Then back to full Colonel until the end of the war. Moore's Creek Bridge, Stono Ferry (SC), Heron's Bridge, Cohera Swamp, Myhand's Bridge #2, Portevent's Mill.
Lamb, Gideon 6th NC Regiment 1777 1778 Started out as a Major, then a Lt. Colonel.  Became commander of 6th NC Regiment (1/26/1777) after Col. Lillington resigned.  Regiment folded into the 1st NC Regiment on 6/1/1778.   He returned home on 6/1/1778.  Summer and Fall of 1778, was charged to assemble the Eastern "New Levies" and get them ready to march northward asap.  Spent much of his time in 1780 and 1781 rounding up deserters.  Accepted 1/2 pay in Jan. 1781 to retire, but kept working until his health fell apart.  Died 11/8/1781.  From what is now Camden County, NC. Brandywine Creek (PA), Germantown (PA).
Latham, Rotheas Hyde County Regiment 1775 1779 9/9/1775, a Colonel in Militia.  Resigned 2Q 1779.
Leech, Joseph Craven County Regiment 1775 1775 9/9/1775, a Colonel in Militia until 10/25/1775, when he resigned. On 4/29/1780, the NC General Assembly appointed him as the State's Commissary of Prisoners, a position he held until 4/12/1783.
Lewis, Exum Edgecombe County Regiment 1776 1783 4/22/1776, a Colonel in Militia.  Replaced Col. William Haywood. Served until the end of the war.
Lewis, Joel Surry County Regiment 1781 1783 Was a Captain in Militia.  1781-1782, Major in NC State Regiment.  5/5/1783, NC General Assembly back dated a promotion to Colonel and Commandant of the NC State Regiment as of Benjamin Williams's resignation on 11/5/1781. NC State Regiment was disbanded on 1/10/1783. Weitzell's Mill.
Lillington, John Alexander Wilmington District Minutemen 1776 1777 9/1/1775, Colonel/Commandant of the Wilmington District Minutemen.  April 15, 1776, commissioned a Colonel, commander of the 6th NC Regiment.  Resigned 12/31/1776 citing ill health.  2/12/1779, a Brigadier General in NC Militia.  From New Hanover County, NC. Moore's Creek Bridge.
Little, John Montgomery County Regiment 1779 1783 1779, a Colonel in the Montgomery County Regiment of Militia. Served until the end of the war. aka John Lytle.
Locke, Francis First Rowan County Regiment 1776 1783 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Griffith Rutherford.   12/21/1775, promoted to Colonel/Commandant of 1st Rowan County Regiment.  11/23/1776, Colonel/Commandant of the newly-created 2nd Battalion of Volunteers.  April 1777, Colonel/Commandant of the Rowan County Regiment of Militia. Served until the end of the war. Cherokee Expedition 1776, Briar Creek (GA), Stono Ferry (SC), Ramseur's Mill, Little Lynches Creek (SC), Camden (SC), Grant's Creek, Guilford Court House.
Locke, Matthew Rowan County Regiment 1775 1783 1775, a full Colonel. Served until the end of the war. Cherokee Expedition 1776.
Lofton, William Montgomery County Regiment 1779 1783 Was a Captain. 1779, a Colonel in the Montgomery County Regiment of Militia. Fall of 1781, in the Wilmington Expedition. Served until the end of the war. aka William Loftin, William Loften. Cowan's Ford, Guilford Court House.
Long, James Tyrrell County Regiment 1779 1783 Earlier, a Major and a Lt. Colonel. A known Colonel on 1/17/1780. Served until the end of the war.
Long, Nicholas Halifax District Minutemen 1775 1783 First, the Colonel/Commandant of the Halifax District Minutemen.  5/7/1776, appointed as Deputy Quartermaster General (DQMG) for the Southern Department.  His HQ was at Halifax, NC.  Retained this position until the end of the war. Great Bridge (VA), Roanoke (VA).
Lord, William Brunswick County Regiment 1777 1778 Was a Lt. Colonel.  Aug. 1777, promoted when Parker Quince Resigned.   Resigned in August 1778.
