The American Revolution in South Carolina

 The Ensigns
Ensign First Unit Served In As an Ensign From To Notes Battles/Skirmishes at This Rank
Adams, John Colleton County Regiment 1775 1776 An Ensign in the Edisto Island Volunteers under Capt. Joseph Fickling.  
Alveston, William Berkeley County Regiment 1775 An Ensign under Capt. James Akin.
Anderson, David Upper Ninety-Six District Regiment 1778 1778 Earlier, a Lieutenant in SC 3rd Regiment.  1778, joined Capt. James Middleton as an Ensign, then re-promoted to Lieutenant.  Resigned, joined Militia as a Private.
Bacot, Samuel Upper Craven County Regiment 1781 - 3/11/1781, an Ensign under Capt. Amos Windham.  
Baddeley, John Charles Town District Regiment 1775 1775 An Ensign in early 1775 under Capt. Charles Cotesworth Pinckney.
Barnett, Barnett 1781 Killed in the Battle of Eutaw Springs.
Barnett, Samuel Hampton's Regiment of Light Dragoons An Ensign under Capt. Jacob Barnett, Lt. Col. Henry Hampton.  Dates unknown. Fishing Creek, Eutaw Springs.
Blake, John Charles Town District Regiment 1775 1775 An Ensign in early 1775 under Capt. Charles Cotesworth Pinckney.
Bonham, "Unknown" 1782 At Georgetown
Boush, "Unknown" 1779 Killed at Siege of Savannah on 10/9/1779.  Either with SC or VA Rangers. Siege of Savannah.
Brown, Jacob 2nd Spartan Regiment 1780 1782 An Ensign under Capt. Gabriel Brown, his cousin.  Then, an Ensign under Capt. Jacob Brown (NC), his father.  Returned to SC, an Ensign under Capt. Samuel Otterson, Capt. George Aubrey.
Butler, James Berkeley County Regiment 1776 An Ensign under Capt. John Roger Pinckney.
Caldwell, William SC 3rd Regiment An Ensign under Capt. Richard Winn.
Calhoun, Patrick SC 3rd Regiment 1775 1776 An Ensign under Capt. James McCall.  Killed at Cherokeetown on 6/26/1776. Cherokee Expedition 1776.
Carter, Jacob Colleton County Regiment 1775 1776 An Ensign in the Lower Salt Catchers Company under Capt. David Ferguson, Col. Joseph Glover.
Clements, Gabriel Cheraws District Regiment 1776 1778 A Private, an Ensign, and a 1st Lieutenant under Capt. Andrew DuBose, Col. Lemuel Benton, BG Francis Marion.  Promoted to Captain in 1780.
Coil, Thomas Upper Ninety-Six District Regiment 1780 1781 A Sergeant, an Ensign, then a Lieutenant under Capt. John Norwood, Lt.Col./Col. Robert Anderson 1779-1782.
Cole, "Unknown" SC 2nd Regiment of State Dragoons An Ensign under Col. Charles Myddleton.  Unit and dates unknown.
Counts, John Lower District Regiment 1776 An Ensign under Capt. John Folmer.
Daniel, Aaron Cheraws District Regiment 1775 1780 An Ensign in St. David's Parish Company under Capt. Abel Kolb, Col. George Gabriel Powell, later a Captain in Marion's Brigade.
Dickinson, Benjamin Charles Town District Regiment 1775 1775 An Ensign in early 1775 under Capt. Charles Cotesworth Pinckney.
DuBose, Peter Cheraws District Regiment 1778 1779 St. David's Parish Volunteer Company, first served under Capt. Elias DuBose in 1776.  A Private, an Ensign, a Lieutenant, and a Captain.
Earle, Samuel SC 5th Regiment 1777 1782 Under Capt. John Bowie, promoted to 2nd Lieutenant, then 1st Lt. in October 1779, in 1780 a Captain under Col. Andrew Pickens, November 1781 a brigade Major Stono Ferry.
