The American Revolution in North Carolina

Lt. Colonels
Lt. Colonel First Unit Served In As a Lt. Colonel From To Notes Known Battles/Skirmishes at This Rank
Alexander, Adam Mecklenburg County Regiment 1775 1776 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Thomas Polk.   12/18/1775, transferred to 2nd Batallion of Salisbury District Minutemen under Col. Thomas Polk.  4/22/1776, promoted to Colonel/Commandant. Moore's Creek Bridge.
Alexander, Moses Granville County Regiment 1776 1777 1776-1777, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Robert Harris.
Allen, James Halifax County Regiment 1779 1780 4/22/1776, a Major under Col. Willis Alston.  2/12/1779, a Lt. Colonel under Col. John Whitaker.  1780, a full Colonel.
Alston, Philip Cumberland County Regiment 1778 1778 Was a Major. 2Q '78, a Lt. Colonel.  Promoted to full Colonel in August 1778.
Alston, William Halifax County Regiment 1775 1777 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. John Bradford.  April 15, 1776, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Jethro Sumner (3rd NC Regiment)until Oct. 25, 1777, when he resigned.  Several sources indicate his last name was Ashton, but most assert it was Alston. Brandywine Creek (PA), Germantown (PA).
Anderson, John Sullivan County Regiment 1779 1781 Was a Captain in the Washington County Regiment of Militia. 1779, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Isaac Shelby until 1Q '81.
Armstrong, John 1st Battalion of Militia 1776 1776 5/3/1776, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Thomas Brown. Unit disbanded on 8/13/1776.
Armstrong, John 3rd NC Regiment 1778 1783 Was a Captain in 2nd NC Regiment.  Promoted to Major and transferred to 4th NC Regiment on 10/4/1777.  A Lt. Colonel on 7/17/1778 (back-dated - happened on 7/17/1782).  1780, in militia leading a unit simply called the NC Light Infantry (NC State Troops).  Early 1781, leading a Surry County Regiment attached to BG Andrew Pickens (SC), chasing Lt. Col. Lord Cornwallis.  Mid-1781, commander of the newly-recreated 3rd NC Regiment - at battle of Eutaw Springs (SC).  2/6/1782, back in recreated 4th NC Regiment under Lt. Col. Archibald Lytle.  Resigned on 1/1/1783.
Armstrong, Thomas Cumberland County Regiment 1781 1783 1/31/1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. James Emmett. Served until the end of the war.
Armstrong, William 2nd Rowan County Regiment 1776 1776 1776, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Christopher Beekman for a short duration.
Ashe, John Baptiste 1st NC Regiment 1778 1781 Was a Major.  11/2/1778, a Lt. Colonel.   Later, commanded the newly-recreated 1st NC Regiment of mid-1781.  Resigned after the battle of Eutaw Springs. Eutaw Springs (SC).
Atherton, Jeptha Northampton County Regiment 1776 1780 See Eatherton, Jeptha below -
Barber, John Lincoln County Regiment 1781 1783 Was a Captain and a Major.  A Lt. Colonel after the battle of Cowpens, SC. Served until the end of the war. aka John Barbour.
Barnes, Elias Bladen County Regiment 1781 1783 1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Thomas Brown. Served until the end of the war.
Beattie, Thomas Tryon County Regiment 1776 1776 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 what became Lincoln County.
Beekman, Christopher 2nd Rowan County Regiment 1776 1776 Was a Captain. 1776, a Lt. Colonel of Militia.  4/22/1776, a full Colonel after Adlai Osborne resigned.
Benbury, Thomas Chowan County Regiment 1779 1783 Was a Major.  6/21/1779, a known Lt. Colonel under Col. James Blount.  October 1780, a Brigadier General (Pro Tempore) while BG Isaac Gregory marched westward. Back to Lt. Colonel until the end of the war.
Bledsoe, Anthony Sullivan County Regiment 1781 1783 Earlier a Major in VA Militia and a Major in the Washington County Regiment of Militia. 4Q 1779, a Major in the Sullivan County Regiment of Militia. 2/1/1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Isaac Shelby. 4/26/1783, a full Colonel in the newly-created Greene County Regiment of Militia.
Bloodworth, Thomas New Hanover County Regiment 1781 1783 9/9/1775, a Captain of the Wilmington District Minutemen under Col. John Alexander Lillington.  4/22/1776, a Major under Col. William Purviance (New Hanover County Regiment).  1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Henry Young. Served until the end of the war. aka Thomas Bludworth. Heron's Bridge, Wilmington #2.
Blount, Benjamin Tyrrell County Regiment 1775 1776 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Edward Buncombe.  12/22/1776, a full Colonel, replacing Col. Clement Cook, who resigned.
Blount, Charles Perquimans County Regiment 1779 1783 7/30/1779, commissioned as Lt. Colonel. 11/4/1780, a known Lt. Colonel. Served until the end of the war.
Blount, James Chowan County Regiment 1775 1779 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Thomas Bonner.  6/21/1779, Colonel and Commandant.
Bond, John Nash County Regiment 1780 1783 Was a Captain. 1780, a Lt. Colonel under Col. James Clinch. Served until the end of the war. aka John Bonds.
Bonner, Thomas Jr. Beaufort County Regiment 1775 1778 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. James Bonner.  Took over the regiment as its Colonel - 3Q '78.  aka Thomas Bomer.
Bradford, William Jr. NC State 1778 As a Lt. Colonel, the Deputy Quartermaster General.
Branch, John Halifax County Regiment 1780 1783 1779, a Major under Col. John Whitaker.  2/11/1780, a Lt. Colonel under Col. James Allen. Served until the end of the war.
Brandon, James Rowan County Regiment 1780 1782 Was a Major. 1780-1782, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Francis Locke. May 1, 1782, a full Colonel over the newly-recreated 2nd Rowan Regiment.  aka James Brannon.
Brandon, Matthew Rowan County Regiment 1780 1780 1780, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Francis Locke. Kings Mountain (SC).
Brereford, ? Richmond County Regiment 1781 1783 1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Thomas Crawford. Served until the end of the war.
Brevard, Alexander NC State 1779 1779 A Lieutenant in 4th NC Regiment.  A one-time temporary Lt. Colonel over part of the NC Militia during the battle at Briar Creek in 1779.  1780, a Captain. Briar Creek (GA).
Brevard, Hugh Burke County Regiment 1778 1781 Was a Major. 1778-1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Charles McDowell. At Briar Creek, GA under Col. Francis Locke (Rowan County Regiment). Died in 1781 from Smallpox. Briar Creek (GA), Ramseur's Mill. 
Brewster, Lott 3rd NC Regiment 1777 1778 Was a Major in the 7th NC Regiment.  A Lt. Colonel from 10/25/1777 to 3/15/1778 (resigned).
Brickell, John Franklin County Regiment 1779 1780 1779-1780, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Benjamin Seawell.
Brickell, Matthias Jr. Hertford County Regiment 1775 1779 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Benjamin Wynns.  4/3/1779, a full Colonel.  aka Matthew Brickle, Matthias Brickle.
Brickell, William Franklin County Regiment 1780 1780 Was a Major. 1780, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Benjamin Seawell. In the Camden, SC expedition under Col. Benjamin Exum (2nd NC Regiment of Militia). Late 1780, a full Colonel.  aka William Brickle, William Brittle. Little Lynches Creek (SC), Camden (SC), Charlotte.