Lowery, John Pasquotank County Regiment 1775 1776 9/9/1775, a Colonel in Militia.
Luttrell, John Chatham County Regiment 1781 1781 Was a Lt. Colonel in NC Continental Line then in NC Militia. 1781, a Colonel in the Chatham County Regiment of Militia. Killed on 9/13/1781 at the battle of Lindley's Mill. Little Raft Swamp, Lindley's Mill (killed).
Lytle, George Hertford County Regiment 1780 1781 Was a Major.  3/30/1780, a known full Colonel.  Resigned in January 1781, replaced by George Wynns.  POW when David Fanning took Hillsborough on 9/12/1781.  aka George Little. Hillsborough.
Martin, Alexander 2nd NC Regiment 1776 1777 Took over April 10, 1776.  Resigned Nov. 22, 1777 after being cleared of all charges stemming from the battle of Brandywine Creek, PA. Ft. Moultrie #1 (SC), Brandywine Creek (PA), Germantown (PA)
Martin, James Guilford County Regiment 1776 1782 Was a Lt. Colonel. 4/22/1776, a Colonel in Militia.  Also from 1777-1782.  Resigned 5/15/1782. Born 5/21/1742 in Hunterdon County, NJ. Cherokee Expedition 1776, Guilford Court House.
Matthews, Thomas Cumberland County Regiment 1776 1780 4Q 1776 to 4Q 1780, a Colonel in the Cumberland County Regiment of Militia.
McAllister, Alexander Cumberland County Regiment 1776 1776 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Thomas Rutherford.  4/22/1776, promoted to Colonel/Commandant.  Resigned within two weeks. 
McDowell, Charles Burke County Regiment 1777 1781 Was a Captain and a Lt. Colonel in the 2nd Rowan County Regiment. 5/9/1777, Colonel/Commandant of the newly-created Burke County Regiment. Fall of 1781, in the Wilmington Expedition.  5/17/1782, a Brigadier General. McDowell's Station, Stono Ferry (SC), Earle's Ford (SC), Cane Creek, Cowpens (SC).
McDowell, Joseph Burke County Regiment 1782 1783 Was a Major and a Lt. Colonel. 5/17/1782, a full Colonel over the Burke County Regiment of Militia. Seved until the end of the war. Cherokee Expedition 1782.
McLean, Charles Lincoln County Regiment 1779 1775, a Lt. Colonel in Tryon County.  1776, a Major in the 4th NC Regiment.  1779, a full Colonel in Lincoln County.
Mebane, Alexander Orange County Regiment 1776 1780 1776-1780, a Colonel in the Orange County Regiment of Militia. Then a Brigadier General. aka Alexander Maben, Alexander Mayben.
Medlock, Charles Anson County Regiment 1776 1783 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Samuel Spencer.  4/22/1776, promoted to Colonel of Anson County Regiment.  6/6/1778, a known Colonel (letter in State Records).  1779, Colonel in the Richmond County Regiment of Militia. Served until the end of th war.
Mitchell, George Onslow County Regiment 1780 1783 Was a Captain and a Major.  A Colonel upon the death of Henry Rhodes in 1780. Served until the end of the war. Heron's Bridge.
Montgomery, Hugh First Rowan County Regiment 1776 1777 11/23/1776, Colonel/Commandant of Militia.
Moore, Alfred Brunswick County Regiment 1777 1782 Was a Captain in the 1st NC Regiment.  1777-1782, a Colonel in the Brunswick County Regiment of Militia. On 5/3/1782, he is elected as the State's new Attorney General. 
Moore, James Bertie County Regiment 1779 1783 5/15/1779, Colonel/ Commandant of Militia. Served until the end of the war.
Moore, James Duplin County Regiment 1778 1781 Was a Major.  2Q 1778, a full Colonel.
Moore, James 1st NC Regiment 1775 1776 8/21/1775, Colonel over 1st NC Regiment (Provincial Troops). 11/28/1775, Colonel over 1st NC Regiment (Continental Troops).  4/10/1776, a Brigadier General.  From Brunswick County, NC.  Born in 1737 in New Hanover (what would become Brunswick) County, NC. Brunswick Town #1.
