On October 4th, Brigadier General Francis
Nash was mortally wounded at the battle of Germantown, PA, and
he died soon thereafter. The NC Continental Line had no general
officer for quite some time to come. Although several companies
of the 10th NC Regiment were now in the northern theater, most
were still in North Carolina waiting on clothing and other accoutrements.
1777 was a fairly quiet year at home.
There were several incidents involving British ships and one
Loyalist privateer was seized by the Patriots along the coast,
but no land battles or skirmishes occurred within North Carolina