Brittain, James 2nd Rowan County Regiment 1776 1776 1776, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Christopher Beekman for a short duration.
Brown, Arthur Bertie County Regiment 1779 1783 Was a Major. 5/15/1779, a Lt. Colonel under Col. James Moore. Served until the end of the war.
Brown, Thomas Bladen County Regiment 1775 1778 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Thomas Robeson, Jr.  Nov. '78, a full Colonel. Born 8/17/1747. Moore's Creek Bridge, Ft. Moultrie #1 (SC).
Bryan, Arthur Johnston County Regiment 1781 1783 Was a Major. 1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. John Smith. Served until the end of the war.
Bryan, John Craven County Regiment 1775 1775 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Joseph Leech. 10/20/1775, promoted to Colonel/Commandant. 
Bryan, William Johnston County Regiment 1775 1776 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Needham Bryan.  4/22/1776, promoted to Colonel/Commandant. Some claim his last name was Bryant. Moore's Creek Bridge.
Burgess, Dempsey 2nd Pasquotank County Regiment 1776 1779 9/9/1775, a Major under Col. John Lowery.  4/22/1776, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Isaac Gregory.  1777, a Lt. Colonel in Camden County Regiment.  5/15/1779, promoted to full Colonel when Isaac Gregory appointed as brigadier general.  From what is now Camden County.
Butler, John Orange County Regiment 1775 1776 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. John Hogan.  4/22/1776, promoted to Colonel/Commandant of Southern Orange County Regiment (new).
Caldwell, Andrew Rowan County Regiment 1780 1780 1780, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Francis Locke for a short duration.
Caldwell, David Rowan County Regiment 1781 1783 Was a Major. 1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Francis Locke. May 1, 1782, a Lt. Colonel in the newly-recreated 2nd Rowan County Regiment.  Served until the end of the war. Cowpens (SC)(wounded), Haw River. 
Campbell, Joshua Camden County Regiment 1779 1783 Was a Major.  7/30/1779, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Dempsey Burgess. Served until the end of the war.
Caswell, Martin Dobbs County Regiment 1776 1783 9/9/1775, a Major under Col. Abraham Shepperd.  4/22/1776, promoted to Lt. Colonel. Served until the end of the war.
Caswell, Richard Jr. Dobbs County Regiment 1779 1781 Was a Major.  Oct. 1779, a Lt. Colonel.  1780, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Benjamin Exum in the newly-created 2nd Regiment of Militia. 1Q 1781, a full Colonel. Little Lynches Creek (SC), Camden (SC).
Childs, Thomas Montgomery County Regiment 1781 1783 Was a Captain. 1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. William Lofton. Many assert he was a full Colonel. Served until the end of the war. Beatti's Bridge (wounded).
Christmas, William Warren County Regiment 1780 1780, a Deputy QM General with the rank of Lt. Colonel.
Clark, Thomas 1st NC Regiment 1776 1777 Promoted to Lt. Col. April 10, 1776.  A Colonel on Feb. 5, 1777. Breach Inlet Naval Battle (SC).
Clinch, Thomas Nash County Regiment 1781 1783 1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. James Clinch. Served until the end of the war.
Clinton, Richard Duplin County Regiment 1775 1783 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. James Kenan. Served until the end of the war. Moore's Creek Bridge.
Cocke, William Greene County Regiment 1783 1783 Was a Captain and a Major in the Sullivan County Regiment of Militia. 4/26/1783, a Lt. Colonel in the newly-created Greene County Regiment of Militia.
Coleman, ? Franklin County Regiment 1780 1783 4Q 1780, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Benjamin Seawell. Served until the end of the war.
Cray, Joseph Scott Onslow County Regiment 1781 1783 3Q 1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. George Mitchell. Served until the end of the war.
Dauge, Dennis Currituck County Regiment 1775 1780 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Samuel Jarvis. Served until mid-1780.
Dauge, Peter 2nd Battalion of Militia 1776 1778 Was a Major in 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.  11/23/1776, Lt. Colonel under Col. Abraham Shepperd (1st Battalion of Volunteers). Dec. 1777, a Lt. Colonel in the 9th NC Regiment when John Luttrell resigned.  Retired on 6/1/1778.  Some sources claim he was In the 10th NC Regiment, but doesn't make sense. 4Q 1779, full Colonel. aka Peter Dozier.
Davenport, William Lincoln County Regiment 1780 1780 1780, a Lt. Colonel under Col. William Graham for a short duration.
Davidson, George Montgomery County Regiment 1781 1783 Was a Major. 1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. William Lofton. Served until the end of the war. Beatti's Bridge.
Davidson, William Lee 5th NC Regiment 1777 1779 Was a Major in the 4th NC Regiment. 10/4/1777, a Lt. Colonel in the 5th NC Regiment. Winter of 1777/1778, a Lt. Col. In 7th NC Regiment under Col. James Hogun.  Transferred to 3rd NC Regiment on 6/1/1778.  1/9/1779, commanded the 1st NC Regiment (should have been promoted to full Colonel, why not unknown).  Dec. 1779, effectively retired. 1780, a Colonel, then a BG (Pro Tempore) of NC Militia.  Resigned 1/1/1781 on half pay.  Killed on 2/1/1781 at Cowan's Ford. Monmouth (NJ).
Davis, Thomas Brunswick County Regiment 1775 1776 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. John Davis. Resigned in June 1776.
Davis, William 1st NC Regiment 1777 1778 Promoted to Lt. Colonel 2/5/1777.  Retired 6/1/1778. Brandywine Creek (PA), Germantown (PA).
Dawson, Levi 8th NC Regiment 1777 1778 Was a Major in the 5th NC Regiment.  Transferred and promoted when Samuel Lockhart resigned (10/19/1777).  Retired on 6/1/1778.
DeBonstetien, LeBaron French Refugees Regiment 1778 1778 A Lt. Colonel under Col. Chariol DePlacer.
DeBrisbourn, ? NC State Cavalry-Western District 1780 1780 1780, a Lt. Colonel under Col. William Richardson Davie. aka ? Brisbane. Charlotte.
DeVane, John Sr. New Hanover County Regiment 1775 1776 Earlier, a Major.  A Lt. Colonel under Col. William Purviance.  Gave up his rank to be a Captain at the battle of Moore's Creek Bridge in the Volunteer Indepdendent Rangers.
Dick, Alexander Warren County Regiment 1779 1780 1779-1780, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Thomas Eaton. Briar Creek (GA).
Dickson, Robert Chatham County Regiment 1776 1779 1776-1779, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Ambrose Ramsey.
Dixon, Henry "Hal" 3rd NC Regiment 1778 1782 5/12/1778, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Jethro Sumner.  1779, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Thomas Clark (5th NC Regiment).  Wounded at Stono Ferry, SC.  11/9/1779, appointed Inspector General of NC Militia.  In the Spring of 1780, Maj. Gen. Richard Caswell convinced BG Jethro Sumner to allow Lt. Col. Henry Dixon to accept a temporary command in the NC Militia - in the Caswell County Regiment.  Retained his commission as Lt. Col. and effectively commanded the 2nd NC Regiment (2/6/1782) since Col. Patten was still in captivity.  From Caswell County, NC.  Died 7/17/1782 in camp at Round O, SC. Monmouth (NJ), Stono Ferry (SC), Little Lynches Creek (SC), Camden (SC), Wetzall's Mill, Guilford Court House, Eutaw Springs (SC).
