The American Revolution in North Carolina

March 10, 1775

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August 10, 1781

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The North Carolina General Assembly convened for the second time on November 15th in New Bern. During this session, they created two new counties - Nash and Wilkes, and the Washington District was redesignated as Washington County. There were now 41 counties and 41 regiments of Militia. The General Assembly disbanded the remaining three Independent Companies along the coast, and for the first time in over two years there were now no "State Troops" on the State's payroll.

On October 20th, the Continental Congress commissioned Robert Howe as the only Major General ever from North Carolina on the Continental Line during the American Revolution. He was in charge of the Southern Department and head-quartered in Charlestown, SC. By now, the rest of the 10th NC Regiment was completed and on its way northward. The other nine regiments were hunkered down at Valley Forge in Pennsylvania under Brigadier General Lachlan McIntosh of Georgia and General George Washington.

On December 20th, the NC General Assembly commissioned William Skinner as the new Brigadier General over the Edenton District Brigade of Militia, replacing Edward Vail, Sr. who had died earlier this year.



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