The American Revolution in South Carolina

 The Matrosses & Gunners
Matross/Gunner First Unit Served In As a Matross/Gunner From To Notes Battles/Skirmishes at This Rank
All, Sabastion SC 4th Regiment 1780 Served under Capt. William Mitchell.
Allen, William SC 4th Regiment 1779 Served under Capt. Harman Davis, Capt. John Wickly.
Amonet, Charles SC 4th Regiment 1780 Served under Capt. John Wickly.
Anderson, Daniel SC 4th Regiment 1777 A Corporal 10/1/1776.  A Matross on 4/2/1777.
Andrews, Daniel SC 4th Regiment 1777 1777 Promoted to Matross 4/2/1777.  Promoted to Corporal 11/25/1777.  Reenlisted in SC 2nd Regiment 8/1/1779 as a Corporal.  Captured 9/1/1779.
Anquish, John SC 4th Regiment 1776 1779 53 months as a matross.  Promoted to Corporal 11/25/1779.
Anthony, Peter SC 4th Regiment 1780 1780 Served under Capt. John Francis DeTreville.
Arts, Edward SC 4th Regiment 1780 Served under Capt. John Wickly during 1780.
Austin, John SC 4th Regiment 1779 1780 Earlier in SC 2nd Regiment.  1779, a Matross under Capt. James Mitchell in SC 4th Regiment.  In Militia 1780-1783, unit unknown.  aka John Auston.
Bailey, John SC 4th Regiment 1779 Served under Capt. James Mitchell.
Barnes, Charles SC 4th Regiment 1778 Enlisted as a Corporal.  A Matross on 8/18/1778.
Barrett, Aaron SC 4th Regiment 1778 1780 Served under Capt. William Mitchell.  Became a Gunner on 9/15/1778.
Bass, James SC 4th Regiment 1776 Enlisted as a Gunner.
Bell, James SC 4th Regiment 1779 1780 A Matross.
Bolton, Thomas SC 4th Regiment 1777 1780 A Matross on 4/1/1777.  A Gunner on 10/27/1778 under Capt. James Mitchell.
Bosher, John SC 4th Regiment 1777 A Matross.  Under Capt. James Mitchell during 1779.
Brigg, Adam SC 4th Regiment 1777 1780 Promoted to Matross 4/1/1777.  
Brockinton, James SC 4th Regiment 1776 Enlisted as a Corporal.  Promoted to Sergeant on 9/10/1776.  Promoted to Matross on 12/23/1776.
Brown, Dennis SC 4th Regiment 1779 1780 Enlisted in 1778.  A Matross under Capt. James Mitchell 1779-1780.
Brown, Robert SC 4th Regiment 1776 A Gunner on 12/23/1776.  A Matross on 8/5/1777.
Burket, John SC 4th Regiment 1779 1780 A Matross under Capt. Harman Davis.
Burnham, Charles SC 4th Regiment 1776 1776 A Gunner on 11/12/1776.  A Matross from 2/17/1777 to 2/2/1778.  A Gunner again from 2/2/1778 to 5/12/1780.
Cameron, John SC 4th Regiment 1776 1777 Promoted to Corporal 1/9/1776, promoted to Sergeant 1/23/1776, promoted to Sergeant Major 8/25/1776.  A Matross on 11/23/1776.  A Gunner on 2/4/1777.  Back to Sergeant on 2/18/1777.  Back to Sergeant Major 8/14/1777.  Discharged 12/8/1777.
Carr, James SC 4th Regiment 1776 A Gunner on 4/1/1776.  A Matross on 7/9/1776.
Carter, Isham SC 4th Regiment 1780 1780 Served under Capt. John Wickly in 1779.  Reenlisted 1/1/1780 as a Matross under Capt. William Mitchell.  POW at the Fall of Charleston.
Chapell, John G. SC 4th Regiment 1779 1780 A Matross under Capt. John Wickly.
Colby, John SC 4th Regiment 1779 1780 A Matross.
Connor, Benjamin SC 4th Regiment 1779 1779, a Matross under Capt. Harman Davis.
Cox, William SC 4th Regiment 1776 1777 A Gunner on 9/16/1776.  Discharged 1/4/1777.
Crapps, John SC 4th Regiment 1779 1779 Also served in Militia 1780-1781, killed.
