The American Revolution in South Carolina

 The Adjutants
Adjutant First Unit Served In As an Adjutant From To Notes Battles/Skirmishes at This Rank
Adair, William Turkey Creek Regiment An Adjutant under Col. Edward Lacey.  Dates unknown.
Anderson, John Upper Craven County Regiment An Adjutant under Col. George Hicks.
Andrews, John Upper Craven County Regiment 1780 1782 From Cheraws District.  Adjutant under Col. George Hicks 2/1/1780 to 11/30/1780.  An Adjutant under Col. Lemuel Benton (Cheraws District Regiment) 12/1/1780 to 12/31/1782.
Barnet, William Jr. Kershaw Regiment 1781 First a private under Capt. John Drennan.   A Lieutenant under Capt. Henry White.  Also an Adjutant under Col. James Postell in 1781.
Barnett, William Hampton's Regiment of Light Dragoons 1781 1781 A Lieutenant under Capt. Jacob Barnett and Lt. Col. Henry Hampton.  Also an Adjutant.
Benson, William Roebuck's Battalion of Spartan Regiment 1782 1782 Served in Militia 1781-1782.  Unit unknown.  1782, an Adjutant to Col. Benjamin Roebuck.
Bird, John SC 1st Regiment 1778 1779 First in SC 6th Regiment.  Reinlisted in SC 1st Regiment as a Sergeant under Capt. George Turner, promoted to Lieutenant, Adjutant.  POW at fall of Charleston.  Resigned commission in 1781, joined BG Thomas Sumter as a Lieutenant again.
Blackeny, John New Acquisition District Regiment 1779 1779, 85 Days as a QM under Maj. Francis Ross.  Also, an Adjutant to Col. William Bratton, dates unknown.  aka John Blakeny.
Bradley, Roger 1782 1782 Served under Col. Richard Richardson, Jr. during 1780.  Unit unknown.  1782, an Adjutant in Marion's Brigade.
Brock, James 1779 1779 1779, an Adjutant to Gen. Andrew Williamson.
Brown, Elijah Turkey Creek Regiment 1782 1782 1780, served under Capt. Philip Walker.  1781, served under Capt. George Tate (Little River District Regiment).  1782, an Adjutant under Col. Edward Lacey (Turkey Creek Regiment).
Buchanan, James 1st Spartan Regiment 1781 1783 Adjutant to Lt. Col/Col. Philemon Waters May 1781 to April 1783.  Mid-1782, this would be in the New Acquisition District Regiment.
Capers, William Marion's Brigade 1781 - 3/7/1781, a Captain appointed as Brigade Adjutant under Brig. Gen. Francis Marion.  
Chandler, Thomas Berkeley County Regiment 1780 A Lieutenant under Capt. John Neilson and Col. Richard Richardson, Jr.  Also under Maj. John James and Maj. John Gamble of Marion's Brigade, rank unknown.  Also an Adjutant.
Clark, Benjamin Upper Ninety-Six District Regiment A Fife Major under Capt. John Bowie.  Later, an Adjutant for Col. Robert Anderson.
Clark, John Polk's Regiment of Light Dragoons 1781 First, in NC unit.  An Adjutant under Lt. Col. William Polk during 1781.  aka John Clarke.
Clark, John An Adjutant in Sumter's Brigade, unit and dates unknown.  POW.
Conn, Thomas Cheraws District Regiment 1781 1782 A Private, a Lieutenant, and an Adjutant under Capt. Moses Pearson, Col. Lemuel Benton.
Cowan, Thomas Served as an Adjutant.  Nothing more known.
Crafton, Bennett Upper Ninety-Six District Regiment 1778 1780 An Adjutant to both the Upper Ninety-Six District Regiment and the Lower Ninety-Six District Regiment from 9/1/1778 to 6/15/1780.  POW, exchanged.  Then, joined Pickens' Brigade, unit, dates, and rank unknown.
