The American Revolution in North Carolina

James Clinch

Colonel over the Nash County Regiment of Militia

On 12/17/1777, the NC General Assembly created Nash County out of Edgecombe County, and soon thereafter they commissioned James Clinch as the Colonel/Commandant over the Nash County Regiment of Militia, a position he retained until the end of the war (assumed, records incomplete).

Col. James Clinch led the Nash County Regiment of Militia at the battle of Briar Creek, GA on 3/3/1779.


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