Cripps, John SC 4th Regiment 1780 1780 A Matross under Capt. William Mitchell.
Croner, Matthew SC 4th Regiment 1779 1780 A Matross under Capt. Harman Davis.
Crosby, James SC 4th Regiment 1779 1780 A Matross under Capt. Richard Brooke Roberts.
Crosby, John SC 4th Regiment 1779 1780 A Matross under Capt. Richard Brooke Roberts.
Cross, James SC 4th Regiment 1779 1780 A Matross under Capt. John Wickly.
Curl, John SC 4th Regiment 1778 A Gunner on 1/19/1778.
Dandridge, John SC 4th Regiment 1780 1789 A Matross under Capt. William Mitchell.
Davis, John SC 4th Regiment 1778 A Gunner on 2/23/1778, then a Matross.
Denick, William SC 4th Regiment 1778 A Gunner on 8/18/1778.
Didier, Benjamin SC 4th Regiment 1776 A Gunner on 4/26/1776.  A Matross on 2/4/1777.
Dovan, Groves SC 4th Regiment 1778 1779 A Gunner on 6/23/1778.
Driver, John SC 4th Regiment 1778 Enlisted as a Matross, served under Capt. Richard Brooke Roberts.
Drury, Michael SC 4th Regiment 1780 1780 A Matross under Capt. William Mitchell.
Ellis, John SC 4th Regiment 1780 1780 A Private and a Matross under Capt. John Wickly.
Ervin, Gavin SC 4th Regiment A Matross, dates unknown.
Fairchild, John SC 4th Regiment 1777 A Gunner on 11/25/1777.  A Matross on 12/24/1777.
Feast, James SC 2nd Regiment 1776 1780 A Private, a Matross, and a Sergeant.  1779, served under Capt. Peter Gray.  1783, in Militia, unit unknown.
Findley, John SC 4th Regiment 1776 Enlisted as a Matross.  Court martialed on 9/22/1779 for desertion.  Later in Militia.
Fuller, Benjamin SC 4th Regiment 1776 Enlisted as a Gunner.
Gaddis, Peter SC 4th Regiment 1776 1776 A Gunner on 4/1/1776.  Promoted to Corporal 7/23/1776.  Promoted to Sergeant 12/24/1776.
Gardner, William SC 4th Regiment 1777 1780 A Private and a Matross.  aka William Gardiner.
Garret, Joshua SC 4th Regiment 1776 A Gunner on 4/2/1776.  A Matross on 11/26/1776.
Garrick, Isaac SC 4th Regiment 1777 1780 A Matross on 4/1/1777.  1779, served under Capt. Richard Brooke Roberts.
Garrick, James SC 4th Regiment 1779 A Matross under Capt. Richard Brooke Roberts.
Glossons, Nick SC 4th Regiment 1776 A Private and a Matross.  1779, served under Capt. Richard Brooke Roberts.  At some time, served in SC 2nd Regiment.
Gonder, George SC 4th Regiment 1777 1778 A Private, a Corporal, a Sergeant, a Matross, and a Gunner.
Goodall, Robert SC 4th Regiment 1777 A Gunner on 4/1/1777.
Gordon, Robert SC 4th Regiment 1779 A Gunner.
Gore, Jonathan SC 4th Regiment 1778 1780 A Matross under Capt. James Mitchell.
Grier, Andrew SC 4th Regiment 1776 1778 Promoted to Corporal 11/10/1778.  Promoted to Sergeant 12/8/1778.  At some time, a Matross.
Griffin, William SC 4th Regiment 1776 1780 A Matross under Capt. Harman Davis.
Grisham, John SC 4th Regiment 1778 1779 A Gunner on 2/16/1778.  A Sergeant on 11/1/1779.
Hall, William SC 4th Regiment 1775 1776 A Gunner on 4/1/1776.  A Corporal on 9/10/1776.  A Matross on 11/26/1776.
Hamilton, Richard SC 4th Regiment 1777 A Gunner on 5/26/1777.
Hampstead, John SC 4th Regiment 1779 1780 A Private and a Matross under Cap. William Mitchell.  aka John Hamstead.
