Lineage of North Carolina Regiments

1st NORTH CAROLINA REGIMENT

LINEAGE

[Wright, Continental Army, p. 299]

Authorized 1 September 1775 in the Continental Army as the 1st North Carolina Regiment

Organized in fall 1775 at Salisbury and Wilmington to consist of ten companies

Reorganized 4 January 1776 to consist of eight companies

Assigned 27 February 1776 to the Southern Department

Relieved 5 February 1777 from the Southern Department and assigned to the Main Army

Assigned 8 July 1777 to the North Carolina Brigade, an element of the Main Army

Reorganized 1 June 1778 to consist of nine companies

(North Carolina Brigade relieved 19 July 1779 from the Main Army and assigned to the Highlands Department; relieved 11 November 1779 from the Highlands Department and assigned to the Southern Department)

Captured 12 May 1780 at Charleston, South Carolina, by the British Army

Reorganized in summer 1781 at Hillsborough and Salisbury to consist of nine companies and assigned to the North Carolina Brigade, an element of the Southern Department

Furloughed 23 April 1783 at James Island, South Carolina

Disbanded 15 November 1783

ENGAGEMENTS

[Wright, Continental Army, p. 299]

Southern Highlands

Defense of Philadelphia

Philadelphia-Monmouth

Charleston 1780

Greene's Campaign

Detachments additionally served in the following:

Charleston 1775-1776

Florida


2d NORTH CAROLINA REGIMENT

LINEAGE

[Wright, Continental Army, pp. 299-300]

Authorized 1 September 1775 in the Continental Army as the 2d North Carolina Regiment

Organized in fall 1775 at Salisbury, Edenton and Newbern to consist of ten companies

Reorganized 4 January 1776 to consist of eight companies

Assigned 27 February 1776 to the Southern Department

Relieved 5 February 1777 from the Southern Department and assigned to the Main Army

Assigned 8 July 1777 to the North Carolina Brigade, an element of the Main Army

Reorganized 1 June 1778 to consist of nine companies

(North Carolina Brigade relieved 19 July 1779 from the Main Army and assigned to the Highlands Department; relieved 11 November 1779 from the Highlands Department and assigned to the Southern Department)

Captured 12 May 1780 at Charleston, South Carolina, by the British Army

Reorganized in summer 1781 at Hillsborough and Salisbury to consist of nine companies and assigned to the North Carolina Brigade, an element of the Southern Department

Furloughed 1 January 1783 at James Island, South Carolina

Disbanded 15 November 1783

ENGAGEMENTS

[Wright, Continental Army, p. 300]

Chesapeake Bay

Defense of Philadelphia

Philadelphia-Monmouth

Charleston 1780

Greene's Campaign

Detachments additionally served in the following:

Charleston 1775-1776

Southern Highlands

Florida

New York 1779


3d NORTH CAROLINA REGIMENT

LINEAGE

[Wright, Continental Army, p. 300]

Authorized 16 January 1776 in the Continental Army as the 3d North Carolina Regiment

Assigned 27 February 1776 to the Southern Department

Organized in spring 1776 at Wilmington to consist of eight companies from Halifax, Edenton, and Hillsborough Districts

Relieved 5 February 1777 from the Southern Department and assigned to the Main Army

Assigned 8 July 1777 to the North Carolina Brigade, an element of the Main Army

Reduced 1 June 1778 to a cadre at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania; concurrently relieved from the North Carolina Brigade

Reorganized 9 July 1778 at Halifax to consist of nine companies

Relieved 7 November 1778 from the Main Army and assigned to the Highlands Department; relieved 11 November 1779 from the Highlands Department

Relieved 19 December 1778 from the Highlands Department and assigned to the Middle Department

Reduced 17 April 1779 to a cadre at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; concurrently relieved from the Middle Department and assigned to the Southern Department

Reorganized 5 November 1779 at Halifax to consist of nine companies

Assigned 14 February 1780 to Parker's Brigade, an element of the Southern Department

Relieved 6 March 1780 from Parker's Brigade and assigned to the North Carolina Brigade, an element of the Southern Department

Captured 12 May 1780 at Charleston, South Carolina, by the British Army

Disbanded 1 January 1783

ENGAGEMENTS

[Wright, Continental Army, p. 300]

Charleston 1775-1776

Florida

Defense of Philadelphia

Philadelphia-Monmouth

Charleston 1780


4th NORTH CAROLINA REGIMENT

LINEAGE

[Wright, Continental Army, p. 301]

Authorized 26 March 1776 in the Continental Army as the 4th North Carolina Regiment and assigned to the Southern Department

Organized in spring 1776 at Wilmington to consist of eight companies from Salisbury, Edenton, and Wilmington Districts

Relieved 5 February 1777 from the Southern Department and assigned to the Main Army

Assigned 8 July 1777 to the North Carolina Brigade, an element of the Main Army

Reduced 1 June 1778 to a cadre at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania; concurrently relieved from the Main Army and assigned to the Southern Department