Moore, Risdel Guilford County Regiment 1779 1780 1779-1780, a Colonel in the Guilford County Regiment of Militia.
Moore, William Caswell County Regiment 1777 1782 Was a Lt. Colonel.  1777, a Colonel in the Caswell County Regiment of Militia. 1781, in the NC State Legislature. Resigned 5/12/1782.  S183. Stono Ferry (SC), Rugeley's Mill #2 (SC), Haw River (wounded), Clapp's Mill #1, Whitesell's Mill, Guilford Court House.
Neale, Christopher Craven County Regiment 1776 1778 3Q 1776 to 3Q 1778, Colonel/Commandant of the Craven County Regiment of Militia.
Oldham, George Caswell County Regiment 1783 1783 Was a Captain and a Major. 5/1/1783, Colonel/Commandant of the Caswell County Regiment of Militia.
O'Neal, William Orange County Regiment 1780 1783 Was a Captain and Major. 1780, a Colonel in the Orange County Regiment of Militia. Served until the end of the war.
Osborne, Adlai Second Rowan County Regiment 1775 1776 10/22/1775, a Colonel in the Militia.  Resigned by April 1776. Replaced by Christopher Beekman.
Outlaw, Alexander Greene County Regiment 1783 1783 Was a Captain, a QM, a Major, and a Lt. Colonel in the Washington County Regiment. 4/26/1783, Colonel/Commandant of the newly-created Greene County Regiment of Militia.
Owen, Thomas Bladen County Regiment 1776 1783 Was a Major. 1776-1781, a Colonel in the Bladen County Regiment of Militia. Served until the end of the war. Little Lynches Creek (SC), Camden (SC), Tory Hole, Brown Marsh, Raft Swamp, Evacuation of Wilmington.
Nash, Francis 1st NC Regiment 1776 1777 Took over April 10, 1776.  A Brigadier General on Feb. 5, 1777.  From Orange County, NC. Ft. Moultrie #1 (SC).
Patten, John 2nd NC Regiment 1777 1783 Took over when Col. Alexander Martin resigned 11/22/1777.  Early 1778, the 4th NC Regiment folded into 2nd NC Regiment.   Surrendered 301 men at Charleston.  POW at the Fall of Charleston, held until 11/26/1782.  March 1782, on paper as the leader of the 2nd NC Regiment, even though still in captivity.  Retired 1/1/1783. Monmouth (NJ), Near West Point (NY), Siege of Charleston 1780 (SC).
Peasley, John Guilford County Regiment 1780 1781 9/9/1775, a Major under Col. Ransom Sutherland.  12/18/1775, a Major under Col. Griffith Rutherford (Salisbury District Minutemen).  4/22/1776, promoted to Lt. Colonel under Col. James Martin. 1780, a Colonel in the Guilford County Regiment of Militia. aka John Paisley. Little Lynches Creek (SC), Camden (SC), McAlpine Creek, Clapp's Mill #1, New Garden Meeting House, Guilford Court House.
Perkins, Solomon Currituck County Regiment 1777 1779 Was a Captain and a Lt. Colonel. 1777, a Colonel in the Currituck County Regiment of Militia. Died in 1779. Briar Creek (GA).
Person, William Bute County Regiment 1775 1776 9/9/1775, a Colonel in Militia.  
Phifer, Caleb Second Mecklenburg County Regiment 1780 1783 Was a Captain and a Lt. Colonel. Oct. 1779, Colonel/Commandant over the newly-created 2nd Mecklenburg County Regiment, eliminated in 3Q 1780. 4Q 1780, a full Colonel in the Mecklenburg County Regiment. Possibly in the Wilmington Expedition in the Fall of 1781. Served until the end of the war.
