The American Revolution in North Carolina

Wake County Regiment of Militia

Date Established:


Original Officers:

September 9, 1775

Col. John Hinton, Sr.
Col. Michael Rogers
Col. John Hinton, Jr.
Col. James Hinton

Col. John Hinton, Sr.
Lt. Col. Theophilus Hunter
1st Maj. John Hinton, Jr.
2nd Maj. Thomas Hines

Known Lt. Colonels:

Known Majors: 

Known Adjutants:

Lt. Col. Theophilus Hunter
Lt. Col. James Hinton
Lt. Col. William Hinton
Lt. Col. Tignal Jones
Lt. Col. John Lane
Lt. Col. Michael Rogers
Lt. Col. Hardy Sanders
Lt. Col. Thomas Wooten

1st Maj. John Hinton, Jr.
2nd Maj. Thomas Hines
2nd Maj. Lodowick Alford, Jr.
Maj. Tanner Alford
Maj. Lewis Bledsoe
Maj. Collier
Maj. Thomas Criddle
Maj. Graves
Maj. James Hinton
Maj. Henry Lane
Maj. James Robinson
Maj. Taylor
Maj. Simon Turner

None Known

Miscellaneous Players:

John Abernethie - Deputy Commissary


Solomon Terrell - Commissary

Known Captains:

 Tanner Alford

? Beard

Benjamin Blake

? Blakey

John Bledsoe

Lewis Bledsoe

Samuel Blye

Micajah Brown

Cato Bryant

Kedar Byars

Drew Cade

Quince Carrington

William Chambers

Matthew Collier

John Williams Daniel

Woodson Daniel

Charles Edwards

Gilbert Falls

Lewis Fletcher

Bullard Fowler

James Frazier

Thomas Gray

Robert High

Janus Hillsman

? Hinton

James Hinton

Etheldred Jones

Francis Jones

James Jones

Tignal Jones

Martin Lane

Robert Lane

John Rider Leigh

Thomas Miles

Jeremiah Mobley

? Montford

Joseph Peoples

Thomas Phillips

? Rains

? Ramsey

John Rochelle

Michael Rogers

Daniel Sanders

Zachariah Shaw

Solomon Terrell

Giles Thomas

John Thompson

John Trent

John Walsh

Willis Wilder

? Young

Known Ensigns - Captain Unknown:

Etheldred Jones


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

John Allen 

John Atkins

John Benton

John Bledsoe

John Brasfield

James Carpenter

Timothy Carrington

William Ferrell

William Grimes

Samuel Holloway

John Norris

Isaac Nutt

James Olive

Jehu Orr

John Phillips

Sion Smith

John Thompson

John Turner


Arthur Wall


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 Wake 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)


Little Lynches Creek (SC)


Camden (SC)


Cowan's Ford


Tarrant's Tavern


Guilford Court House


Hobkirk's Hill (SC)


Eutaw Springs (SC)


Lindley's Mill


Brown Marsh


Raft Swamp

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