Eubank, John Cheraws District Regiment 1775 1776 An Ensign in the St. David's Parish Volunteers under Capt. John Blakeney.  In 1776, a Lieutenant under Maj./Lt. Col. Francis Marion.
Fenwicke, Thomas SC 4th Regiment 1776 1778 Lieutenant in Charles Town Rangers.  Reinlisted as Ensign under Capt. Charles Drayton.  1778, back in Charles Town District Regiment under Capt. James Bentham.
Flanagan, James Hampton's Regiment of Light Dragoons 1781 1782 An Ensign and a Lieutenant under Capt. Jacob Barnett, Lt. Col. Henry Hampton, and BG Thomas Sumter during 1781-1782.
Fleming, Bailey Camden District Regiment 1779 1779 An Ensign under Capt. Clyde Henderson.  A Lieutenant, a Captain.
Ford, George Jr. Colleton County Regiment 1775 1776 An Ensign in the Upper Salt Catchers Company under his father, Capt. George Ford.
Ford, Tobias 1781 An Ensign during 1781, unit unknown.  Later a Lieutenant in Marion's Brigade, rank, unit, and dates unknown.
Garden, Alexander Lee's Legion A Cornet, an Ensign, and a Lieutenant.  Later volunteer Aide-de-Camp to Maj. Gen. Green.
Glaze, Thomas Fairfield Regiment 1779 1780 An Orderly Sergeant and an Ensign under Capt. Middleton McDonald.  1780, Captain under Col. John Marshall.
Glover, John SC 1st Regiment 1775 1776 1775, an Ensign.  1776, a Lieutenant.  Later a Private in the militia.
Glover, Joseph Jr. Colleton County Regiment 1775 1776 An Ensign in the Round O Company under Capt. William Sanders.
Gordon, James Berkeley County Regiment 1781 1782 Promoted to Lieutenant in 1782.
Gore, James Manning Fairfield Regiment 1780 1781 1780, an Ensign under Lt. Col. Joseph Brown.  1781, a Lieutenant for a month - Mar-Apr.  Apr. 1781, a Captain under Col. Richard Winn.
Gough, John Colleton County Regiment 1775 1776 An Ensign in the Horse Shoe Company under Capt. William Clay Snipes.
Hardyman, Joseph Cheraws District Regiment 1775 1777 An Ensign under Capt. Thomas Hardyman (his father).
Hart, David Lower Ninety-Six District Regiment 1780 An Ensign under Capt. William Butler.
Hays, James Spartan Regiment 1776 1777 1776, an Ensign under Capt. John Moore.  1777, a Lieutenant under Capt. John Moore. 1778, a Captain under Col. John Thomas, Sr.
Hemphill, James New Acquisition District Regiment An Ensign under Capt. Samuel Adams, dates unknown.
Heyward, John Granville County Regiment 1776 1779 An Ensign during 1776, and an Adjutant to Lt. Col. Bourquin and Col. Benjamin Garden in 1779
Huggins, Benjamin SC 2nd Regiment 1779 1780 Promoted to Ensign April 1779.  A Lieutenant in 1782.
Huggins, James SC 5th Regiment 1777 An Ensign under Lt. Thomas Farrar, Lt. Richard Tutt, Capt. Benjamin Tutt.  Also an Ensign after the Fall of Charleston, unit unknown.
Hutchinson, Thomas Jr. Colleton County Regiment 1775 An Ensign in the Chehaw Company under Capt. Henry Hyrne.
Jackson, Mark SC 6th Regiment 1776 An Ensign under Capt. John Hampton.
James, John Camden District Regiment 1777 1779 1777, an Ensign under Capt. Matthew Singleton.  1779, a Lieutenant under Capt. John Armstrong, Capt. Matthew Singleton.  Later, a Lieutenant under Capt. John Singleton, Capt. William Dukes.
Johnson, Baker Kingstree Regiment An Ensign under Capt. Thomas Potts, dates unknown. Ft. Watson.