Dobbins, Alexander 1st Rowan County Regiment 1776 1780 4/22/1776, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Francis Locke.   Cherokee Expedition 1776.
Donaldson, John Richmond County Regiment 1779 1780 1779-1780, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Henry William Harrington. Siege of Charleston (SC)(POW-Paroled).
Dougan, James Randolph County Regiment 1781 1782 Was an Ensign, a Lieutenant, and a Major. 1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. John Collier. Mid-1782, a full Colonel. Guilford Court House, Raft Swamp.
Dougan, Thomas Randolph County Regiment 1782 1783 Was a Captain and a Major.  1782, a Lt. Colonel under Col. John Collier. 1783, a full Colonel.
Dozier, Zachariah Orange County Regiment 1780 1780 1780, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Hugh Tinnen.
Dudley, Guilford NC Light Horse Regiment 1781 1781 Was a Major. 1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. James Read. 1781, a full Colonel. From Halifax County. Hobkirk's Hill (SC).
Dupree, Lewis Brunswick County Regiment 1777 1778 6/8/1776, a Major under Col. Parker Quince.  Aug. 1777, promoted to Lt. Colonel.  Resigned in August 1778.
Earle, Baylis Rutherford County Regiment 1779 1780 1779-1780, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Andrew Hampton.
Earle, John Rutherford County Regiment 1779 1780 Was a Captain.  A Lt. Colonel of Militia.  From what is now Polk County, NC. Earle's Ford (SC).
Easton, John Carteret County Regiment 1779 1783 Was a Captain. 7/3/1779, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Malachi Bell. Served until the end of the war. Beaufort.
Eatherton, Jeptha Northampton County Regiment 1776 1780 9/9/1775, a Major under Col. Allen Jones.  4/22/1776, a Lt. Colonel under Col. William Eaton. 3Q '80, a full Colonel.  aka Jeptha Atherton.
Eaton, Charles Rust Granville County Regiment 1775 1781 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Joseph Taylor.  4Q '81, a full Colonel. Moore's Creek Bridge.
Eaton, John Edgecombe County Regiment 1781 1783 1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Exum Lewis. Served until the end of the war. Guilford Court House.
Eaton, William Northampton County Regiment 1775 1776 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Allen Jones.  4/22/1776, promoted to Colonel/Commandant.
Eborne, John Hyde County Regiment 1779 1783 Was a Lieutenant in the NC Continental line, and a Captain of Militia. 1779, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Rotheas Latham. Served until the end of the war.  Guilford Court House.
Ellis, Robert Wilmington District Minutemen 1775 1776 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. John Alexander Lillington. 4/30/1778, Captain over the garrison at Fort Johnston.
Erwin, Alexander Burke County Regiment 1783 1783 Was a Captain. 1783, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Robert Holmes. aka Alexander Irvin, Alexander Irvine. The Privates identified herein list him as Capt./Lt. Col. Alexander Irvin.
Erwin, William Lincoln County Regiment 1779 1779 1779, a Lt. Colonel under Col. William Graham.
Farmer, Thomas Orange County Regiment 1780 1783 1780, a Lt. Colonel under Col. William O'Neal. Served until the end of the war. Cowan's Ford, Tarrant's Tavern, Guilford Court House, Eutaw Springs (SC).  
Folsome, Ebenezer Cumberland County Regiment 1776 1776 Was a Captain. 4/22/1776, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Alexander McAllister.  5/7/1776, a full Colonel.  From what is now Harnett County.
Folsome, Israel Caswell County Regiment 1777 1780 Was a Major. 1777-1780, a Lt. Colonel under Col. James Saunders.
Frohock, Thomas Rowan County Regiment 1781 1783 1780, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Francis Locke. Served until the end of the war.
Geddy, John Halifax County Regiment 1778 1779 12/23/1776, a Major under Col. Willis Alston.  4/25/1778, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Samuel Weldon.  Resigned on 2/6/1779.
Gee, Drury 2nd Battalion of Militia 1776 1780 Was a Major. 5/11/1776, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Peter Dauge in the newly-created 2nd Battalion of Militia. Disbanded on 8/13/1776. Then a Lt. Colonel under Col. William Eaton in the Northampton County Regiment of Militia until late 1780.
Gholson, William Chatham County Regiment 1781 1783 Was a Captain and a Major. Fall of 1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Ambrose Ramsey after the death of Col. John Luttrell. Served until the end of the war.
Gibson, ? Cumberland County Regiment 1778 1780 1778-1780, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Philip Alston. Briar Creek (GA).
Goodman, Henry Dobbs County Regiment 1778 1779 1778, a Lt. Colonel of Militia. Resigned in July 1779 due to ill health.  John Sheppard took his place.
Gorham, James Pitt County Regiment 1780 1781 Was a Major.  Aug. 1780, a Lt. Colonel.  2Q 1781, a full Colonel.  
Grant, Reuben Onslow County Regiment 1779 1781 Was a Captain and a Major. 1779-1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Henry Rhodes.
Gray, Simon Edgecombe County Regiment 1776 1779 4/22/1776, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Exum Lewis.  Served until 2Q 1779.
Gray, William Randolph County Regiment 1779 1780 1779-1780, a Lt. Colonel under Col. John Collier.
Gregory, Isaac Pasquotank County Regiment 1775 1776 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. John Lowery. 12/22/1775, Colonel/Commandant of the newly-created 2nd Pasquotank County Regiment. 1777, a Colonel over the Camden County Regiment, and then a Brigadier General.
Hagan, John William Mecklenburg County Regiment 1778 1781 Was a Captain. 1778-1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Robert Irwin. aka William Haggins, William Heaggins, William Hagins, William Higgins. Hanging Rock (SC).
Hambright, Frederick Lincoln County Regiment 1779 1783 9/9/1775, a Major under Col. William Graham. June 1776, back to Captain. 1779, a Lt. Colonel of Riflemen under Col. Andrew Hampton (Rutherford County Regiment). May have been at the battle of Stono Ferry, SC. At the battle of Ramseur's Mill under Col. Francis Locke (Rowan County Regiment). Wounded at the battle of Kings Mountain, SC. Not very active during 1781 and 1782. Resigned 4/30/1783. Lived in Lincoln County, NC. Born on 5/17/1727 in Germany. Ramseur's Mill, Siege of Charleston (SC), Kings Mountain (SC).
Hampton, Andrew Tryon County Regiment 1776 1779 A Captain in the Militia during 1775-1776.  4/22/1776, a Lt. Colonel.  1779, a full Colonel.  From Rutherford County.
Hampton, John Rowan County Regiment 1779 1780 1779-1780, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Francis Locke. Kings Mountain (SC).
Hardgrove, ? Wilkes County Regiment 1777 1781 1777-1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Benjamin Cleveland. aka ? Hardgraves.
