The American Revolution in North Carolina

March 10, 1775

September 15, 1775

October 25, 1775

November 28, 1775

December 22, 1775

February 27, 1776

May 15, 1776

June 15, 1776

November 30, 1776

December 31, 1776

February 15, 1777

May 1, 1777

August 1, 1777

October 15, 1777

December 20, 1777

August 17, 1778

February 15, 1779

June 1, 1779

December 31, 1779

May 12, 1780

August 16, 1780

September 10, 1780

February 15, 1781

August 10, 1781

April 24, 1782

June 15, 1782

January 15, 1783

May 15, 1783


On April 14th, the NC General Assembly convened again in New Bern, and they re-elected Richard Caswell as governor.

On April 20th, the NC General Assembly approved the raising of 2,000 more troops for the NC Continental Line to refill the depleted ten regiments in the northern theater. The law authorizing these new 2,000 troops required Militia Captains to raise men for nine months and to turn them over to NC Continental officers at Peytonsburg, VA and Petersburg, VA. These new troops were soon called the "New Levies" and there continues to be considerable issues with this specific group of soldiers. Although authorized to refill NC Continental units, none are ever officially considered to be Continentals for some strange reason. Most historians and records simply consider them to be nothing more than NC Militia.

Part of the reason is the confusion that erupted in the NC Continental Line soon after these men were authorized. During the summer of 1778, the NC Continental Line was reduced, consolidating ten regiments into only four regiments. Many officers were either discharged or they resigned their commissions and simply went back home. Since there were not enough Continental officers on active duty to accept the "New Levies," most of these new recruits were simply furloughed and sent back home to await new orders. It was almost a year before they were re-activated and by then most records were lost.

On April 24th, the NC General Assembly authorized the creation of the French Refugees Regiment to be led by Col. Chariol DePlacer. This regiment never really materialized because Col. DePlacer could never assemble enough men to warrant completion. It was officially disbanded in August.

On April 30th, the NC General Assembly authorized garrisons for two forts - the new Fort Hancock at Cape Lookout and the rebuilding of Fort Johnston at Cape Fear.

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