Hannah, James SC 4th Regiment 1780 1780 A Matross under Capt. William Mitchell during 1780.  POW at the Fall of Charleston, exchanged. Siege of Charleston 1780.
Hare, Robert SC 4th Regiment 1777 Promoted to Corporal on 10/28/1777.  A Matross on 11/11/1777.  Promoted to Sergeant on 4/1/1778.  Back to Matross on 6/10/1778.
Henderson, Andrew SC 4th Regiment 1779 A Private and a Matross under Capt. John Francis DeTreville.
Henington, William SC 4th Regiment A Matross under Capt. William Mitchell.  Dates unknown.
Hewitt, Hill SC 4th Regiment 1776 1779, a Matross under Capt. Richard Brooke Roberts.
Hickman, Edward SC 4th Regiment 1778 A Gunner on 10/27/1778.  A Matross on 11/10/1778.  1779, served under Capt. James Mitchell.
Hickman, John SC 4th Regiment 1778 1780 A Private and a Matross under Capt. James Mitchell.
Holly, Francis SC 4th Regiment 1778 A Matross under Capt. James Mitchell.
Hooke, James SC 4th Regiment 1778 A Gunner on 5/26/1778.
Hoover, Gotlieb SC 4th Regiment 1776 1780 A Private and a Matross under Capt. John Francis DeTreville.
Hughs, James SC 4th Regiment 1779 A Matross.
Hull, Joseph SC 4th Regiment 1777 1780 Earlier a Corporal.  A Matross on 11/18/1777.  POW at the Fall of Charleston, exchanged. Stono Ferry, Siege of Charleston 1780.
Irvin, James SC 4th Regiment 1778 1779 A Gunner on 7/21/1778.  Discharged 1/4/1779.
Jackson, Edward SC 4th Regiment 1776 1777 A Gunner on 10/28/1776.
Jennerett, Elias SC 4th Regiment 1777 1778 A Gunner on 10/20/1777.  Promoted to Sergeant 6/23/1778.  aka Elias Janneret, Elias Jenneret.
Johnson, Frederick SC 4th Regiment 1776 A Gunner.
Johnson, James SC 4th Regiment 1778 1780 A Matross and a Gunner during 1778.
Johnson, John SC 4th Regiment 1776 Enlisted as a Gunner.
Johnson, Joseph SC 4th Regiment 1777 A Gunner on 7/28/1777.  A Matross on 10/21/1777.
Johnson, Thomas SC 4th Regiment 1778 1778 A Gunner on 5/26/1778.
Jones, David SC 4th Regiment 1776 1777 A Gunner on 7/23/1776.  A Corporal on 2/4/1777.  Deserted on 5/7/1779.
Jones, James SC 4th Regiment 1778 A Gunner on 1/6/1778.
Keiff, Daniel SC 4th Regiment 1776 1776 Promoted to Corporal 2/19/1776.  Promoted to Sergeant 8/6/1776.  A Matross on 6/10/1777.
Kelly, Samuel SC 4th Regiment 1779 1780 A Matross.
Kennedy, Mark SC 4th Regiment 1776 1776 Promoted to Sergeant 4/30/1776.  Also a Matross.  Discharged 1/4/1779.
Kerlin, John SC 4th Regiment 1776 Enlisted as a Gunner.  Promoted to Corporal 4/1/1777.  A Matross on 7/22/1777.  Back to Corporal on 8/28/1777.  Back to Matross on 10/14/1777.  Back to Corporal on 2/25/1778.  Promoted to Sergeant on 8/12/1778.  Back to Matross on 12/8/1778.
Kilpatrick, Samuel SC 4th Regiment 1779 1780 A Matross under Capt. Harman Davis.
Kilpatrick, Spencer SC 4th Regiment 1779 1780 A Matross.  1780, served uner Capt. William Mitchell.  Then, in SC Navy.  1782, served in Artillery again under Capt. Harman Davis, Lt. Col. John Faucheraud Grimke.
Kinliven, Michael SC 4th Regiment 1778 A Gunner on 1/6/1778.
Kirkham, Henry SC 4th Regiment 1777 A Gunner on 2/1/1777.
Kitts, Francis SC 4th Regiment 1776 1777 A Gunner on 5/14/1776.  Discharged 12/19/1777.