Harney, Selby 2nd NC Regiment 1777 1783 Was a Major in 7th NC Regiment.  A Lt. Colonel when John Patten promoted to Colonel (11/22/1777).  POW at the Fall of Charleston - wounded at Haddrell's Point.  Transferred to 3rd NC Regiment on 2/6/1782.  A full Colonel on 9/30/1783, no mention of brevet.  One source claims he retired 1/1/1783. Monmouth (NJ), Siege of Savannah (GA), Siege of Charleston 1780 (SC).
Harper, Jeduthan Chatham County Regiment 1775 1781 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Ambrose Ramsey.  A Lt. Colonel in the Militia 1780-1781.  3Q '81, a full Colonel after the death of Col. John Luttrell. Served until the end of the war.  aka Jonathan Harper.  Moore's Creek Bridge.
Hart, Henry Edgecombe County Regiment 1780 1783 1780, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Exum Lewis. Served until the end of the war. May have been at the battle of Rugeley's Mill #2. aka Harry Hart, Hal Hart.  
Hart, Thomas Orange County Regiment 1778 A Commissary with the rank of Lt. Colonel appointed by Brig. Gen. John Butler for the Purrysburg, SC expedition. Also managed the provisions for all "New Levies" from the Hillsborough and Salisbury Districts during this trip.
Harvey, John Perquimans County Regiment 1781 1783 6/24/1781, a known Lt. Colonel under Col. Thomas Harvey. Served until the end of the war.
Hatch, Lemuel Craven County Regiment 1776 1783 4/22/1776, a Lt. Colonel under Col. John Bryan.  From Craven County until 1779, then in Jones County Regiment. Served until the end of the war.
Hawkins, Joseph Warren County Regiment 1780 1781 6/17/1781, a known Lt. Colonel of Militia.
Hawkins, Philemon Jr. Bute County Regiment 1775 1783 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. William Person. 1775, probably at battle of Great Bridge, VA.  1776, sent to Wilmington. 1778, a Captain.  1779-1783, a Lt. Colonel in the Warren County Regiment.
Haywood, Sherwood Edgecombe County Regiment 1775 1777 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. William Haywood. 
Herndon, John Wilkes County Regiment 1780 1780 1780, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Benjamin Cleveland.
Hightower, ? Chatham County Regiment 1781 1783 1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Ambrose Ramsey. Served until the end of the war.
Hill, Samuel Jones County Regiment 1779 1783 7/3/1779, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Waightstill Avery. Served until the end of the war. Jumping Run.
Hill, Whitmell Martin County Regiment 1775 1778 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. William Williams.  4/24/1778, a full Colonel.
Hinton, James Wake County Regiment 1780 1780 Was a Captain and a Major.  1780, a Lt. Colonel under Col. John Hintons, Jr.  Summer of 1780, also a full Colonel for a short time (< a month).
Hinton, William Wake County Regiment 1781 1781 1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. John Hinton, Jr. for a short duration.
Hogan, James Hillsborough District Minutemen 1775 1776 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. James Thackston.  From Orange County.
Holmes, Robert Burke County Regiment 1780 1781 Was a Captain and a Major.  1780, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Charles McDowell. May have been at the battle of Cowpens, SC. 2Q 1781, a full Colonel.  From what is now Alexander County. Ramseur's Mill, Guilford Court House.
Humphreys, John Guilford County Regiment 1781 1783 Was a Captain in the Surry County Regiment.  Late Summer 1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. James Martin. Fall of 1781, in the Wilmington Expedition. Served until the end of the war. Lindley's Mill, Eutaw Springs (SC).
Hunter, James Guilford County Regiment 1781 1783 Was a Major. 1781, a Lt. Colonel until the end of the war. Fall of 1781, in the Wilmington Expedition. Guilford Court House.
Hunter, Theophilus Wake County Regiment 1775 1777 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. John Hinton, Sr. Moore's Creek Bridge.
Hunter, Thomas Nash County Regiment 1777 1780 Was a Major in the Edgecombe County Regiment.  1777, a Lt. Colonel under Col. James Clinch. 1Q 1780, a full Colonel.
Ingram, James 8th NC Regiment 1776 1777 Commissioned 11/27/1776.  Resigned 7/8/1777.  From Northampton County, NC.
Inman, Hugh Caswell County Regiment 1779 1779 1779, a Lt. Colonel under Col. William Moore.
Irwin, Henry Halifax District Minutemen 1775 1777 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Nicholas Long.  April 15, 1776, a Lt. Colonel in the 5th NC Regiment.  POW/killed at Germantown on Oct. 4, 1777.  From Edgecombe County, NC. Great Bridge (VA), Moore's Creek Bridge, Brandywine Creek (PA), Germantown (PA).
Irwin, John Mecklenburg County Regiment 1780 1783 Was an Ensign and a 2nd Lieutenant in the 1st NC Regiment.  1780-1783, a Lt. Colonel in Militia.
Irwin, Robert Mecklenburg County Regiment 1777 1778 Was a Captain.  Jan. '77, a Lt. Colonel under Col.  Adam Alexander after Lt. Col. John Phifer died in Nov. 1776. 3Q '78, a full Colonel.
Jack, ? Tryon County Regiment 1777 1779 1777, a Lt. Colonel under Col. William Graham. 1779, a Lt. Colonel in Rutherford County under Col. Andrew Hampton.
Jarvis, Thomas Currituck County Regiment 1779 1783 7/30/1779, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Samuel Jarvis. Served until the end of the war.
Jennett, Robert Hyde County Regiment 1781 1783 1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Abraham Jones. Served until the end of the war. aka Robert Jinnet, Robert Gennetts.
Johnston, Thomas Onslow County Regiment 1777 1783 Was a Major. 3Q 1777, a Lt. Colonel under Col. William Cray. Served until the end of the war.
Jones, Tignal Wake County Regiment 1778 1783 4/30/1778, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Michael Rogers. Served until the end of the war.
Jones, William Dobbs County Regiment 1781 1783 1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. James Darnell. Served until the end of the war.
Jones, Willie NC Light Horse Regiment 1781 A Lt. Colonel under Col. James Read after the battle of Guilford Court House.
Kennedy, Daniel Greene County Regiment 1783 1783 Was a Lieutenant in the Washington County Regiment of Militia. 1783, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Joseph Harden.
Kerney, Stephen Halifax County Regiment 1781 1783 1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. James Allen. Served until the end of the war.
Knox, Andrew Edenton District Minutemen 1775 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Edward Vail, Sr.
Lamb, Gideon 6th NC Regiment 1776 1777 Dec. 1776, Lillington resigned.  Lamb made a Lt. Col., then Colonel.
Landis, James Granville County Regiment 1778 1778 1Q '78 to July '78, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Joseph Taylor.
Lane, John Wake County Regiment 1781 1781 Late 1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. John Hinton, Jr. for a short duration.
Lane, Levi Halifax County Regiment 1780 1780 1780, a Lt. Colonel under Col. James Allen.
Lanier, Robert Surry County Regiment 1780 1781 1780-1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Joseph Williams. Commanded the Light Horse units with ~300 men. Siege of Charleston (SC), Camden (SC), Richmond Town #2, Guilford Court House.
Ledbetter, Drury Montgomery County Regiment 1779 1781 1779-1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. William Lofton. Fall of 1781, in the Wilmington Expedition. Many claim he was a full Colonel. Colson's Mill, Little Lynches Creek (SC), Camden (SC).
