The American Revolution in North Carolina

Rutherford County Regiment of Militia

Date Established:

Colonels:

Original Officers:

February 8, 1779

Col. Andrew Hampton
Col. Robert Porter

Col. Andrew Hampton
Lt. Col. Baylis Earle
Lt. Col. John Earle
Maj. Adam Hampton
Maj. Robert Porter
Maj. William Rutherford

Known Lt. Colonels:

Known Majors: 

Known Adjutants:

Lt. Col. Baylis Earle
Lt. Col. John Earle
Lt. Col. Jack
Lt. Col. James Miller
Lt. Col. Robert Porter
Lt. Col. William Porter

Maj. Adam Hampton
Maj. Robert Porter
Maj. William Rutherford
Maj. Patrick Watson
Maj. James Gray
Maj. Richard Lewis
Maj. James Porter
Maj. Reese Porter
Maj. Richard Singleton

William Walker

Miscellaneous Players:

-

Joseph Camp - Surgeon

-

Known Captains:

Robert Alexander

John Anderson

? Arrington

? Barnett

David Beatty

Hugh Beatty

John Bowie

Edward Callahan

James Cook

Aaron Deveney

Robert Gilkey

James Gray

John Hambleton

Adam Hampton

Edward Hampton

Benjamin Harden

James Harrison

Thomas Howard

Thomas Jackson

? Jenkins

Jesse Knighton

Abraham Kuykendall

Ewell Lampkin

George Ledbetter

John Lewis

Jesse Lytle

John McClain

James McDonald

James McElhaney

Alexander McFadden

James McFadden

Ephraim McLean

James Miller

John Miller

Lewis Musick

James Neal

William Neville

George Paris

William Porter

Jonathan Potts

Thomas Price

James Richardson

Thomas Robertson

Moses Shelby

Daniel Singleton

John Singleton

Richard Singleton

James Taylor

Nimrod Terrell

Henry Turney

? Tutt

William Twitty

Garrett Vanzant

Jacob Vanzant

William Walker

John Watson

Patrick Watson

Adam Whiteside

William Whiteside

Stephen Willis

James Wilson

James Withrow

William Wood

-

? Yearby

-

Known Ensigns - Captain Unknown:

-

Edward Camp

-

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

Hawkins Bracket

William Bradley

Benjamin Camp

Nathaniel Camp

Stephen Camp

Alexander Caruth

Miles Castiller

David Dickey

Preston Goforth

Edward Hogan

Richard Hogan

James Lee

Henry Patterson

John Patterson

John Smart

Anthony Twitty

William Twitty

Davis Whiteside

Brief History of the Regiment:

On February 8, 1779, the NC General Assembly created Rutherford County and its regiment of Militia out of the western part of Tryon County and its regiment of Militia, which was abolished. All officers were appointed and commissioned by the Governor.

The Rutherford 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:

2/8-2/10/1779

Carr's Fort (GA)

2/14/1779

Kettle Creek (GA)

3/3/1779

Briar Creek (GA)

6/20/1779

Stono Ferry (SC)

9/16-10/18/1779

Siege of Savannah (GA)

3/28-5/12/1780

Siege of Charleston 1780 (SC)

6/20/1780

Ramseur's Mill

7/15/1780

Earle's Ford (SC)

7/17/1780

Prince's Fort (SC)

7/26/1780

Thicketty Fort (SC)

8/8/1780

Wofford's Iron Works (SC)

8/18/1780

Musgrove's Mill (SC)

9/12/1780

Cane Creek

10/7/1780

Kings Mountain (SC)

11/20/1780

Blackstocks (SC)

1/17/1781 

Cowpens (SC)

2/1/1781

Cowan's Ford

3/15/1781

Guilford Court House

5/21-6/19/1781

Siege of Ninety-Six 1781 (SC)

5/24-6/1/1781

Siege of Augusta (GA)

9/8/1781

Eutaw Springs (SC)

6/1-10/31/1782

Cherokee Expedition 1782


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