The American Revolution in North Carolina

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On April 9th, the North Carolina Fourth Provincial Congress at Halifax established four new regiments in the NC Continental Line, three companies of the NC Light Dragoons, one company of NC Artillery, and five independent companies to guard the coast. They also abolished the standing Minutemen regiments and these were replaced by six Brigades of Militia, each led by a newly-appointed Brigadier General. This new Militia organization remained in place for the duration of the war, and only changed slightly as new counties were created.

On April 10th, the Continental Congress promoted Robert Howe and James Moore to Brigadier Generals over the NC Continental Line.

On April 22nd, the North Carolina Provincial Congress split the Orange County Regiment into two separate and distinct regiments - the Northern Orange County Regiment and the Southern Orange County Regiment, and all field officers were commissioned.

On May 3rd, two new special regiments of Militia were created due to a perceived threat of a British invasion. 1,500 men were raised from 22 counties and most ended up in and around Wilmington. However, the British passed by Wilmington and decided to go after Charlestown, SC.

On May 4th, all six Brigadier Generals were officially commissioned by the Provincial Congress.



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