Leonard, Jacob Brunswick County Regiment 1778 1783 Was a Captain. 3/24/1781, a known Lt. Colonel under Col. Alfred Moore.  Also a known Lt. Colonel on 3/21/1782. Served until the end of the war. Hood's Creek.
Lewis, John Washington County Regiment 1779 1783 A Lt. Colonel under Col. John Sevier. Served until the end of the war. Kings Mountain (SC).
Linton, William Thomas Nash County Regiment 1780 1781 Was a Lieutenant and a Captain in 3rd NC Regiment. 1780-1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. James Clinch. Resigned in June 1781.  Accused of having a former Continental, turned traitor, Michael Quinn,  murdered. Confined to the camp of Maj. Gen. Richard Caswell. Later acquitted of all charges. Guilford Court House.
Locke, Francis Rowan County Regiment 1775 1775 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Griffith Rutherford.   12/21/1775, promoted to Colonel/Commandant of 1st Rowan County Regiment. Ninety-Six 1775 (SC), Great Cane Brake (SC), Snow Campaign (SC).
Lockhart, Samuel 8th NC Regiment 1777 1777 Was a Major in the 3rd NC Regiment.  Promoted on 10/12/1777 and transferred to 8th NC Regiment.  Resigned two weeks after (10/19/1777) the battle of Germantown.  One source claims he was a POW at the Fall of Charleston 5/12/1780 (not), while others assert he was a POW at the battle of Camden, SC on 8/16/1780 (yes), as a Militia captain.  1780, a Captain in the Halifax County Regiment - attached his unit under Col. Charles Porterfield (VA).  Another source claims he attached his unit to Maj. John Armstrong - another NC Continental leading part of the NC State Troops.  Finally, yet another source claims he did not attach his company to any other leader - he led them on his own.
Looney, David Surry County Regiment 1780 1781 Was a Major. 1780-1781, a Lt. Colonel. Resigned in January of 1781.
Long, James Tyrrell County Regiment 1776 1779 9/9/1775, a Major under Col. Edward Buncombe.  4/22/1776, promoted to Lt. Colonel under Col. Clement Cook.  1Q '79, a full Colonel.
Lord, William Brunswick County Regiment 1776 1777 6/8/1776, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Parker Quince.  Aug. 1777, a full Colonel after Parker Quince resigned.
Love, David Anson County Regiment 1776 1783 9/9/1775, a Major under Col. Samuel Spencer.  4/22/1776, promoted to Lt. Colonel under Col. Charles Medlock. A Lt. Colonel on Staff to Brig. Gen. Griffith Rutherford at the battle of Camden, SC. Probably served until the end of the war. Cherokee Expedition 1776, Little Lynches Creek (SC), Camden (SC).
Lowry, John Wayne County Regiment 1779 1780 Was a Major. 1779-1780, a Lt. Colonel under Col. John Sheppard. aka John Lowrie, John Lowery. Siege of Charleston (SC).
Luttrell, John 9th NC Regiment 1776 1781 11/27/1776, a Lt. Colonel under Col. John Williams.  9/1/1777, left behind in NC to supervise all Continental recruiting in the state.  Resigned in writing on 1/10/1778.  Later, a Lt. Colonel and full Colonel in the Chatham County Regiment of Militia.  aka John Lutzell, John Lutterhell.
Lytle, Archibald 6th NC Regiment 1777 1783 1/26/1777, a Lt. Colonel in 6th NC Regiment, replaced Lt. Col. William Taylor, who resigned.  Sent home in Jan. 1778 to recruit new men. 1779-1781, at home recruiting and given command of several units of NC Militia, including the "New Levies" and the "NC Volunteers."  1782, commanded the 4th NC Regiment.  One source claims he was a Full Colonel on 9/30/1783.  aka Archibald Lyttle, Anthony Lytle. Brandywine Creek (PA), Germantown (PA), Briar Creek (GA), Stono Ferry (SC), Siege of Charleston (SC), Hillsborough (POW-exchanged 2/9/1782).
Martin, Alexander 2nd NC Regiment 1775 1776 9/1/1775.  Promoted to Colonel 4/10/1776. Great Cane Brake (SC), Snow Campaign (SC).
Martin, James Guilford County Regiment 1775 1776 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Ransom Sutherland.  4/22/1776, a full Colonel. Born on 5/21/1742 in Hunterdon County, NJ. Moore's Creek Bridge.
Martin, John "Jack" Surry County Regiment 1781 1783 1781-1783, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Martin Armstrong. New Garden Meeting House, Guilford Court House.
Martin, Joseph Washington County Regiment 1779 1783 Was a Captain. 1779, a Lt. Colonel under Col. John Sevier. Primary Indian Negotiator for State of NC (and VA). At some point in time, he was in (or moved to) Sullivan County. Served until the end of the war. Cherokee Expedition 1782, Lookout Mountain (TN).
Mayo, Nathan Martin County Regiment 1781 1783 Was a Captain. 1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Whitmell Hill. Served until the end of the war.
McAllister, Alexander Cumberland County Regiment 1775 1776 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Thomas Rutherford.  4/22/1776, promoted to Colonel/Commandant.
McCall, James 2nd Salisbury District Minutemen 1775 1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Thomas Polk. From Mecklenburg County. 
McDowell, Charles 2nd Rowan County Regiment 1776 1777 Was a Captain.  4/22/1776, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Christopher Beekman.  1777, Colonel/Commandant of the new Burke County Regiment of Militia. Cherokee Expedition 1776.
McDowell, Joseph Burke County Regiment 1781 1782 Was a Major. 2Q '81, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Charles McDowell.  2Q '82, a full Colonel. .
McKenzie, Kenneth Martin County Regiment 1780 1783 Was a Major. 1780, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Whitmell Hill. Served until the end of the war. aka Kenneth McKensie. Guilford Court House.
McKinnie, William Wayne County Regiment 1779 1783 Was a Major in Dobbs County. 1779, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Benjamin Exum. Served until the end of the war.
McKisick, Daniel Lincoln County Regiment 1781 1783 Was a Captain and a Major. 1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Joseph Dickson after the battle of Cowpens, SC. Served until the end of the war. aka Daniel McKissick, Daniel McKesick.
McLean, Charles Tryon County Regiment 1775 1776 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. William Graham. 1776, a Major in 4th NC Regiment under Col. Thomas Polk.  1779, a full Colonel in Lincoln County. aka Charles MacLaine.
Mebane, Robert 7th NC Regiment 1776 1779 1775, a Captain of Light Horse in the 2nd Salisbury District Minutemen.  April 1776, a Captain in the Guilford County Regiment of Militia. 11/27/1776, a Lt. Colonel in the NC 7th Regiment under Col. James Hogun.  Transferred to 1st NC Regiment on 6/1/1778 thru Jan 1779.  1/9/1779, commanded the 3rd NC Regiment (should have been promoted to full Colonel, why not unknown).  Surrendered 162 men at the Fall of Charleston - he was a POW.  1781, a Continental Lt. Colonel over NC Militia, killed in Oct. 1781 by Loyalists. aka Robert Maben. Brandywine Creek (PA), Germantown (PA), Monmouth (NJ), Siege of Charleston 1780 (SC), Guilford Court House, Lindley's Mill, Brown Marsh, Cumberland County.
