Militias

Militias
Armstrong, James
by Johnson, Elmer D. James Armstrong, revolutionary officer, was a resident of Pitt County during the Revolution and until his death. Little is known of his ancestry or his family, but he was apparently a well-to-do [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Armstrong, Martin
by Anderson, Jean Bradley. Martin Armstrong, Revolutionary War soldier, surveyor, and politician, was born in Augusta County, Va., the fourth son of James and Jean Armstrong, previously of Lancaster County, Pa. About 1750, the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Battle, Joel
by Sims, Anastatia. Battle, Joel by Anastatia Sims, 1979 16 May 1779–25 Aug. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Butler, John
by Butler, Lindley S. John Butler, brigadier general of the state militia and legislator of the revolutionary period, settled before May 1763 on the Haw River in the western edge of the Hawfields community, Orange County. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Confederate army structure
by Howard, Joshua. Here is an example of the structure of the Confederate army at the onset of the Civil War. The actual figures or numbers of individuals vary wildly at different times and places during the Civil [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Davidson, William Lee
by Davidson, Chalmers G. Davidson, William Lee by Chalmers G. Davidson, 1986 ca. 1746–1 Feb. 1781 William Lee Davidson, Revolutionary War officer, was born in Lancaster County, Pa., the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fanning, David
by Matthews, Mary G. David Fanning was probably born in Amelia County, Virginia, although some sources give his place of birth as what is now Wake County in North Carolina. His father died before he was born and his [...] (from North Carolina Historic Sites.)
Gatling Gun
by Stephenson, E. Frank, Jr. Gatling Gun by E. Frank Stephenson Jr. Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Fall 2006. Tar Heel Junior Historian Association, NC Museum of History See also: Gatling Gun [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Hall, James
by Wiest, Timothy J. James Hall, clergyman, was born in Carlisle, Pa., to James and Prudence Roddy Hall. James, Sr., a Scotch-Irish immigrant, arrived in America with his father prior to 1723. In 1751, the Halls migrated [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hunter, James (disambiguation)
by Wegner, Ansley Herring. Two James Hunters—one most noteworthy as a Regulator and the other a legislator—were prominent in North Carolina during the late colonial and Revolutionary periods. Erected in 1901 at the Guilford [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Hunter, Thomas
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Thomas Hunter, Revolutionary patriot, was the son of Isaac Hunter of Northampton County. He first appears in the North Carolina records in 1761, when he purchased a tract of land in Northampton [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lindley, James
by Butler, Lindley S. James Lindley, Loyalist militia leader, was born in London Grove, Chester County, Pa., the son of Thomas (1706–81) and Ruth Hadley Lindley (1712–85). Of English origin, the Lindleys by the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Long, Nicholas
by Malone, E. T., Jr. Nicholas Long, deputy quartermaster general under General George Washington, militia colonel, and Revolutionary statesman, also represented Halifax County for several terms in both houses of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McDougald, Archibald
by Troxler, Carole Watterson. Archibald McDougald, Loyalist militia leader, moved from Scotland to Cumberland County, N.C., in 1767. When the American Revolution began, he owned 640 acres. In 1779 he tried to reach the British in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Militias, Colonial
by Towles, Louis P. Militias, Colonial by Louis P. Towles, 2006 Settlers in North Carolina in the 1660s were required to own musket, powder, and shot in order to claim land grants, and as early as 1667 [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moore, John
by Shelby, Bradford M. John Moore, Loyalist officer, was born in Tryon (now Lincoln) County. His father was Moses Moore, a native of Carlisle, England, who, after migrating to Virginia in 1745 and marrying a Miss Winston [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moore, Stephen
by Anderson, Jean Bradley. Colonel John Moore chose a mercantile career and moved to New York, where he amassed a fortune in real estate while following his father's lead in public service. He was a member of His Majesty's [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Outfitting an American Revolutionary Soldier
by Durham, J. Lloyd. Outfitting an American Revolutionary Soldier by J. Lloyd Durham Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Fall 1992. Tar Heel Junior Historian Association, NC Museum of [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Person, William
by Skinner, Sue Dossett. William Person, county justice, vestryman, commissioner, sheriff, militia officer, and planter, was the son of John Person (ca. 1660–1738) and his wife Mary (ca. 1670–pre-1721), the daughter of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Royal North Carolina Regiment
by Troxler, Carole Watterson. The Royal North Carolina Regiment was the premier provincial corps of Loyalist North Carolinians during the Revolutionary War. Provincial corps were regiments that served with British forces; their [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Scurlock, Mial
by Detrick, R. H. Mial Scurlock, defender of the Alamo, was born in Chatham County, the second oldest of five children of Joseph and Martha Jones Glosglow Scurlock. The other children—in order of birth—were Joseph, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Smith, Samuel
by Stumpf, Vernon O. In May 1761 Samuel Smith married Mary Webb. Described as a local belle of the same parish as he, she was born in 1740 and died in Granville County, N.C., in 1827. After their wedding they went to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Vail, Edward
by Smith, William S., Jr. Edward Vail, colonial official and member of a large and active family, joined his brother John in 1749 in petitioning the Chowan County Court for permission to operate a mill near Sandy Point. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Vassall, John
by Clifton, James M. John Vassall, colonial entrepreneur and chief promoter of the Clarendon County settlement on the Lower Cape Fear in the 1660s, was born in Stepney, Middlesex County, England, the son of William and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Weaver, William Trotter
by Rhoades, William Weaver, Rhoades, Verne, Jr. William Trotter Weaver, pioneer in furnishing electric power to western North Carolina, was born in the Reems Creek valley near Weaverville, the youngest son of James Thomas and Hester Trotter [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
West, Robert
by Pennywitt, Neil C. Robert West, member of the colonial Assembly and the Council, active in Indian affairs, and a militia officer, was born in Chowan County, the son of Robert and Martha West. After his father died in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wynns, Benjamin
by Newbern, Thomas R. J. Benjamin Wynns, state assemblyman, militia colonel, and planter, was born in Chowan Precinct, the son of Captain George and Rose Bush Wynns. George Wynns was a large landowner on the Chowan River and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wynns, Thomas
by Newbern, Thomas R. J. Thomas Wynns, congressman, state legislator, and major general of state troops, was born at Barfields, the Chowan River plantation of the Wynns family, in Hertford County. His father, Benjamin, was a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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