Knowlan, Robert SC 4th Regiment 1776 Enlisted as a Gunner.
Lawrence, John SC 4th Regiment 1778 Promoted to Corporal  6/14/1778.  A Matross on 12/22/1778
Lewis, James SC 4th Regiment 1778 1780 A Matross.  1779, served under Capt. Richard Brooke Roberts.
Linder, Lewis SC 4th Regiment 1775 1776 Promoted to Corporal 1/23/1776.  Promoted to Sergeant 4/16/1776.  Promoted to QM Sergeant 5/14/1776.  A Matross on 7/22/1776.  A Gunner on 12/1/1776.  Back to Corporal 8/20/1777.  Back to Sergeant 11/25/1777.
Lockwood, Joseph SC 4th Regiment 1779 1779 Promoted to Corporal 2/3/1778.  A Matross on 1/2/1779.
Long, Aquilla SC 4th Regiment 1778 1780 A Matross under Capt. Richard Brooke Roberts during 1779.  Killed at the Siege of Charleston. Siege of Charleston 1780.
Long, Josiah SC 4th Regiment 1779 1780 A Matross under Capt. James Mitchell.
Maddeins, Abraham SC 4th Regiment 1777 1777 A Gunner on 4/15/1777.  A Corporal on 5/13/1777.
Magro, John B. SC 4th Regiment 1780 1780 A Matross under Capt. Harman Davis.
Malay, William SC 4th Regiment 1779 A Matross under Capt. Richard Brooke Roberts.
Mangold, John SC 4th Regiment 1776 1777 A Gunner on 12/23/1777.
Marlow, Mark SC 4th Regiment 1778 1780 A Matross under Capt. James Mitchell.
Mathews, Brice SC 4th Regiment 1776 1777 Enlisted as a Sergeant.  A Gunner on 10/1/1776.  A Corporal on 10/13/1777.  Back to Sergeant on 9/15/1778.  A Sergeant under Capt. Richard Brooke Roberts during 1779.
Matson, Malcolm SC 4th Regiment 1777 A Gunner on 11/25/1777.
McBride, William SC 4th Regiment 1776 1778 Promoted to Corporal 1/23/1776.  Promoted to Sergeant 4/22/1776.  A Matross on 10/29/1776.  Discharged 1/1/1778.  Joined Militia.  Killed 1781.
McCants, William SC 4th Regiment 1776 1777 Promoted to Corporal 3/19/1776.  A Gunner on 9/16/1776.  Discharged 12/29/1777.
McCarty, Daniel SC 4th Regiment 1779 1780 Enlisted as a Matross.
McGee, Thomas SC 4th Regiment 1780 1780 A Matross from 1/1/1780 to 6/1/1780.
McGolphin, Gilbert SC 4th Regiment 1777 Enlisted as a Sergeant.  A Matross on 8/1/1777.
McIver, Charles SC 4th Regiment 1778 A Matross.
McIver, Daniel SC 4th Regiment 1780 1780 1775, a Private in SC 2nd Regiment.  Promoted to Corporal 11/7/1777.  Discharged 7/20/1778, while under Capt. John Blake. Reenlisted in SC 4th Regiment on 1/1/1780 as a Gunner.
McKee, Thomas SC 4th Regiment 1777 A Matross under Capt. John Wickly.
McMackin, William SC 4th Regiment 1777 1780 Promoted to Gunner on 8/18/1777.
McMahon, Arthur SC 4th Regiment 1775 1776 Enlisted as Sergeant.  A Matross on 4/16/1776.  A Gunner on 5/27/1776.  A QM Sergeant 7/22/1776.  Discharged 11/8/1777.
McMullan, Alexander SC 4th Regiment 1777 1780 Promoted to Gunner on 3/17/1777.  1779, served under Capt. Richard Brooke Roberts.
McNabb, Isaac SC 4th Regiment 1776 1776 Promoted to Corporal on 12/23/1776.  A Matross on 4/1/1776.  A Corporal on 7/22/1777.  A Sergeant on 11/11/1777.
Meck, James SC 4th Regiment A Matross.  Dates unknown.
Miller, Charles SC 4th Regiment 1780 1780 A Matross under Capt. Harman Davis.
Miller, Jacob SC 4th Regiment 1778 1780 Promoted to Gunner on 9/18/1778.