Medlock, Charles Anson County Regiment 1775 1776 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Samuel Spencer.  4/22/1776, promoted to full Colonel in the Anson County Regiment of Militia.  
Miller, James Rutherford County Regiment 1780 1783 Was a Captain.  4Q '80, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Andrew Hampton.  Served until the end of the war. Kings Mountain (SC), Guilford Court House, Siege of Ninety-Six 1781 (SC), Cherokee Expedition 1782.
Moore, Dempsey Caswell County Regiment 1781 1783 Was a Captain and a Major. 1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. William Moore. Served until the end of the war.
Moore, Stephen Caswell County Regiment 1780 1783 1780, a Lt. Colonel of Militia. POW at the Fall of Charleston, paroled. Descendents assert he was not a POW at the Fall of Charleston, SC. POW at the battle of Camden, SC, exchanged 6/22/1781. Some records indicate he was taken to St. Augustine, FL as a POW, but descendents assert he was not. 1781-1783 - a Lt. Colonel in the Hillsborough District Brigade of Militia directly under Brig. Gen. John Butler. Simultaneously, he was also an Assistant Quarter Master General for Caswell County, reporting to DQMG Col. Nicholas Long. Siege of Charleston (SC), Little Lynches Creek (SC), Camden (SC).
Moore, William Northern Orange County Regiment 1776 1777 9/9/1775, a Major under Col. John Hogan.  4/22/1776, promoted to Lt. Colonel under Col. James Saunders.  1777, a full Colonel in the newly-created Caswell County Regiment. 
Moseley, Sampson New Hanover County Regiment 1775 1776 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. William Purviance.  Feb. 1776, a Lt. Colonel under Col. John Ashe, Sr. in the newly-created Volunteer Independent Rangers. Moore's Creek Bridge.
Mountflorence, James Cole NC State 1781 1783 Earlier a Captain.  Late 1780, a Major under Col. William Richardson Davie.  1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. William Richardson Davie in the Commissary Department.  Fall of 1781, a Lt. Colonel in Carteret County until the end of the war. Beaufort.
Murfree, Hardy 2nd NC Regiment 1778 1782 4/1/1778 - backdated.  After Fall of Charleston, a Lt. Colonel of 1st NC Regiment.  His promotion to Lt. Colonel was clearly back-dated since so many records show him as a Major until 1782.  Assumed command of the 2nd NC Regiment in early 1782 (after Feb. 6), when Maj. Reading Blount took leave.  Active until June 1782 or Jan. 1783 (two sources) Siege of Charleston (SC).
Murphy, Archibald Caswell County Regiment 1781 1782 Was a Major. 1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. William Moore. Killed at the Randolph County Court House on 3/13/1782. aka Archibald Murphey. Eutaw Springs (SC), Randolph County Court House (killed).
Nash, Francis 1st NC Regiment 1775 1776 Lt. Colonel on 9/1/1775.  4/10/1776, promoted to Colonel when James Moore promoted to Brigadier General.  From Orange County, NC. Moore's Creek Bridge [4].
Nash, William Wilkes County Regiment 1781 1783 Was a Captain. 1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Benjamin Cleveland. Served until the end of the war.
Nixon, Richard NC State Regiment 1779 1782 Was a Captain. 1779, a Lt. Colonel under Col. John Herritage in the newly-created NC State Regiment. From Craven County. Many pensioners mention him in the NC State Regiment during 1781 and 1782, but those mentions could be incorrect and he was most likely a Lt. Colonel in the Craven County Regiment under Col. John Tilman.
Osborne, Adlai Salisbury District Minutemen 1775 1775 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Thomas Wade.  10/22/1775, Colonel of 2nd Rowan County Regiment.  Resigned by April of 1776.  aka Adley Osburn.  From Rowan County.
Outlaw, Alexander Washington County Regiment 1781 1783 Earlier, a Captain, a QM, and a Major.  1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. John Sevier. 1783, a full Colonel in the newly-created Greene County.
Owen, Thomas Guilford County Regiment 1781 1781 1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. James Martin. Fall of 1781, in the Wilmington Expedition. aka Thomas Owens.
Parmelin, Benjamin Hyde County Regiment 1775 1779 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Rotheas Latham.  aka Benjamin Parmele. 
Pastorn, William Franklin County Regiment 1779 1780 1779-1780, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Benjamin Seawell.
Patten, John 2nd NC Regiment 1776 1777 Promoted to Lt. Col. on April 10, 1776.  Summer of 1776, marched his men towards Charlestown, halted at Little River Neck.  Promoted to Colonel when Col. Alexander Martin resigned on 11/22/1777.  Brandywine Creek (PA), Germantown (PA).
Peasley, John Guilford County Regiment 1776 1780 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.  11/30/1776, a Lt. Colonel in the newly-created 2nd Battalion of Volunteers to replace John Phifer, who just died.  1779, in the Purrysburg, SC expedition, no mention of any battles or skirmishes. 3Q '80, a full Colonel. aka John Paisley.  Cherokee Expedition 1776.
Peoples, Robert Northampton County Regiment 1780 1783 Was a Lieutenant, a Captain, and a Major. 1780, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Jeptha Eatherton. Served until the end of the war.
Perkins, Adam 10th NC Regiment 1777 1779 A Lt. Colonel under Col. Abraham Shepperd from 4/17/1777 to 6/1/1778. 1778-1779, a Brigade Lt. Colonel under Brig. Gen. Isaac Gregory. Led this Brigade at the battle of Briar Creek, GA. This brigade, on the right of the front line, took the brunt of the British attack at Briar Creek, GA. Died in the Summer of 1779. From Currituck County.   Briar Creek (GA).
Perkins, Solomon Currituck County Regiment 1776 1777 4/22/1776, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Hollowell Williams.  1Q '77, a full Colonel.
Perry, William Anson County Regiment 1776 1780 1776-1780, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Thomas Wade. aka William Parry.
Phifer, Caleb Mecklenburg County Regiment 1778 1779 Was a Captain. 1778-1779, a Lt. Colonel under Col. George Alexander. 1779, also served under Col. Francis Locke (Rowan County Regiment) in the Purrysburg, SC expedition. 1779, a full Colonel over 2nd Mecklenburg County Regiment. Born 4/8/1749 at Cold Water (what is now Cabarrus County). Briar Creek (GA).
Phifer, John Mecklenburg County Regiment 1776 1776 Was a Major.   4/22/1776, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Adam Alexander.  11/23/1776, a Lt. Colonel in the newly-created 2nd Battalion of Volunteers under Col. Francis Locke.  Born 3/22/1747 at Cold Water (what is now Cabarrus County). Died in late November 1776.  From what is now Cabarrus County, NC. Cherokee Expedition 1776.
Phillips, Benjamin Edgecombe County Regiment 1780 1780, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Exum Lewis for a short duration.
Phillips, Joseph Surry County Regiment 1780 1781 1780-1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Martin Armstrong.
Pickett, William Montgomery County Regiment 1779 1781 Was a Captain and a Major. 1779-1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. William Lofton. 
Polk, Ezekiel Rowan County Regiment 1782 1783 Was a Major. 1782, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Francis Locke. Served until the end of the war.
