The American Revolution in North Carolina

Edward Buncombe

Colonel over the Tyrrell County Regiment of Militia - 1775-1776
Colonel over the 5th NC Regiment - 1776-1778

On 9/9/1775, Edward Buncombe was commissioned as Colonel/Commandant over the Tyrrell County Regiment of Militia.

On 4/15/1776, Edward Buncombe was commissioned as Colonel/Commandant over the 5th NC Regiment of Continentals. He led the 5th NC Regiment at the battles of Brandywine Creek, PA (9/11/1777) and Germantown, PA (10/4/1777). He was wounded and captured by the British at the battle of Germantown, and soon thereafter paroled to confinement in Philadelphia. In May of 1778, he fell down a set of stairs and opened his old wounds and died as a result of this accident.

Buncombe County, North Carolina was created in 1791 and named in his honor.


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