Polk, Thomas Mecklenburg County Regiment 1775 1781 9/9/1775, Colonel of Mecklenburg County Regiment.  4/15/1776, commander of 4th NC Regiment.  6/1/1778, it was folded into the 2nd NC Regiment, and Col. Thomas Polk sent back to NC to aid in recruiting - he resigned on 6/26/1778.  Later appointed as Commissary General of the Southern Department, resigned late 1780.  Great Cane Brake (SC), Snow Campaign (SC), Moore's Creek Bridge, Ft. George - Bald Head Island, Brandywine Creek (PA), Germantown (PA).
Porter, Robert Rutherford County Regiment 1781 1783 Was a Captain, a Major, and a Lt. Colonel. 1/31/1781, Colonel/ Commandant. Served until the end of the war. aka Robin Porter. 
Pugh, Thomas Bertie County Regiment 1778 1780 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Thomas Whitmell.  Colonel when Whitmell resigned in August of 1778.  
Purviance, William New Hanover County Regiment 1775 1776 9/9/1775, a Colonel in Militia.  Ft. Johnston #3.
Quince, Parker Brunswick County Regiment 1776 1777 6/8/1776, a Colonel in Militia.  Resigned in 1777.
Ramsey, Ambrose Chatham County Regiment 1775 1783 9/9/1775, a Colonel in Militia.  A Colonel in the Militia during 1780.  Spring of 1781, a Brigadier General (Pro Tempore) at the battle of Guilford Court House.  Back to Colonel. POW at the battle of Chatham Court House on 7/17/1781, sent to Wilmington.  Served until the end of the war. Moore's Creek Bridge, Chatham Court House.
Read, James NC Light Horse Regiment 1781 1782 Was an Ensign, a Lieutenant, and a Captain in the 1st NC Regiment.  Jan. 30, 1781, given command of the new NC Light Horse Regiment, first as a Major, then a full Colonel.  Some considered this unit to be Militia, some as State Troops. New Garden Meeting House, Guilford Court House, Hobkirk's Hill (SC), Hillsborough (POW).
Reddick, Kadar Gates County Regiment 1779 1783 1779, Colonel/Commandant of the Gates County Regiment of Militia. Served until the end of the war.
Rhodes, Henry Onslow County Regiment 1777 1780 Was a Lt. Colonel. 4Q 1777, a full Colonel.  Died in 1780.
Robeson, Thomas Jr. Bladen County Regiment 1775 1781 9/9/1775, a Colonel in Militia.  Resigned 10/19/1779.  Returned to active duty in 1781, possibly as a Captain, but everyone still called him Colonel.  aka Thomas Robinson, Jr.  Moore's Creek Bridge, Stewart's Creek #2, Beatti's Bridge, Tory Hole, Brown Marsh.
Rogers, Michael Wake County Regiment 1778 1783 Was a Captain and a Lt. Colonel.  Appointed by NC Gen. Assy on 4/30/1778. Served until the end of the war.
Rose, William Halifax County Regiment 1781 1781, the Wagon Master General with rank of full Colonel.
Routledge, Thomas Duplin County Regiment 1782 1783 Was a Major and a Lt. Colonel. Served until the end of the war.
Rowan, Robert Cumberland County Regiment 1778 1780 First, a Captain in NC Continental Line. April to August 1778, Colonel/Commandant of Militia.  Apparently reinstated in the 2nd half of 1780, when Philip Alston was a POW at the Fall of Charleston.  12/26/1780, known to be Clothier General for the state of NC. 
Russell, William Hyde County Regiment 1779 1780 Was a Major in 1775.  A known Colonel in 1779 and on 5/24/1780.  6/30/1779, wrote a letter to Gov. R. Caswell. Resigned 8/8/1780.
Rutherford, Griffith Rowan County Regiment 1775 1776 9/9/1775, a Colonel in Militia.  Dec. 18, 1775, Provincial Council resolved that Salisbury District to raise two regiments of Minutemen.  Polk and Rutherford.  5/4/1776, a Brigadier General. Ninety-Six 1775 (SC), Great Cane Brake (SC), Snow Campaign (SC), Moore's Creek Bridge.