Johnson, William Cheraws District Regiment 1775 An Ensign under Capt. Luke Whitefield.
Karwon, Thomas Berkeley County Regiment 1775 1776 An Ensign under Capt. Benjamin Marion.
Keys, Henry SC 3rd Regiment An Ensign under Capt. John Purvis.
Kilves, George Turkey Creek Regiment 1779 1779 An Ensign under Capt. Hugh Whiteside in 1779.
Kirk, James Lower Ninety-Six District Regiment 1778 An Ensign under Col. LeRoy Hammond during 1778.  Unit unknown.
Lacey, Joshua SC 6th Regiment An Ensign under Lt. George Duff, Capt. James Duff.  Dates unknown.
La Roche, David An Ensign under Capt. Thomas Sparks.  Dates unknown.  aka David Laroch.
Lindsey, James Little River District Regiment An Ensign under Capt. Jeorard Smith.  Dates unknown.
Love, William New Acquisition District Regiment An Ensign under Maj. Francis Ross, dates unknown.
Lowe, Thomas Pulaski's Legion 1779 1781 First in Rhode Island unit.  Ship blockaded at Charleston, he escaped and joined Pulaski's Legion as Sergeant Major. Promoted to Ensign, at Siege of Savannah.  Captured at Battle of Guilford Courthouse. Siege of Savannah, Guilford Court House (NC).
Lucy, John SC 6th Regiment An Ensign under Capt. James Duff.  Dates unknown.
Maghee, Michael Little River District Regiment An Ensign under Lt. Henry Pitts, Lt. Col. Levi Casey
Matthews, John Charles Town District Regiment 1775 1775 An Ensign in early 1775 under Capt. Charles Cotesworth Pinckney.
Mazyck, Stephen SC 2nd Regiment 1780 1780 1780, an Ensign and a Lieutenant.  POW at the Fall of Charleston.  Exchanged June 1781.  Served to end of war.  aka Stephen Mazick.
McCool, John New Acquisition District Regiment 1777 1778 A Private, an Ensign, a Lieutenant, and a Captain in Sumter's Brigade.
McElroy, John Little River District Regiment 1780 An Ensign under Lt. Briggs, Capt. Benjamin Kilgore.
McMuldrough, Hugh Cheraws District Regiment 1782 1782 35 Days as a Sergeant Major.  At one time, an Ensign.  Unit unknown.
McMuldrough, James Cheraws District Regiment A Sergeant Major, and at one time an Ensign.  Unit unknown.
Miles, Allen Colleton County Regiment 1775 1776 An Ensign in the Stono Company under Capt. John Sommers.
Miles, Charles 2nd Spartan Regiment 1778 An Ensign under Capt. John Moore.
Miles, Josiah Colleton County Regiment 1775 1776 An Ensign in the Godfrey's Savannah Company under Capt. Thomas Ladson.
Owens, John Little River District Regiment An Ensign under Capt. David Williams.  Dates unknown.
Peden, Samuel Roebuck's Battalion of Spartan Regiment 1780 1780 March 1780, an Ensign under Capt. John Barry.  May 1780, a Captain.
Perkins, David Cheraws District Regiment 1776 1776, an Ensign in the St. David's Parish Volunteers.
Postell, James Colleton County Regiment 1775 1778 An Ensign in the St. Bartholomew's Parish Gentlemen Volunteers under Capt. William Mills.  1778, a Captain under Col. Joseph Kershaw in the Camden District Regiment.  1779, a Major under Col. Joseph Kershaw.  Brigade Major under Gen. Lachlan McIntosh.  POW at the Fall of Charleston.  Exchanged June 1780.  Promoted to Lt. Colonel.
Postell, James Jr. Berkeley County Regiment An Ensign under Capt. James Skirvin.  Dates unknown.
Prince, Thomas SC 5th Regiment An Ensign under Capt. Francis Prince.
