The American Revolution in North Carolina

Montgomery County Regiment of Militia

Date Established:

Colonels:

Original Officers:

February 8, 1779

Col. John Little
Col. William Lofton

Col. John Little
Col. William Lofton
Lt. Col. Drury Ledbetter
Lt. Col. William Pickett
Maj. James Crump
Maj. George Davidson

Known Lt. Colonels:

Known Majors: 

Known Adjutants:

Lt. Col. Drury Ledbetter
Lt. Col. William Pickett
Lt. Col. Thomas Childs
Lt. Col. George Davidson

Maj. James Crump
Maj. George Davidson
Maj. John Cox
Maj. Etheldred Harris
Maj. Thomas Harris
Maj. West Harris
Maj. Charles Jones
Maj. Buckner Kimbrell

David Amerson
William Johnson

Miscellaneous Players:

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William Morse - Commissary

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Known Captains:

James Allen

Daniel Bankston

Samuel Bowen

William Brackin

Thomas Childs

Nathan Clifton

James Crump

Thomas Durham

? Edmondson

Etheldred Harris

Richard Harris

West Harris

Shadrack Hogan

? Jarrinds

Buckner Kimbrell

Drury Ledbetter

Joseph McAllister

Jeremiah Menasco

Joseph Parsons

? Pilcher

Samuel Pond

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Ebenezer Riggins

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Brief History of the Regiment:

On February 8, 1779, the NC General Assembly created Montgomery County and its regiment of Militia out of the northern half of Anson County and its Militia. All officers were appointed and commissioned by the Governor.

The Montgomery 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:

Date(s):

Known Battles / Skirmishes:

3/3/1779

Briar Creek (GA)

3/28-5/12/1780

Siege of Charleston 1780 (SC)

4/14/1780

Moncks Corner #1 (SC)

7/21/1780

Colson's Mill

8/11/1780

Little Lynches Creek (SC)

8/16/1780

Camden (SC)

1/17/1781

Cowpens (SC)

2/1/1781

Cowan's Ford

3/15/1781

Guilford Court House

8/4/1781

Beatti's Bridge

8/9-8/12/1781

Richmond & Cumberland Counties

9/1781

Brown Marsh

9/8/1781

Eutaw Springs (SC)


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