Rutherford, Thomas Cumberland County Regiment 1775 1776 9/9/1775, a Colonel in Militia.  A Loyalist, didn't last very long in the Patriot Militia.
Salter, John Pitt County Regiment 1780 1781 Was a Captain. Colonel when John Simpson promoted to BG (Pro Tempore). aka John Saulter.
Saunders, James Northern Orange County Regiment 1776 1783 Earlier a Captain in the Hillsborough District Minutemen. 4/22/1776, a Colonel/Commandant.  5/9/1777, Colonel of the newly created Caswell County Regiment.  Served until the end of the war. Briar Creek (GA).
Seawell, Benjamin Franklin County Regiment 1779 1783 First a Captain.  A Colonel in the Militia 1779-1783.  
Selby, Burridge Hutchins Hyde County Regiment 1782 1783 2/7/1782, Colonel/Commander of the Hyde County Regiment of Militia.
Sevier, John Washington County Regiment 1781 1783 Was a Captain and a Commissary in VA Militia, then a Lt. Colonel in the Washington District Regiment of Militia. Took over when Col. John Carter died. Served until the end of the war. Kings Mountain (SC), Boyd's Creek (TN), Tuckasegee (TN), Moccasin Creek (TN), Moncks Corner #4 (SC), Cherokee Expedition 1782, Lookout Moutain (TN).
Sharpe, Edward Randolph County Regiment 1782 1783 A Colonel after Col. Andrew Balfour murdered. Served until the end of the war.
Sharpe, William Second Rowan County Regiment 1776 1781 1776-1777, in 2nd Rowan Regiment of Militia. 1777 in the Burke County Regiment of Militia. Served through 1Q 1781, succeeded by Robert Holmes. Cherokee Expedition 1776.
Shelby, Evan Washington County Regiment 1776 1783 First a Major in the VA Militia. Then, a Colonel in the Washington District Regiment, which was renamed the Washington County Regiment of Militia. Served until the end of the war. Chickamauga Towns (TN).
Shelby, Isaac Sullivan County Regiment 1779 1783 First in VA Militia. Then, a Lieutenant, a Captain, and a Major in the Washington County Regiment of Militia.  October 30, 1779, Colonel/ Commandant in the Sullivan County Regiment of Militia. Served until the end of the war. Born 12/11/1750 in Hagerstown, MD. Thicketty Fort (SC), Wofford's Iron Works (SC), Musgrove's Mill (SC), Kings Mountain (SC), Hudson's Ferry (SC), Fair Lawn Plantation (SC), Moncks Corner #4 (SC).
Sheppard, Abraham Dobbs County Regiment 1777 1778 9/9/1775, a Colonel in Militia.  11/23/1776, Colonel/ Commandant of the newly-created 1st Battalion of Volunteers, which was disbanded on 4/10/1777.  4/17/1777, Colonel/ Commandant of the 10th NC Regiment.  Retired on 6/1/1778.  aka Abraham Shepard. Moore's Creek Bridge.
Sheppard, John Wayne County Regiment 1779 1783 Was a Captain, Major, and Lt. Colonel in Dobbs County Regiment of Militia.  Oct. 1779, a full Colonel til the end of the war. aka John Shepherd. Siege of Charleston (SC).
Simpson, John Pitt County Regiment 1775 1783 9/9/1775, a Colonel in Militia.  Re-appointed 4/22/1776. Aug. 1780, a Brigadier General (Pro Tempore) for very short period of time. Then, back to Colonel. Served until the end of the war.
Sitgreaves, John Craven County Regiment 1779 1783 1779, a Colonel in the Craven County Regiment of Militia. 1780, on staff to Maj. Gen. Richard Caswell during the Camden, SC expedition. Served until the end of the war. Little Lynches Creek (SC), Camden (SC). 
Smith, David Cumberland County Regiment 1776 1779 Was a Major and a Lt. Colonel. 8/6/1776, Colonel in the Cumberland County Regiment. Resigned/retired in April of 1778, then re-appointed temporarily in Feb. 1779, while Col. Philip Alston in SC/GA. Apparently back again during 1781 for short time.
