The American Revolution in North Carolina

March 10, 1775

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November 30, 1776

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February 15, 1777

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August 1, 1777

October 15, 1777

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February 15, 1779

June 1, 1779

December 31, 1779

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September 10, 1780

February 15, 1781

August 10, 1781

April 24, 1782

June 15, 1782

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Thanks to the British evacuating both Savannah, GA and Charlestown, SC, and with the recommendation of the Continental Congress, Major General Nathanael Greene reduced those on active duty within the Southern Department of the Continental Army on January 1st. The NC Continental Line was reduced to a single regiment, which was led by Lt. Col. Archibald Lytle.

The NC State Regiment had already dissolved, but it was officially disbanded on January 10th. The available records are silent on the disbanding of the NC Light Horse Regiment under Col. James Read, but there is no mention of this unit during 1783. The existing Regiments and Brigades of Militia continue, but there haven't been any significant incidents since the fall of the previous year.

With news of a preliminary peace treaty, the civil and military authorities within North Carolina begin to relax their vigilance and to look forward to the future as an independent country.



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