The American Revolution in North Carolina

Capt. John Nelson*

Known Regiment(s) Associated With:

Known Year(s) as a Captain:

2nd Salisbury District Minutemen
4th NC Regiment

1775-1776
1776-1778

Known Lieutenants:

Known Ensigns:

Known Sergeants:

Known Corporals:

William Dent, Jr.
David Jones
James Starritt
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Joshua Curtis
Patrick McGibbony
Alexander Nelson
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Thomas Bullock
George Hooke
James McClelland
Hugh McDaniel

Martin Bullock
James Carothers
John Clark
-

Known Privates, Drummers, Fifers, etc.:

Thomas Baker

David Benton

James Bradley

Thomas Caruthers

John Cominger

Hardy Coulson

John Cumings

Peter Curtis

Nathaniel Derrum

Jeremiah Dixon

John Donally

Richard Filsby

Samuel Finley

William Jackson

William Kerr

John Kirk

Robert Linn

Joshua Martin

John Matlock

Archibald McCreary

Arthur Mitchell

John Mitchell

Joshua Mitchell

John Nash

Robert Nelson

James Newport

Joshua Prewitt

Ransom Prewitt

Charles Richards

William Rose

Robert Singleton

John Smith

Levi Springer

George Strader

James Syrus

Daniel Thompson

Drewry Ward

John Ward

Peter Watts

Major Willard

Date(s):

Known Battles / Skirmishes:

6/28/1776

Fort Moultrie #1 (SC)

9/11/1777

Brandywine Creek (PA)

10/4/1777

Germantown (PA)

*On February 3, 1778, he was promoted to Major and transferred to the 1st NC Regiment. From 1778 to 1780, he led the "Major's Company" in the 1st NC Regiment.

There were three Captains in NC named John Nelson. This man was in the NC Continental Line.

The second Capt. John Nelson was from Orange / Caswell County.

The third Capt. John Nelson was from Craven County.

Maj. John Nelson
Led the "Major's Company" in the 1st NC Regiment from Feb. 1778 to June 1778, and from November 1778 to May 1780

Known Lieutenants:

Known Ensigns:

Known Sergeants:

Known Corporals:

None Known

None Known

William Rose

John Matlock 

Known Privates, Drummers, Fifers, etc.:

Thomas Brooks

Martin Bullock

James Carothers

John Clark

Robert Linn

John Mitchell

John Smith

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Date(s):

Known Battles / Skirmishes:

6/28/1778

Monmouth (NJ)

3/28-5/12/1780

Siege of Charleston 1780 (SC)


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