Smith, John Johnston County Regiment 1779 1783 Was a Major and a Lt. Colonel.  Known Colonel 2/11/1779 and 6/9/1779.  Served until the end of the war. 
Smith, Robert NC State Legion Regiment 1781 1782 Earlier, a Lieutenant and a Captain in the NC Continentals, retired on 11/4/1778.  1780, a Lt. Colonel in the Lincoln County Regiment of Militia.  Aug. 1781, a Colonel of the new NC State Legion under Brig. Gen. Griffith Rutherford.  Brick House, Evacuation of Wilmington.
Smith, Samuel Granville County Regiment 1778 1779 Was a Major and a Lt. Colonel.  5/6/1778, commissioned.  6/6/1778, a known Colonel. Resigned on 10/19/1779.
Spencer, Samuel Anson County Regiment 1775 1776 9/9/1775, a Colonel in Militia.  Resigned in Feb. 1776.  Later, a NC Superior Court Justice.
Spicer, John Onslow County Regiment 1779 1783 Earlier, a Paymaster in the 2nd NC Regiment. 1779, a Colonel in the Onslow County Regiment of Militia. Served until the end of the war.
Sumner, Jethro 3rd NC Regiment 1776 1779 Was a Major in the Halifax District Minutemen 1775-1776. Commissioned on April 15, 1776. 9/3/1776, leave of absence, duration unknown. Early 1778, the 5th NC Regiment folded into the 3rd NC Regiment, Jethro Sumner given command. Promoted to Brigadier General on 1/9/1779. From Bute (later Warren) County.   Ft. Moultrie #1 (SC), Brandywine Creek (PA), Germantown (PA), Monmouth (NJ).
Sutherland, Ransom Guilford County Regiment 1775 1776 9/9/1775, a Colonel in Militia.
Taylor, Joseph Granville County Regiment 1775 1783 9/9/1775, a Colonel in Militia. Served until the end of the war. Moore's Creek Bridge, Guilford Court House.
Taylor, Philip Mounted Volunteers Regiment 1780 1780 1776-1780, a Captain in the 6th NC Regiment and 5th NC Regiment. Aug. 1780, a known Colonel over the newly-created Mounted Volunteers until December 1780. Sep. '81, chose to serve as a Private under Capt. William Smith in the Wilmington Expedition. Polk's Mill.
Thackston, James Hillsborough District Minutemen 1775 1776 9/9/1775, a Colonel of the Minutemen.  4/15/1776, a Lt. Colonel in the 4th NC Regiment.  Later helped manage the Orange County Regiment of Militia after he left the Continental Line. Moore's Creek Bridge.
Thompson, William Carteret County Regiment 1775 1779 9/9/1775, a Colonel in Militia.  Also 1778 and 1779.  aka William Thomas, William Thomson. 
Tilman, John Craven County Regiment 1778 1783 Was a Major.  1778, a Colonel in the Craven County Regiment of Militia. Served until the end of the war. aka John Tilghman.
Tinnen, Hugh Orange County Regiment 1779 1783 Was a Captain, a Major, and a Lt. Colonel. 1779, a full Colonel in the Orange County Regiment of Militia. Served until the end of the war. Siege of Charleston (SC)(POW).
Vail, Edward Edenton District Minutemen 1775 1776 9/9/1775, a Colonel of the Minutemen.  Early 1776, a Brigadier General of Militia.  From Chowan County.
Wade, Thomas Salisbury District Minutemen 1775 1783 9/9/1775, a Colonel of the Minutemen.  3/2/1776, a Colonel in the Anson County Regiment, taking over from Samuel Spencer who resigned.  Served until the end of the war. Briar Creek (GA), Cole's Bridge #2, Piney Bottom Creek, Beatti's Bridge, Richmond & Cumberland Counties, Little Raft Swamp, Lindley's Mill.
Walker, John Tryon County Regiment 1775 1775 Colonel/Commandant of Militia. From Rutherford County (what is now Polk County).
