The American Revolution in North Carolina

March 10, 1775

September 15, 1775

October 25, 1775

November 28, 1775

December 22, 1775

February 27, 1776

May 15, 1776

November 30, 1776

December 31, 1776

February 15, 1777

May 1, 1777

August 1, 1777

October 15, 1777

December 20, 1777

May 10, 1778

August 17, 1778

February 15, 1779

June 1, 1779

December 31, 1779

May 12, 1780

August 16, 1780

September 10, 1780

February 15, 1781

August 10, 1781

April 24, 1782

June 15, 1782

January 15, 1783

May 15, 1783
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Since their creation, the two new special regiments of Militia were soon placed under the command of Brigadier General John Ashe of the Wilmington District Brigade of Militia. Also during this period, several counties launched the concept of having two Colonels over their regiments of Militia. By the end of the war, most counties adopted this approach, but each implemented it in their own unique way.

Some counties had one Colonel to manage the musters and training while the second Colonel managed the provisioning. Some counties had one Colonel oversee things for half the month while the second Colonel did the same for the second half of the month. Some counties had one Colonel to oversee Infantry while the second Colonel oversaw the Light Horse units.

By the first of June 1776, the British made it clear that they were going after Charlestown, SC. Soon there was a new commander for the Southern Department of the Continental Army - Major General Charles Lee - and he quickly made his way south to Charlestown. He was soon joined by most of the NC Continental Line and a handful of NC Militia units.



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