Polk, William Mecklenburg County Regiment 1780 1781 1775, a Lieutenant in SC Militia.  11/27/1776, a Major in the 9th NC Regiment.  Discharged Summer 1778.  June 1780, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Robert Irwin. August 1780, a Lt. Colonel as Aide to Maj. Gen. Richard Caswell.  Then, back under Col. Robert Irwin. Apr. 1781, a Lt. Colonel of SC State Troops. Son of Col. Thomas Polk. Born 7/9/1758 in Mecklenburg County, NC. Beaver Creek Ford (SC), Rocky Mount (SC), Little Lynches Creek (SC), Camden (SC), Cowan's Ford.
Porter, Robert Rutherford County Regiment 1780 1781 Was a Captain and a Major.  4Q '80, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Andrew Hampton.  1/31/1781, a full Colonel.
Porter, William Rowan County Regiment 1776 1778 1776, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Francis Locke. 1777-1778, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Charles McDowell in the Burke County Regiment of Militia. Cherokee Expedition 1776.
Porter, William Rutherford County Regiment 1781 1783 Was a Captain. 1/31/1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Robert Porter, his cousin. Served until the end of the war.
Powers, Robert Halifax County Regiment 1779 1779 1779, a Lt. Colonel under Col. John Whitaker.
Poynter, John Currituck County Regiment 1780 1783 Was a Major. 1780, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Samuel Jarvis. Served till the end of the war. aka John Painter, John Pointer.
Pugh, Thomas Bertie County Regiment 1775 1778 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Thomas Whitmell.  A full Colonel when Whitmell resigned in August of 1778. 
Ralston, Robert Guilford County Regiment 1780 1781 Was a Major. 1780-1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. John Peasley. Whitesell's Mill, Guilford Court House.
Rhodes, Henry Onslow County Regiment 1775 1777 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. William Cray.  A full Colonel in 4Q 1777. Moore's Creek Bridge.
Richardson, James Bladen County Regiment 1780 1783 Was a Major. 1780, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Thomas Brown. Served until the end of the war. Bear Swamp (SC), Guilford Court House, Stewart's Creek #2.
Ripley, Spencer 1st Pasquotank County Regiment 1776 1783 4/22/1776, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Thomas Boyd.  Served until the end of the war.
Robertson, Charles Washington District Regiment 1779 1783 12/23/1776, a Major under Col. John Carter.   1/19/1779, Lt. Colonel for the Chickamauga Towns expedition.  Also a Lt Col.  under Col. Isaac Shelby (Sullivan County Regiment).  Wounded at Wofford's Iron Works (SC) on 8/8/1780.  Served until the end of the war. aka Charles Robeson. Chickamauga Towns (TN), Thicketty Fort (SC), Wofford's Iron Works (SC), Musgrove's Mill (SC), Kings Mountain (SC), Guilford Court House, Moncks Corner #4 (SC), Cherokee Expedition 1782. 
Rochester, Nathaniel Southern Orange County Regiment 1776 1777 9/9/1775, a Major under Col. John Hogan.  4/22/1776, promoted to Lt. Colonel under Col. John Butler.  Also Commissary General for the State.  Also Paymaster of Hillsborough District Brigade of Militia. 1782 moved to MD.
Rogers, Michael Wake County Regiment 1777 1778 Was a Captain.  1778, a full Colonel.
Rogers, Peter Mecklenburg County Regiment 1781 1783 1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Robert Irwin. Served until the end of the war.
Routledge, Thomas Duplin County Regiment 1776 1782 Was a Major.  4/22/1776, promoted to Lt. Colonel.  1Q 1782, a full Colonel.  aka Thomas Rutledge.
Rushing, Noah Anson County Regiment 1781 1783 1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Thomas Wade. Served until the end of the war. Beatti's Bridge.
Salter, Edward Pitt County Regiment 1779 1783 7/30/1779, appointed Lt. Colonel upon the death of Robert Salter and because George Evans refused to serve. Served until the end of the war.
Salter, Robert Pitt County Regiment 1775 1779 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. John Simpson.  Re-appointed 4/22/1776.  Supposed to command the Guard for the NC/VA Surveyors, but died in May of 1779. Moore's Creek Bridge.
Sanders, Hardy NC Light Dragoons 1780 1783 Oct. 1780, a known Lt. Colonel in the NC Light Dragoons under Col. Francois DeMalmedy. 8/16/1781, a known Lt. Colonel. Probably served until the end of the war. aka Hardy Saunders. 
Saunders, Adam Caswell County Regiment 1780 1781 1780-1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. James Saunders and Col. William Moore. Brown Marsh (learned after books printed)
Scurlock, Mial Chatham County Regiment 1780 1781 Was a Major. 1780-1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Ambrose Ramsey. Died in early 1781.
Sessoms, Isaac Edgecombe County Regiment 1779 1780 Appointed Lt. Colonel 9/9/1779 by Gen. Assy.
Sessoms, Thomas Edgecombe County Regiment 1778 1780 1778-1780, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Exum Lewis. Benjamin Phillips took over.
Sevier, John Washington District Regiment 1776 1781 Earlier a Captain in VA Militia. 12/23/1776, a Lt. Colonel under Col. John Carter. 12/18/1777, this became the Washington County Regiment of Militia. Promoted to full Colonel upon Carter's death in 1779 (wrong - early 1781). Chickamauga Towns (TN).
Sheppard, John Dobbs County Regiment 1779 1779 Was a Captain and a Major. 7/30/1779, a Lt. Colonel due to the ill health of Lt. Col. Henry Goodman, who resigned.  Oct. 1779, a full Colonel in Wayne County, NC.  aka John Shepherd.
Shepherd, Solomon Carteret County Regiment 1775 1779 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. William Thompson.  
Shepherd, William Wilkes County Regiment 1779 1783 2/12/1779, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Benjamin Cleveland.  Commanded the Light Horse units. Served until the end of the war. Ramseur's Mill.
Sherrod, Thomas Franklin County Regiment 1781 1783 Was a Major. 1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Benjamin Seawell. Served until the end of the war. aka Thomas Sherwood, Thomas Sherrard.  
Skinner, William Perquimans County Regiment 1775 1777 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Miles Harvey.  12/20/1777, a Brigadier General. Great Bridge (VA).
Smith, Basil Craven County Regiment 1778 1780 1778, a Lt. Colonel of Militia. 2/29/1780, resigned via letter to Gov. Richard Caswell. aka Bazzell Smith. Briar Creek (GA). 
Smith, David Cumberland County Regiment 1776 1776 4/22/1776, a Major under Col. Alexander McAllister.  5/9/1776, promoted to Lt. Colonel under Col. Ebenezer Folsome.  8/6/1776, a full Colonel.  
Smith, Drury Granville County Regiment 1781 1783 Early 1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Joseph Taylor. March 1781 and August 1781, sent to the Roanoke River in VA to catch fish for the army for 3 months. Served until the end of the war.
Smith, John Johnston County Regiment 1776 1779 9/9/1775, a Major under Col. Needham Bryan.  4/22/1776, promoted to Lt. Colonel under Col. William Bryan.  2/11/1779, a full Colonel.  
Smith, Robert Lincoln County Regiment 1780 1781 Earlier, a Lieutenant and a Captain in the NC Continental Line, retired on 11/4/1778. 1780, a Lt. Colonel under Col. William Graham.  Aug. 1781, a full Colonel of the new NC State Legion under Brig. Gen. Griffith Rutherford. Ramseur's Mill.
