On November 21st, the North Carolina
Provincial Congress again established
two new regiments (battalions) of Militia due to yet another
anticipated British invasion of North Carolina that never materialized.
These two new regiments were placed under Brigadier General Allen
Jones of the Halifax District Brigade of Militia, and they ended
up spending most of their time in South Carolina.
On November 26th, the Provincial Congress
authorized three more new regiments for the NC Continental Line
and all officers are commissioned soon thereafter. Since Major
General Charles Lee was recalled to the north, Brigadier General
James Moore was given temporary command of the Southern Department
of the Continental Army, and he was headquartered in Charlestown,
By now, the Bogue Inlet Independent
Company and the Cape Fear Independent Company were both discharged.