The American Revolution in North Carolina

Cumberland County Regiment of Militia

Date Established:


Original Officers:

September 9, 1775

Col. Thomas Rutherford
Col. Alexander McAllister
Col. Ebenezer Folsome
Col. Thomas Matthews
Col. David Smith
Col. Robert Rowan
Col. Philip Alston
Col. James Emmett

Col. Thomas Rutherford
Lt. Col. Alexander McAllister
1st Maj. Duncan McNeill
2nd Maj. Alexander McDonald

Known Lt. Colonels:

Known Majors: 

Known Adjutants:

Lt. Col. Alexander McAllister
Lt. Col. Ebenezer Folsome
Lt. Col. David Smith
Lt. Col. Gibson
Lt. Col. Philip Alston
Lt. Col. Thomas Armstrong

1st Maj. Duncan McNeill
2nd Maj. Alexander McDonald
Maj. Philip Alston
Maj. John Armstrong
Maj. Cassaway
Maj. James Emmett
Maj. Simon Hadley
Maj. Nathaniel King
Maj. Walter Murray
Maj. David Smith
Maj. Edward Winslow

Charles Akins

Miscellaneous Players:

George Fletcher - Commissary

Henry Gifford - Commissary

W.H. Mackay - Surgeon


Daniel Mallett - Commissary


Known Captains:

Isaac Adkins

Thomas Ard

Ira Atkins

Alexander Avera

Daniel Buie

James Campbell

John Carroll

David Cogdell

Arthur Council

John Cox

William Cox

Charles Crawford

John Fletcher

Ebenezer Folsome

Israel Folsome

Henry Gaster

Hugh Gilmore

Samuel Gilmore

Joshua Guess

Joshua Hadley

Simon Hadley

Thomas Hadley

Armstrong Heard

Philemon Hodges

John Honeycutt

Nathaniel King

Neil McCrany

Robert Rowan

William Seal

? Singleton

Archibald Smith

Patrick Smith

? Spruill


Patrick Travis


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

Archibald Henry 

William Jackson

Thomas Landrum

Robert Lowe

Seth Manis

James McCracken

Hugh McDonald

Daniel McNeill

William Smith

Daniel Treadway


John Wilkins

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.

The Cumberland 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:


Moore's Creek Bridge


Briar Creek (GA)


Stono Ferry (SC)


Siege of Charleston 1780 (SC)


Camden (SC)


Guilford Court House


Barbeque Church


Legat's Bridge


Ray's Mill Creek


Stewart's Creek #2


House in the Horseshoe


Cumberland County Court House


Lindley's Mill


Big Juniper Creek

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