Crawford, William 401 Days as a Adjutant, unit unknown.  Served in Sumter's Brigade, unit and dates unknown.
Dellient, Andrew SC 2nd Regiment 1776 1777 An Adjutant.  Later, a Brigade Major.
Downes, William SC 2nd Regiment 1778 1778 Appointed on 3/12/1778. Resigned on 10/6/1778.
Downs, John SC 2nd Regiment 1778 3/12/1778. Probably the same man as directly above. (One source has him as both William and as John).
DuBose, Samuel Kingstree Regiment 1781 1782 A Private, a Lieutenant, and an Adjutant under Col. Archibald McDonald 1781-1782.
Eason, John SC 3rd Regiment 1775 1775 A Sergeant under Capt. Robert Goodwyn.  Aug. 1775, an Adjutant.
Farr, William Upper Ninety-Six District Regiment 1778 1778 An Adjutant, Major, and Lt. Colonel under Col. Andrew Pickens, Col. Thomas Brandon, and BG Thomas Sumter
Feach, John SC 3rd Regiment of State Dragoons An Adjutant and Forage Master under Lt. Col. Hezekiah Maham, dates unknown.
Finlay, Matthew Upper Ninety-Six District Regiment 1780 1782 A Sergeant under Lt. Joseph Pickens, a Lieutenant, and an Adjutant under Col. Robert Anderson.
Fitchet, Jonathan New Acquisition District Regiment 1779 1779 An Adjutant under Col. Samuel Watson.
Garret, John 2nd Spartan Regiment A Private, a Sergeant, and an Adjutant under Col. Thomas Brandon, before and after the Fall of Charleston.  Dates unknown.
Glover, Joseph Jr. Colleton County Regiment 1775
Glynn, David 1st Spartan Regiment 1779 Private, Captain, Adjutant, and Commissary under Col. John Thomas, Jr., and then Lt. Colonel and Colonel of Lower District Regiment.
Griffin, Benjamin Kershaw Regiment 1782 1782 A Private and an Adjutant under Col. James Postell.
Hawthorn, James SC 6th Regiment 1777 1778 1777 joined SC 6th Regiment as Lieutenant.  Promoted to Captain 2/22/1778.  Later a Major, Adjutant, and Lt. Colonel.
Heyward, John Granville County Regiment 1779 An Ensign during 1776, and an Adjutant to Lt. Col. Bourquin and Col. Benjamin Garden in 1779
Huggins, "Unknown" SC 4th Regiment of State Dragoons 1781 A Lieutenant and an Adjutant under Lt. Col. Peter Horry during 1781.  Unit unknown.
Huggins, Benjamin Horry's Light Dragoons 1781 3/1/1781, an Adjutant under Lt. Col. Peter Horry.
Huggins, William Georgetown District Regiment 1780 1783 A Private, a Lieutenant, and an Adjutant in Militia 1780-1783.  Unit unknown.
Johnson, James Turkey Creek Regiment From Chester District.  A Private, a Lieutenant, an Adjutant, and a Captain under Col. Edward Lacey, dates unknown.
Johnston, John 1781 1782 177 Days as a Sergeant and an Adjutant 1781-1782.  Unit unknown.
Kaiser, John Jacob Charles Town District Regiment Three years as an Inspector or Adjutant, unit and dates unknown.
Karwon, Thomas Marion's Brigade 1782 1782 1782, an Adjutant to Brig. Gen. Francis Marion. Earlier, he had been an Ensign in the Berkeley County Regiment of Militia during 1775. 1781, he supplied beef, provisions, and forage for the SC Militia.
Kirkland, Zachariah Camden District Regiment 1779 1782 A Private, Lieutenant, and Adjutant under Maj. Lewis Threewits, Col. Thomas Taylor 1779-1782. 