Moore, James SC 4th Regiment 1780 1780 A Matross under Capt. William Mitchell.
Moore, James SC 4th Regiment 1779 1780 A Matross under Capt. John Wickly.
Moore, John SC 4th Regiment 1775 A Corporal and a Gunner under Capt. William Mitchell.
Moore, Robert SC 4th Regiment 1776 1780 A Matross.
Moore, Samuel SC 4th Regiment 1776 Promoted to Gunner on 4/1/1776.  Promoted to Matross on 2/18/1777.
Moore, William SC 4th Regiment 1780 1780 A Matross.
Moore, William SC 4th Regiment 1779 A prisoner sent to Jamaica.
Moroity, Robert SC 4th Regiment 1777 1778 A Gunner on 5/13/1777.  A Matross on 6/24/1777.  A Gunner on 7/27/1777.
Morrison, James SC 4th Regiment 1775 1776 A Gunner on 7/23/1776.  A Matross on 5/1/1777.  A Corporal on 8/5/1777.
Morrow, John SC 4th Regiment 1778 1780 A Matross.
Murrow, John SC 4th Regiment 1778 1780 A Gunner under Capt. Richard Brooke Roberts.
Narque, Lewis SC 4th Regiment 1779 1780 A Matross under Capt. William Mitchell.
Neblit, Joshua SC 4th Regiment 1777 1778 A Gunner on 2/17/1777.
Neel, John SC 4th Regiment 1777 A Gunner on  7/23/1776.  Promoted to Corporal 5/8/1777.  A Matross on 7/1/1777.
Nevin, John SC 4th Regiment 1776 Enlisted as a Sergeant.  A Matross on 5/13/1776.
North, Thomas SC 4th Regiment 1777 1780 Enlisted as a Matross.
Nutcher, James SC 4th Regiment 1776 1776 A Gunner on 4/2/1776.  A Corporal on 1/30/1777.
Odam, Edmund SC 4th Regiment 1776 Enlisted as a Gunner.
Oglesby, Sabred SC 4th Regiment 1776 Enlisted as a Gunner.  A Matross on 2/1/1777.
Oll, Sebastian SC 4th Regiment 1780 1780 A Matross under Capt. William Mitchell.
Overstreet, Henry SC 4th Regiment 1776 Enlisted as a Gunner.
Parker, Ephraim SC 4th Regiment 1778 1779 A Matross under Capt. James Mitchell.  Then, a Fifer.
Parker, John SC 4th Regiment 1776 Enlisted as a Matross.  1779, served under Capt. James Mitchell.
Paul, Jacob SC 4th Regiment 1776 1777 A Matross.  Promoted to Corporal on 10/21/1777.
Paul, Maurice SC 4th Regiment 1777 1780 A Matross.  1779, served under Capt. James Mitchell.
Pitman, John SC 4th Regiment 1781 1781 A Matross from 12/18/1781 to 7/1/1781.  At some time, in Militia.
Porter, John SC 4th Regiment 1777 Enlisted as a Gunner.  Promoted to Corporal 12/15/1781 under Capt. William Fishburne, Col. Peter Horry (SC 4th Regiment of State Dragoons).
Prince, Nicholas SC 4th Regiment 1779 1780 From Kingstown.  6/1/1776, enlisted under Capt. Dennis Hawkins, Capt. William Snow.  8/3/1777, enlisted in SC 4th Regiment under Capt. John Wickly.  A Gunner on 1/5/1779.  POW at the Fall of Charleston, escaped after 13 days.  Then, served under Lt. Fitch Harris (Kingstree Regiment), dates unknown. Siege of Savannah, Siege of Charleston 1780.
Purdy, Rowley SC 4th Regiment 1776 A Matross.  Killed at Ft. Moultrie on 6/20/1779. Ft. Moultrie.
Ramsay, John SC 4th Regiment A Matross, dates unknown.  Served in Militia 1780-1781, unit(s) unknown.
Reiley, David SC 4th Regiment 1780 1780 A Matross.  May be same man as directly below.
Riley, David SC 4th Regiment A Private and a Matross under Capt. Harman Davis, dates unknown.
Rogers, Lewis SC 4th Regiment 1779 A Matross under Capt. James Mitchell.
