As mentioned in the previous slide,
the NC Continental Line was in near-total disarray during the
summer of 1778. The Continental Congress officially demanded
that the ten regiments be consolidated into four regiments, effective
June 1st. During July and August, Col. James Hogun resurrected
the 7th NC Regiment at home. A fourth company of NC Light Dragoons
was established in June. By the end of August they were in Philadelphia,
PA - soon to be on their way to West Point, NY to join General
George Washington. By now, the NC Continental Line was commanded
by Major General Baron DeKalb in the northern theater.
Also as mentioned in the previous slide,
the short-lived French Refugees Regiment (State Troops) was disbanded
in August because Col. DePlacer could never assemble enough men
to make it worthwhile.
1778 was almost as quiet as 1777 within
North Carolina. There were a couple of very minor incidents with
Loyalists in the Salisbury District, and a couple of Loyalist
privateer raids along the coast. But, there were no pitched battles
or even anything considered as a skirmish anywhere else.