Knapp, John SC 3rd Regiment 1778 1780 A Sergeant, a QM, and an Adjutant.  POW at the Fall of Charleston.  Later, in Militia, unit and dates unknown. Siege of Charleston 1780.
Leech, Henry New Acquisition District Regiment 1780 1781 A QM, a Lieutenant, and an Adjutant under Col. William Bratton.
Lenoir, John 1780 1782 A Horseman and an Adjutant in Sumter's Brigade, unit unknown.
Lloyd, Joseph SC 2nd Regiment of State Dragoons 1781 1781 An Adjutant to Col. Charles Myddleton.  Also a Sergeant.
Long, John Polk's Regiment of Light Dragoons 1781 1781 A Private, a Lieutenant, an Adjutant, and a Captain under Lt. Col. William Polk during 1781.  Also, an Adjutant for 10 days under Col. Thomas Brandon (2nd Spartan Regiment).
Love, James Fairfield Regiment 1780 1782 An Adjutant and a QM under Col. Richard Winn and Col. Thomas Brandon (2nd Spartan Regiment).
Love, John 2nd Spartan Regiment 1780 1782 1780-1782, a Private, an Adjutant, and a QM under Col. Thomas Brandon (2nd Spartan Regiment), unit unknown.
Lowe, William SC 4th Regiment 1780 1780 A 2nd Lieutenant and an Adjutant 3/22/1780 under Col. Barnard Beeckman.
Lush, "Unknown" 1781 A Lieutenant and an Adjutant, unit and dates unknown.  Killed at Eutaw Springs 9/8/1781.
Lusk, Henry Upper Ninety-Six District Regiment 1780 1782 At some time during 1780-1782, a QM, Lieutenant, and Adjutant under Capt. Joseph Pickens and Capt. William Strain.
Lusk, James 1st Spartan Regiment 1779 1779, a Lieutenant under Capt. James Steen.  A Lieutenant and an Adjutant under Col. John Thomas, Jr., dates unknown.  Later, served under Col. Thomas Brandon (2nd Spartan Regiment), rank and dates unknown.
Mabry, Daniel 2nd Spartan Regiment 1782 1782 A QM and an Adjutant under Col. Thomas Brandon and Col. Thomas Taylor (Camden District Regiment) during 1782, unit unknown.
Manaham, William New Acquisition District Regiment A Private, a Sergeant, a Sergeant Major, and an Adjutant under Col. William Bratton, unit and dates unknown.
Massey, William SC 1st Regiment 1777 An Adjutant, dates unknown.  Later a Lt. Colonel and Deputy Muster Master General.
McCowen, John Upper Craven County Regiment 1780 1782 An Adjutant in Militia from 1780-1782.  Aka John McCown.
McCreight, James 1781 1782 A Sergeant Major and an Adjutant in Militia 1781-1782.  Nothing more known.
McGill, Samuel Kingstree Regiment 1781 1781 From Williamsburg District.  A Sergeant Major, an Adjutant, and a Lieutenant under Col. Archibald McDonald and BG Francis Marion.
McGuire, Merry SC 3rd Regiment 1779 1779 A Lieutenant and an Adjutant on 7/1/1779.
McQueen, Alexander SC 1st Regiment 1780 1780 Was a Lieutenant.  Also an Adjutant to BG William Moultrie.
Mee, George 1780 1780 An Adjutant, Captain, and Brigade Major in Sumter's Brigade 1780 and 1781.
Miles, Richard Turkey Creek Regiment 1781 1782 An Adjutant under Col. Edward Lacey from 12/15/1781 to 2/12/1782.
Miller, William Turkey Creek Regiment 1781 1781 72 days as an Adjutant under Capt. John Mills during 1781.  Also a Lieutenant.
Miscampbell, Robert SC 2nd Regiment of State Dragoons 1781 1781 75 Days as an Adjutant and a Lieutenant under Capt. Francis Moore, Col. Charles Myddleton during 1781.