Rothmore, Martin SC 4th Regiment 1779 1780 A Gunner.
Ryalls, John SC 4th Regiment 1779 A Matross under Capt. James Mitchell.
Sauls, Gideon SC 4th Regiment A Matross.
Selfs, Samuel SC 4th Regiment 1778 1780 A Matross under Capt. Richard Brooke Roberts.
Sherburn, Benjamin SC 4th Regiment 1779 1780 A Gunner.  POW at the Fall of Charleston, exchanged. Siege of Charleston 1780.
Shew, Benjamin SC 4th Regiment 1780 1780 A Matross under Capt. Harman Davis.
Shuburn, Benjamin SC 4th Regiment 1780 1780 A Gunner under Capt. William Mitchell.
Sing, Aquilla SC 4th Regiment 1779 A Matross under Capt. Richard Brooke Roberts.
Smart, Jeremiah SC 4th Regiment 1780 A Matross under Capt. William Mitchell.
Smith, John SC 4th Regiment 1779 A Matross under Capt. William Mitchell.
Smith, William SC 4th Regiment A Matross under Capt. Richard Brooke Roberts.  At Sheldon during 1779.
Sones, Benjamin SC 4th Regiment A Matross, dates unknown.
Souls, Gideon SC 4th Regiment 1778 1780 A Matross under Capt. James Mitchell.
Stanford, John SC 4th Regiment A Matross under Capt. Harman Davis.
Strange, James SC 4th Regiment 1776 A Matross under Capt. James Mitchell.  Then, a Marine.
Strop, James SC 4th Regiment A Gunner.  Dates unknown.
Sullivan, John SC 4th Regiment A Matross, dates unknown.  Died while in service.
Sullivan, Matthew SC 4th Regiment 1777 1780 A Matross under Capt. John Wickly.  A Gunner on 11/25/1777.
Tatman, William SC 4th Regiment 1780 1780 A Gunner under Capt. William Mitchell.
Taylor, Charles SC 4th Regiment 1777 1780 A Matross.  POW at the Fall of Charleston, died in prison. Siege of Charleston 1780.
Tousinger, Peter SC 4th Regiment 1779 1779 A Matross.  Wounded and POW at battle of Stono Ferry.  After the surrender of Charleston, placed in Hospital there, but died on 4/5/1781. Stono Ferry.
Turner, Joseph SC 4th Regiment 1777 1780 A Matross.
Tussiger, Peter SC 4th Regiment 1779 1780 A Matross under Capt. James Mitchell.
Vanette, John SC 4th Regiment 1780 1780 A Matross under Capt. James Mitchell.
Varnads, Isaac SC 4th Regiment 1780 1780 A Matross under Capt. James Mitchell.
Veal, John SC 4th Regiment A Matross under Capt. Harman Davis, dates unknown.  1782, served 38 days in Militia, unit unknown.
Watson, Elisha SC 4th Regiment A Matross under Capt. John Wickly, dates unknown.
Weatherford, John SC 4th Regiment 1776 1780 A Matross.  1779, served under Capt. James Mitchell.
West, Meridith SC 4th Regiment 1778 1780 A Matross.  1779, served under Capt. James Mitchell.
West, Simeon SC 4th Regiment 1778 A Matross under Capt. James Mitchell.
Westcoat, William SC 4th Regiment 1779 1780 A Matross.  1779, served under Capt. Richard Brooke Roberts.  POW at the Fall of Charleston. Siege of Charleston 1780.
White, James SC 4th Regiment A Matross under Capt. John Wickly, dates unknown.
White, Samuel SC 4th Regiment 1777 1780 A Gunner.  1779, served under Capt. Richard Brooke Roberts.
Williams, Benjamin SC 4th Regiment 1779 A Gunner under Capt. Richard Brooke Roberts.
Williams, John SC 4th Regiment 1780 1780 A Matross under Capt. William Mitchell.
Williams, Robert SC 4th Regiment 1777 1780 A Matross.  POW at the Fall of Charleston, died in prison. Siege of Charleston 1780.
Witherspoon, David SC 4th Regiment A Matross, dates unknown.  Also in SC 2nd Regiment.
Wylant, George SC 4th Regiment A Matross under Capt. John Wickly, dates unknown.


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