The American Revolution in North Carolina

Pitt County Regiment of Militia

Date Established:


Original Officers (9/9/1775):

~ July 14, 1775

Col. John Simpson
Col. John Salter
Col. James Gorham

Col. John Simpson
Lt. Col. Robert Salter
1st Maj. George Evans
2nd Maj. James Armstrong

Known Lt. Colonels:

Known Majors: 

Known Adjutants:

Lt. Col. Robert Salter
Lt. Col. James Gorham
Lt. Col. Edward Salter

1st Maj. George Evans
2nd Maj. James Armstrong
2nd Maj. John Enloe
Maj. James Gorham
1st Maj. Benjamin May

Enoch Miller

Miscellaneous Players:

Jonathan Loomis - Surgeon


Robert Williams - Surgeon's Mate

Known Captains:

James Armstrong

Amos Atkinson

John Barrow

Samuel Barrow

William Brock

William Buck

William Burney

Lewis Cannon

Nathaniel Cannon

Robert Daniel, Jr.

Samuel Dudley

Henry Ellis

George Faulkner

John Godley

John Gorham

Armwell Herron

John Hodges

? Hogan

John Isler

Simon Jones

William Jones

James Lanier

Benjamin May

James May, Jr.

William May

Edward Moore

Nathaniel Moore

Matt Mound

George Porter

Jesse Proctor

Richard Reaves

William Reaves

? Robinson

John Salter

Jacob Shute

John Smith

Augustin Spain

Samuel Stafford

Seth Stafford

Godfrey Stancil

William Tilghman

John White

Known Lieutenants - Captain Unknown:


Robert Knox


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

Thomas Cook

William Kilpatrick

George Sugg

Godfrey Williams


Robert Williams

Brief History of the Regiment:

On September 9, 1775, the Provincial Congress authorized thirty-five (35) existing county Militias to be organized. All officers were appointed and commissioned by the Provincial Congress.

The Pitt County Regiment was active until the end of the war. Units of this regiment were known to have participated in the following known battles/skirmishes:


Known Battles / Skirmishes:


Moore's Creek Bridge


Briar Creek (GA)


Stono Ferry (SC)


Siege of Charleston 1780 (SC)


Little Lynches Creek (SC)


Camden (SC)


Peacock's Bridge


Webber's Bridge


Kingston #2

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