Mitchison, Edward Roebuck's Battalion of Spartan Regiment Served under Capt. Benjamin Kilgore from March 1779 to May 1780.  Served under Lt. Col. Levi Casey and Col. Benjamin Roebuck (Roebuck's Battalion of Spartan Regiment) before and after the Fall of Charleston.  At some time, an Adjutant and acting Captain by order of Lt. Col. Henry White and Col. Benjamin Roebuck.
Montgomery, John 2nd Spartan Regiment 1780 1781 A Captain and an Adjutant 1780-1783. 
Moore, Henry SC 4th Regiment 1777 1778 An Adjutant, then a Lieutenant under Capt. James Mitchell.
Moore, James New Acquisition District Regiment 1780 1780 1779, served 13 days under Lt. Jacob Buxton, and 42 days as a Horseman under Capt. Miller.  1780, served 58 days as an Adjutant under Col. William Bratton (New Acquisition District Regiment).  1781, served 40 days as a Horseman and 23 days as a Major under Col. William Bratton.
Morgan, John SC 6th Regiment 1779 From Fairfield District.  An Adjutant under Capt. John Buchanan.
Motlow, John 1st Spartan Regiment 1782 1782 An Adjutant under Col. John Thomas, Jr.  Previously, a Private and a Lieutenant.
Nixon, George SC 4th Regiment - - Adjutant in the SC 4th Regiment, dates unknown.  
Palmer, Joshua 2nd Spartan Regiment 1781 1781 Acted as an Adjutant to Col. Thomas Brandon at battle of Cowpens.
Petrie, Alexander Charles Town District Regiment 1782 1782 An Adjutant from 11/1/1782 to 12/16/1782.
Pettigrew, Ebenezer Upper Ninety-Six District Regiment 1781 1782 An Adjutant under Lt. Col. James McCall from 2/14/1781 to 5/23/1781.  Then, a Commissary.  Also an Adjutant under Col. Robert Anderson from 7/7/1782 to 7/13/1782.
Pierce, Abraham Fairfield Regiment 1781 1782 A Horseman under Capt. Aramana Liles from 3/1/1781 to 7/1/1781.  1782, a Horseman and an Adjutant.
Purvis, John SC 3rd Regiment 1775 Also a Captain, Major, and Lt. Colonel.
Rall, Thomas 1777 1779 An Adjutant from 7/4/1777 to 5/24/1779, unit unknown.
Ramadge, Charles Charles Town District Regiment An Adjutant, dates unknown.
Reese, Ephraim Camden District Regiment 1780 1780 From Richland District.  126 days as an Adjutant in 1780.
Reynolds, David Berkeley County Regiment 1779 1783 An Adjutant under Col. Matthew Singleton during 1779.  1780, a Lieutenant.  1783, an Adjutant under Col. Thomas Taylor (Camden District Regiment).
Reynolds, Samuel Little River District Regiment 1780 1783 From Spartanburg District.  3/16/1780, enlisted under Capt. Benjamin Kilgore.  Sep. 1781, served under Capt. John Nisbett, Col. Benjamin Roebuck (Roebuck's Batallion of Spartan Regiment).  June 1782, served under Lt. Christopher Casey, Maj. John Ford.  12/2/1782, served under Capt. John Blessingham (2nd Spartan Regiment).  At some time, an Adjutant.
Righton, Joseph An Adjutant under Capt. Daniels, dates unknown.  Previously, a Sergeant.
Rutledge, Thomas Granville County Regiment 1776 Lieutenant and Adjutant.  Banished from Charleston by British in 1781.
Simpson, Robert SC 5th Regiment 1778 An Adjutant until he resigned during Nov. 1778.
Sistrunk, Gasper An Adjutant in Sumter's Brigade, unit and dates unknown. 
Skirving, Charles SC 1st Regiment 1779 1779 Regimental Adjutant.  Then a Captain.
Smith, Alexander 810 days as an Adjutant in Militia from 1779-1781, unit unknown.
