The American Revolution in North Carolina

Capt. Edward Gandy / Gaudy*

Known Regiment(s) Associated With:

Known Year(s) as a Captain:

Nash County Regiment
NC Light Horse Regiment

1781
1781

Known Lieutenants:

Known Ensigns:

Known Sergeants:

Known Corporals:

None Known

None Known

None Known

None Known

Known Privates, Drummers, Fifers, etc.:

William Baker

Brinkley Gandy

John Harper

Richard Harper

Nathan Joiner

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William Turner

Date(s):

Known Battles / Skirmishes:

3/15/1781

Guilford Court House

* This Author is convinced that this is one man, not two. However, many Pensioners in the 1830s clearly spelled his name as Gandy, while others clearly spelled his name as Gaudy, therefore he could very well be two different men, no matter how unlikely.

For example, some men claimed that they served under Capt. Edward Gandy, Lt. Col. William Thomas Linton, and Col. Thomas Hunter, all in the Nash County Regiment of Militia. Others claimed they were at the battle of Guilford Court House under Capt. Edward Gandy and Lt. Col. William Thomas Linton.

However, other Pensioners claimed they served under a Capt. Edward Gaudy, who was a Captain of Light Horse under Lt. Col. John Bond, both in the Nash County Regiment of Militia. Some others claimed they served under Capt. Edward Gaudy and Col. James Read, the commander of the NC Light Horse Regiment, at the battle of Guilford Court House.

Edward Gandy is the most prevalent name used.

Such disparity could lead one to believe that there were two different men. However, as stated above, this Author thinks that this is just one man and the later Pensioners had trouble with their recollections. But, I've been wrong before, so I leave it to the reader to decide for themselves.



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