The American Revolution in North Carolina

9th North Carolina Regiment

Date Established:


Original Officers:

November 28, 1776

Col. John Williams

Col. John Williams
Lt. Col. John Luttrell
Maj. William Polk

Known Lt. Colonels:

Known Majors:

Lt. Col. John Luttrell
Lt. Col. Peter Dauge

Maj. William Polk


Known Regimental Adjutants:

Miles McSheehy


Nathaniel Nuthall

Known Quarter Masters:

Nathaniel Nuthall 

Peter Pyatt

Jeptha Rice

John Walker


William Worneck

Miscellaneous Players:

William Dent - Commissary

Isaac Guion - Paymaster

Launcelot Johnston - Surgeon

Known Captains:

Joel Brevard

Richard Donaldson Cook

James Hall

Michael Henderson

Thomas McCrory

Matthew Ramsey

Hezekiah Rice

John Rochelle

Anthony Sharpe


Joseph John Wade


Known Lieutenants - Captain Unknown:

James Covington


George Reese

Known Ensigns - Captain Unknown:


Nathaniel Nuthall 


Known Sergeants - Captain Unknown:

John Conneway

Jeptha Rice 

Thomas Templeton

Known Corporals - Captain Unknown:




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


John Brevard 


Brief History of Regiment:

The 9th North Carolina Regiment was authorized on November 28, 1776 and assigned to the Southern Department. It was first placed in the 1st NC Brigade under Brigadier General James Moore. On February 5, 1777, it was placed in the 3rd NC Brigade under the newly-appointed Brigadier General Francis Nash. Upon the death of Brigadier General James Moore on April 15th, and the subsequent appointment of Brigadier General Robert Howe to assume leadership of the Southern Department in Charlestown, the NC Continental Line was entirely under a singular general, Brigadier General Francis Nash, who simply led was was known as the NC Brigade. It soon marched northward.

The 9th North Carolina Regiment was organized during the Spring and Summer of 1777 at Halifax, NC. It included eight companies from Hillsborough and Salisbury Districts. On July 8, 1777, it was officially assigned to the NC Brigade, an element of the Northern Department - it arrived in early September of 1777. The 9th NC Regiment was soon engaged at the battles of Brandywine Creek and Germantown in Pennsylvania.

Upon the death of Brig. Gen. Francis Nash as a result of his severe wounds at the Battle of Germantown, the 8th NC Regiment, along with all other NC Continental regiments in the Northern Theater, was placed under the command of Maj. Gen. Alexander McDougall of New York. On December 20, 1777, the NC Continental Line was placed under Brigadier General Lachlan McIntosh of Georgia, and they were encamped at Valley Forge in Pennsylvania for that brutal winter.

On May 15, 1778, the NC Continental Line was led by Col. Thomas Clark (of the 1st NC Regiment) and placed under Major General Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette - simply known as Lafayette.

On May 29, 1778, Continental Congress ordered the reorganization of all NC regiments due to low numbers in their ranks. The 8th NC Regiment was disbanded effective June 1, 1778, never to be reconstituted.


Known Battles / Skirmishes:


Brandywine Creek (PA)


Germantown (PA)

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