The American Revolution in North Carolina

Warren County Regiment of Militia

Date Established:


Original Officers:

January 30, 1779

Col. Thomas Eaton
Col. Herbert Haynes

Col. Thomas Eaton
Col. Herbert Haynes
Lt. Col. Alexander Dick
Lt. Col. Philemon Hawkins, Jr.
Maj. Agrippa Nichols
Maj. James Pastorn

Known Lt. Colonels:

Known Majors: 

Known Adjutants:

Lt. Col. Alexander Dick
Lt. Col. Philemon Hawkins, Jr.
Lt. Col. William Christmas
Lt. Col. Joseph Hawkins

Maj. Agrippa Nicholas
Maj. James Pastorn
Maj. Charles Davis
Maj. John Hawkins
Maj. DeBaron Taylor
Maj. Joel Wren

James Norsworthy
James Parker

Miscellaneous Players:

John Allen - Commissary

Philip T. Burford - Commissary, Wagon Master

William Christmas - Commissary

Known Captains:

Charles Allen, Sr.

James Alston

Thomas Alston

? Blantain

John Boutin

Thomas Brickle

Boyen Burnett

John Christmas

Thomas Christmas

William Christmas

Edward Clanton

Sterling Clarke

Exum Clinton

John Cokely

John Colclough

Aaron Fuzzell

Jordan Harris

Joseph Hawkins

Alsey High

John Hopkins

Stephen Mabry

Hunt Macon

John Macon

George Nasworthy

Davis Nichols

Andrew Peter

Joel Reese

Benjamin Richards

Moses Sherron

James Smith

William Speed

Henry Sullivant

DeBaron Toller

George Twitty

John Twitty

John Vose

John White


Joel Wren

Known Lieutenants - Captain Unknown:


Philip T. Burford


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

Osborne Ball 

John Certain

Howell Harton

William Patterson

John Walker

John Wright

Brief History of the Regiment:

On January 30, 1779, the NC General Assembly created Warren County and its regiment of Militia out of Bute County and its regiment of Militia, which was abolished. All officers were appointed and commissioned by the Governor.

The Warren 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)


Stono Ferry (SC)


Little Lynches Creek (SC)


Camden (SC)




Rugeley's Mills #2 (SC)


Cowpens (SC)


Guilford Court House


Hobkirk's Hill (SC)


Fort Motte (SC)


Siege of Augusta (GA)

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