Snoddy, Andrew SC 1st Regiment of State Dragoons 1781 1781 An Adjutant under Col. Wade Hampton during 1781.
Starke, Robert Jr. Hammond's Regiment of Light Dragoons An Adjutant under Lt. Col./Col. Samuel Hammond during battle of Eutaw Springs. Eutaw Springs.
Stevens, Jervais Henry Maham's Light Dragoons 1781 1781 A Lieutenant, an Adjutant, and a Captain under Lt. Col. Hezekiah Maham during 1781.
Sumter, Thomas Camden District Regiment 1775 1775 Adjutant to Col. Richard Richardson during Snow Campaign. Snow Campaign.
Sutton, William 1782 1782 A Private, a Sergeant Major, and an Adjutant under Col./BG William Henderson during 1782, unit unknown.
Tandy, Achilles 1782 1782 An Adjutant in Militia from 7/12/1782 to 8/14/1782, unit unknown.
Taylor, Frank Little River District Regiment An Adjutant under Lt. Day and Col. James Williams, dates unknown.
Taylor, William 1st Spartan Regiment 1779 1780 A Lieutenant and an Adjutant under Capt. Philemon Waters.  After the Fall of Charleston, a Captain.
Thomas, William Little River District Regiment 1775 Served under Capt. James Pollard, Capt. Angus Campbell (Fairfield Regiment), Capt. John Wallace (Ninety-Six District Regiment), dates unknown. Also an Adjutant. Siege of Ninety-Six 1775, Cherokee Expedition 1776.
Threewits, Llewellyn Camden District Regiment 1780 1782 From Richland District.  An Adjutant for 286 days under Capt. William Goodwyn, Maj. Robert Lyle, Col. Thomas Taylor from 12/21/1780 to 7/1/1782.
Turk, William Upper Ninety-Six District Regiment A Private, an Adjutant, a Commissary, and a Captain under Col. Robert Anderson.  Dates unknown.
Verner, David Ninety-Six District Regiment 1776 1782 Served under Capt. Robert Anderson, Capt. James Pettigrew, Capt. James McCall, Capt. William Harris, Capt. Francis Prince.  Frequently, a Sergeant. Also an Adjutant.
Warham, Charles Charles Town District Regiment 1780 1781 506 days as a Adjutant in the Batallion of Artillery.
Whitaker, John Camden District Regiment 1780 1780 An Adjutant under Maj. Liles, Lt. Col. Robert Goodwin.  Siege of Charleston 1780.
White, James 1st Spartan Regiment 1780 1781 An Adjutant under Maj. Henry White, Col. John Thomas, Jr.
Whithers, Enoch SC 1st Regiment of State Dragoons 1781 1781 An Adjutant under Col. Wade Hampton during 1781.
Wickom, John SC 2nd Regiment 1779 1780 An Adjutant under Capt. Charles Motte.  POW at the Fall of Charleston. Seige of Charleston 1780.
Wilson, Thomas 1782 1782 73 days as an Adjutant in Militia during 1782, unit unknown.  Also a Horseman.
Witherspoon, James Jr. 55 days as a Private and 30 days as an Adjutant, unit and dates unknown.  Then, a Lieutenant 1780-1781.
Woods, Thomas Sr. SC 1st Regiment of State Dragoons 1781 1781 An Adjutant under Col. Wade Hampton during 1781. 
Word, Thomas New Acquisition District Regiment 1782 1782 An Adjutant under Col. William Bratton during 1782.
Wyche, John Camden District Regiment 1780 1782 A Private, an Adjutant, and an Assistant Commissary under Col. Thomas Taylor, unit(s) unknown.
Young, Alexander A Private and an Adjutant in Militia after the Fall of Charleston, unit and dates unknown.
Young, James New Acquisition District Regiment 1782 1782 An Adjutant under Capt. Benjamin Garrison.


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