Smith, Samuel Granville County Regiment 1778 1778 Was a Major.  1778 a Lt. Colonel. 6/6/1778, a full Colonel. 
Smith, Samuel Jr. Johnston County Regiment 1780 1783 Was a Major.  Sept. 1780, a Lt. Colonel of Militia.  Resigned 4/24/1783.
Spaight, Richard Dobbs Craven County Regiment 1780 1781 1780-1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. John Tilman.
Spruill, Joseph Jr. Tyrrell County Regiment 1779 1783 1779, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Benjamin Blount. Served until the end of the war. Briar Creek (GA).
Stiles, Benjamin Craven County Regiment 1781 1783 1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. John Tilman. Served until the end of the war.
Sumner, David Halifax County Regiment 1776 1777 9/9/1775, a Major under Col. John Bradford.  4/22/1776, promoted to Lt. Colonel under Col. Willis Alston.
Tartanson, Francis 1779 Earlier a Captain in the 8th NC Regiment and 3rd NC Regiment. 5/5/1779, NC Legislature asked Gov. Richard Caswell to commission him as a Lt. Colonel of Militia. County unknown.
Taylor, John Granville County Regiment 1780 1781 1779, State Treasurer. 1780-1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Joseph Taylor. Sep. 1781, assigned to guard Hillsborough after Gov. Thomas Burke was captured by Loyalists. Guilford Court House.
Taylor, Philip Granville County Regiment 1778 1778 July-December 1778, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Joseph Taylor.  Before and after, a Captain in NC Continentals until the Fall of Charleston.  1780, a full Colonel of Mounted Volunteers.
Taylor, Thomas Orange County Regiment 1779 1783 Was a Major. 2/12/1779, a Lt. Colonel of the Light Horse/Cavalry units of the Hillsborough District Brigade of Militia, commonly referred to by many as the "NC Light Dragoons." March 1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. James Read (NC Light Horse Regiment) at the battle of Guilford Court House. Served until the end of the war. Guilford Court House.
Taylor, William 6th NC Regiment 1776 1777 Commissioned on April 15, 1776.  Resigned 2/2/1777.
Thackston, James 4th NC Regiment 1776 1781 Earlier, a Colonel/Commandant of the Hillsborough District Minutemen.  April 15, 1776, Lt. Colonel in thre 4th NC Regiment.  Had a finger shot off at the battle of Stono Ferry (SC).  Late 1779, in NC recruiting.  Helped the Orange County Regiment of Militia. Retired on 1/1/1781 with 1/2 pay.  aka James Thaxton. Brandywine Creek (PA), Germantown (PA), Stono Ferry (SC).
Thomas, Abisha Orange County Regiment 1780 1781 1777, Deputy Muster Master General for NC Continentals. 1780-1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Nicholas Long (DQMG). In charge of Public Services - saddle-making, mechanics, etc.  aka Abisha Thompson. Hillsborough (POW-paroled).
Tinnen, Hugh Orange County Regiment 1777 1779 Was a Captain and a Major. 1777, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Alexander Mebane. 1779, attached to Col. Francois DeMalmedy at the battle of Stono Ferry, SC. Later in 1779, a full Colonel. Stono Ferry (SC).
Torrans, Thomas Dobbs County Regiment 1775 1776 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Abraham Sheppard.  4/22/1776, replaced by Martin Caswell. Kings Mountain (SC)(?).
Walker, John New Hanover County Regiment 1780 1780 Earlier, a Captain, and a Major in the NC Continental Line.  And, a Major in NC Militia. 1780, a Lt. Colonel of Militia.
Ward, Anthony New Hanover County Regiment 1776 1777 Was a Major.  4/22/1776, a Lt. Colonel under Col. William Purviance. A full Colonel from 1777 to Dec. 1779.
Ward, Charles Duplin County Regiment 1782 1783 Was a Captain. 1782, a Lt. Colonel under Col. James Kenan. Served until the end of the war.
Watkins, William Caswell County Regiment 1782 1783 1782, a Lt. Colonel under Col. William Moore, after the death of Lt. Col. Archibald Murphy. Served until the end of the war.
Watley, Arnold Northampton County Regiment 1781 1783 1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Jeptha Eatherton. Served until the end of the war.
Webb, ? NC Light Horse Regiment 1781 Was a Major. 1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. James Read.
Weldon, Samuel 1st Battalion of Volunteers 1776 1778 Was a Captain and a Major. 12/23/1776, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Abraham Sheppard in the newly-created 1st Battalion of Volunteers. This unit was disbanded on 4/10/1777. He returned to Halifax County and was a Lt. Colonel under Col. Willis Alston. April 1778, promoted to full Colonel when Willis Alston was dismissed.
Wells, Scusebrook Gates County Regiment 1779 1783 1779, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Kadar Reddick. Served until the end of the war. aka Scasebrook Wells.
White, Robert Wayne County Regiment 1781 1783 Was a Major. 1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Benjamin Exum. Served until the end of the war.
Wiggins, Thomas Martin County Regiment 1778 1778 Was a Major.  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.
Williams, Edward Richmond County Regiment 1780 1781 1780-1781, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Thomas Crawford. Beatti's Bridge (killed).
Williams, Henry Caswell County Regiment 1777 1778 1777-1778, a Lt. Colonel in the Caswell County Regiment of Militia.
Williams, John Hillsborough District Minutemen 1775 1776 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. James Thackston.  1776, a Colonel over the 9th NC Regiment.  1779, back home - a Lt. Colonel in Caswell County Regiment of Militia for a while. Moore's Creek Bridge.
Williams, Joseph Surry County Regiment 1775 1776 9/9/1775, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Martin Armstrong.  3Q '76, a full Colonel.  Moore's Creek Bridge.
Winston, Joseph Surry County Regiment 1781 1783 Was a Major. 1781, a Lt. Colonel of Militia. Served until the end of the war. Chestnut Mountain, Whitesell's Mill, New Garden Meeting House, Guilford Court House.
Wofford, William Burke County Regiment 1777 1783 1777, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Charles McDowell. Established Wofford's Fort (was Cathey's Fort) in Burke County. Served until the end of the war. aka William Wafford. Camden (SC), Cherokee Expedition 1782.
Wooten, Thomas Wake County Regiment 1778 1781 1778-1781, a Lt. Colonel of Militia.  aka Thomas Wootten. Siege of Charleston 1780 (SC) (POW-Paroled), Eutaw Springs (SC).
Wynns, Thomas Hertford County Regiment 1779 1780 Was a Major. 1779-1780, a Lt. Colonel of Militia.
Wynns, William Hertford County Regiment 1781 1783 2/3/1781, a Lt. Colonel appointed by Gen. Assy under Col. George Wynns. Served until the end of the war.
Yancey, Thornton Granville County Regiment 1778 1780 Was a Major.  5/6/1778, a known Lt. Colonel under Col. Samuel Smith then under Col. Joseph Taylor. Briar Creek (GA), Siege of Charleston (SC) (POW-Paroled).
Young, Henry New Hanover County Regiment 1777 1779 3/3/1779, a known Lt. Colonel under Col. Philip Alston (Cumberland County Regiment of Militia). Dec. '79, a full Colonel. Briar Creek (GA).