Reorganized in fall 1778 at Halifax to consist of nine companies

Assigned 11 January 1779 to Sumner's Brigade, an element of the Southern Department

(Sumner's Brigade redesignated 3 June 1779 as Armstrong's Brigade)

Captured 12 May 1780 at Charleston, South Carolina, by the British Army

Disbanded 1 January 1783

ENGAGEMENTS

[Wright, Continental Army, p. 301]

Defense of Philadelphia

Philadelphia-Monmouth

Savannah

Charleston 1780


5th NORTH CAROLINA REGIMENT

LINEAGE

[Wright, Continental Army, p. 301]

Authorized 26 March 1776 in the Continental Army as the 5th North Carolina Regiment and assigned to the Southern Department

Organized in spring 1776 at Wilmington to consist of eight companies from Newbern, Edenton, and Hillsborough Districts

Relieved 5 February 1777 from the Southern Department and assigned to the Main Army

Assigned 8 July 1777 to the North Carolina Brigade, an element of the Main Army

Reduced 1 June 1778 to a cadre at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania; concurrently relieved from the Main Army and assigned to the Southern Department

Reorganized in fall 1778 at Halifax to consist of nine companies

Assigned 11 January 1779 to Sumner's Brigade, an element of the Southern Department

(Sumner's Brigade redesignated 3 June 1779 as Armstrong's Brigade)

Captured 12 May 1780 at Charleston, South Carolina, by the British Army

Disbanded 1 January 1781

ENGAGEMENTS

[Wright, Continental Army, p. 301]

Defense of Philadelphia

Philadelphia-Monmouth

Savannah

Charleston 1780


6th NORTH CAROLINA REGIMENT

LINEAGE

[Wright, Continental Army, p. 302]

Authorized 13 April 1776 in the North Carolina State Troops as the 6th North Carolina Regiment

Organized in spring and summer 1776 at Wilmington to consist of eight companies from Wilmington and Hillsborough Districts

Adopted 7 May 1776 into the Continental Army and assigned to the Southern Department

Relieved 5 February 1777 from the Southern Department and assigned to the Main Army

Assigned 8 July 1777 to the North Carolina Brigade, an element of the Main Army

Reduced 1 June 1778 to a cadre at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania; concurrently relieved from the Main Army and assigned to the Southern Department

Reorganized in fall 1778 at Halifax to consist of nine companies

Assigned 11 January 1779 to Sumner's Brigade, an element of the Southern Department

Reduced 11 February 1779 to a cadre at Purysburg, South Carolina

Disbanded 1 January 1781

ENGAGEMENTS

[Wright, Continental Army, p. 302]

Defense of Philadelphia

Philadelphia-Monmouth


7th NORTH CAROLINA REGIMENT

LINEAGE

[Wright, Continental Army, p. 302]

Authorized 16 September 1776 in the Continental Army as the 7th North Carolina Regiment and assigned to the Southern Department

Organized in spring 1777 at Halifax to consist of eight companies from Halifax and Edenton Districts

Relieved 5 February 1777 from the Southern Department and assigned to the Main Army

Assigned 8 July 1777 to the North Carolina Brigade, an element of the Main Army

Disbanded 1 June 1778 to a cadre at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

ENGAGEMENTS

[Wright, Continental Army, p. 302]

Defense of Philadelphia

Philadelphia-Monmouth


8th NORTH CAROLINA REGIMENT

LINEAGE

[Wright, Continental Army, p. 302]

Authorized 16 September 1776 in the Continental Army as the 8th North Carolina Regiment and assigned to the Southern Department

Organized in spring 1777 at Halifax to consist of eight companies from Newbern and Wilmington Districts

Relieved 5 February 1777 from the Southern Department and assigned to the Main Army

Assigned 8 July 1777 to the North Carolina Brigade, an element of the Main Army

Disbanded 1 June 1778 to a cadre at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

ENGAGEMENTS

[Wright, Continental Army, p. 302]

Defense of Philadelphia

Philadelphia-Monmouth


9th NORTH CAROLINA REGIMENT

LINEAGE

[Wright, Continental Army, p. 303]

Authorized 16 September 1776 in the Continental Army as the 9th North Carolina Regiment and assigned to the Southern Department

Organized in spring 1777 at Halifax to consist of eight companies from Hillsborough and Salisbury Districts

Relieved 5 February 1777 from the Southern Department and assigned to the Main Army

Assigned 8 July 1777 to the North Carolina Brigade, an element of the Main Army

Disbanded 1 June 1778 to a cadre at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

ENGAGEMENTS

[Wright, Continental Army, p. 303]

Defense of Philadelphia

Philadelphia-Monmouth


10th NORTH CAROLINA REGIMENT

See SHEPPARD's ADDITIONAL CONTINENTAL REGIMENT

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