Ward, Anthony New Hanover County Regiment 1777 1779 Was a Major and a Lt. Colonel. 1777-1779, Colonel over the New Hanover County Regiment of Militia.
Ward, Enoch Carteret County Regiment 1780 1783 1776-1777, was a Captain of an independent company. 1780, a Colonel in the Carteret County Regiment of Militia. Served until the end of the war. Beaufort.
Weldon, Samuel Halifax County Regiment 1778 1778 Was a Captain, Major, and a Lt. Colonel.  12/23/1776, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Willis Alston.  4/25/1778, a full Colonel when Willis Alston resigned.  Weldon resigned in August 1778.  Some id him as Samuel Wilcock (wrong).
Whitaker, John Halifax County Regiment 1779 1780 Was a Captain, a Major, and a Lt. Colonel.  Commissioned by General Assembly 2/12/1779 to lead the 200 Light Horse of Halifax County. Resigned in Feb. 1780.
Whitmell, Thomas Bertie County Regiment 1775 1778 9/9/1775, a Colonel in Militia.  Resigned in August of 1778.  aka Thomas Whitmill. 
Wiggins, Thomas Martin County Regiment 1778 1783 Was a Major under Col. William Williams. 4/24/1778, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Whitmell Hill. 8/12/1778, a full Colonel when Whitmell Hill resigned to take his seat as a delegate to the Continental Congress. Served until the end of the war.
Williams, Benjamin Johnston County Regiment 1780 1781 Was a Lieutenant and a Captain in the 2nd NC Regiment.  August 1780, on staff to Maj. Gen. Richard Caswell in the Camden, SC expedition. Aug. 1781, Colonel/Commandant of the recreated NC State Regiment.  Resigned on 11/5/1781.   Little Lynches Creek (SC), Camden (SC).
Williams, Hollowell Currituck County Regiment 1776 1777 4/22/1776, a Colonel in Militia.
Williams, John 9th NC Regiment 1776 1778 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. James Thackston in the Hillsborough District Minutemen.  11/26/1776, Colonel/ Commandant of the 9th NC Regiment.  Regiment disbanded on 6/1/1778.  1778, he returned to Caswell County to lead the Militia there.  From Caswell County, NC.  W9147. Brandywine Creek (PA), Germantown (PA).
Williams, John Pugh Bertie County Regiment 1778 1780 Earlier, a Captain in the 5th NC Regiment.  A known full Colonel in Aug. 1780 on staff to Maj. Gen. Richard Caswell.  Later, a BG for 3 days. Briar Creek (GA), Little Lynches Creek (SC), Camden (SC).
Williams, Joseph Surry County Regiment 1776 1783 Was a Lt. Colonel.  1779, led the NC Militia guarding the NC/VA surveyors. From what is now Yadkin County (Surry at the time). Cherokee Expedition 1776, French Broad River, Briar Creek (GA), Richmond Town #2, Guilford Court House.
Williams, William Martin County Regiment 1775 1778 9/9/1775, a Colonel in Militia. Marched to Currituck to put down an insurrection in March of 1776.  Received thanks.  Resigned 4/2/1778 to take his NC Senate seat. 
Wingate, Edward Brunswick County Regiment 1778 1783 Was a Captain and a Major.  7/5/1779, a known Colonel. Served until the end of the war. Hood's Creek, Brown Marsh.
Wynns, Benjamin Hertford County Regiment 1775 1780 9/9/1775, a Colonel in Militia. Served through 1Q 1780, succeeded by George Lytle. Great Bridge (VA).
Wynns, George Hertford County Regiment 1780 1783 Council of State appoints him to replace Col. Matthias Brickell, Jr. on 1/1/1780, pending approval by the NC General Assembly.  Gen. Assy appoints him on 2/3/1781 to replace George Lytle who resigned. Served until the end of the war.
Young, Henry New Hanover County Regiment 1779 1783 Was a Captain, Major, and a Lt. Colonel. Known in Dec. 1779. Known 3/24/1781. Served until the end of the war. Briar Creek (GA), Wilmington #1, Heron's Bridge.


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