Robertson, Nathaniel 1st Spartan Regiment 1779 1780 An Ensign under Capt. George Taylor.  Later a Lieutenant.
Roche, Patrick 1775 An Ensign in Militia during 1775.  Nothing more known.
Roebuck, Ezekiel Upper Ninety-Six District Regiment A Private and an Ensign under Capt. Francis Linkfield before and after the Fall of Charleston.
Rothmahler, Erasmus SC 4th Regiment of State Dragoons 1781 1783 A Cornet and an Ensign under Capt. Richard Gough, Lt. Col. Peter Horry.
St. John, Andeon Colleton County Regiment 1775 1776 An Ensign in the Pon Pon Company under Capt. Isaac Hayne.
Servis, John SC 2nd Regiment 1776 An Ensign under Capt. John Graham during 1776.
Shubrick, Thomas Jr. Charles Town District Regiment 1775 1776 An Ensign in the Light Infantry Company.
Simons, Keating Charles Town District Regiment 1775 1775 An Ensign in early 1775 under Capt. Charles Cotesworth Pinckney.
Singleton, John Camden District Regiment An Ensign under Capt. Matthew Singleton, dates unknown.
Smely, William Colleton County Regiment 1775 1776 An Ensign in the Wadmalaw Island Company under Capt. John Wilson.
Smith, Peter Charles Town District Regiment 1775 1775 An Ensign in early 1775 under Capt. Charles Cotesworth Pinckney.
Smith, Thomas Colleton County Regiment 1775 1776 An Ensign in the Pon Pon Company under Capt. Isaac Hayne.
Standard, William Cheraws District Regiment 1775 1778 From Cheraws District.  An Ensign under Capt. John Kimbrough, and a Captain in St. David's Parish Volunteer Company.  Also served as a Lieutenant and Captain in Cheraws District Regiment under Col. Abel Kolb during 1779.
Sutton, John Cheraws District Regiment 1775 An Ensign in the St. David's Parish Volunteer Company under Capt. Thomas Lide.
Taylor, Hugh 2nd Spartan Regiment An Ensign under Lt. Norris Montgomery, Capt. John Montgomery, Col. Thomas Brandon.  Dates unknown.
Thompson, John Spartan Regiment 1776 An Ensign under Lt. Nathaniel Jeffries.
Threewits, Wilkie Camden District Regiment An Ensign under Lt. Green Reeves, Capt. William Goodwyn, Col. Thomas Taylor, dates unknown.
Tutt, Gabriel Upper Ninety-Six District Regiment 1781 An Ensign under Lt. Col. Purvis.
Wait, Abraham Colleton County Regiment 1775 1776 An Ensign in the John's Island Company under Capt. Thomas Ladson.  aka Abraham Waiht.
Wait, Isaac Colleton County Regiment 1775 1776 An Ensign in the John's Island Company under Capt. Thomas Ladson.   aka Isaac Weight.
Wakefield, James Charles Town District Regiment 1775 1775 An Ensign in early 1775 under Capt. Charles Cotesworth Pinckney.
Wickom, John SC 2nd Regiment 1779 Killed at the Siege of Savannah 10/9/1779. Siege of Savannah.
Wilkinson, Morton Colleton County Regiment 1775 1776 An Ensign in the Willtown Company under Capt. William Skirvin.
Williams, Membrance Kershaw Regiment 1781 An Ensign under Capt. James Clark during 1781.
Williford, Nathan Lower Ninety-Six District Regiment 1779 1779 An Ensign and a Lieutenant under Capt. William Smith, Lt. Col. Benjamin Roebuck. Stono Ferry.
Willis, John Fairfield Regiment 1781 1782 An Ensign under Lt. Joseph Ledbetter, Capt. John Turner.
Withers, William R. SC 1st Regiment 1775 1780 Nov. 1775, an Ensign.  1780, a Lieutenant.
Witherspoon, John Cheraws District Regiment 1775 An Ensign under Capt. Thomas Port.


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