The American Revolution in North Carolina

Beaufort County Regiment of Militia

Date Established:


Original Officers:

September 9, 1775

Col. James Bonner
Col. Thomas Bonner, Jr.
Col. William Brown

Col. James Bonner
Lt. Col. Thomas Bonner, Jr.
1st Maj. Roger Ormond
2nd Maj. William Brown

Known Lt. Colonels:

Known Majors: 

Known Adjutants:

Lt. Col. Thomas Bonner, Jr.

1st Maj. Roger Ormond
2nd Maj. William Brown
Maj. Henry Bonner

None Known

Known Captains:

Henry Bonner

Alderson Ellison

Thomas Jones

Edmund McKeel

John Moore

? Welch


William White


Known Lieutenants - Captain Unknown:


? Boyd


Known Ensigns - Captain Unknown:


Elias Hoell


Known Privates / Fifers / Drummers, etc. - Captain Unknown:


James Hardison


Brief History of the Regiment:

On September 9, 1775, the Provincial Congress authorized thirty-five (35) existing county Militias to be organized. All officers were appointed and commissioned by the Provincial Congress.

With such a small population, Beaufort County had significant problems raising and maintaining its Militia over the course of the war. To date, the Author has found very few Patriots who served from Beaufort County.

The Beaufort County Regiment was active until the end of the war. Units of this regiment were known to have participated in the following known battles/skirmishes:


Known Battles / Skirmishes:


Briar Creek (GA)


Rockfish Creek

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