The 1st North Carolina Regiment

  • Authorized on September 1, 1775 in the Continental Army as the 1st North Carolina Regiment.
  • Organized in fall 1775 at Salisbury and Wilmington to consist of 10 companies.
  • Reorganized on January 4, 1776 to consist of 8 companies.
  • Assigned on February 27, 1776 to the Southern Department.
  • Relieved on February 5, 1777 from the Southern Department and assigned to the Main Continental Army.
  • Assigned on July 8, 1777 to the North Carolina Brigade, an element of the Main Continental Army.
  • Reorganized on June 1, 1778 to consist of nine companies.
  • North Carolina Brigade relieved on July 19, 1779 from the Main Continental Army and assigned to the Highlands Department .
  • North Carolina Brigade relieved on November 11, 1779 from the Highlands Department and assigned to the Southern Department
  • Captured on May 12, 1780 at Charleston, South Carolina, by the British Army.
  • Reorganized in summer of 1781 at Hillborough and Salsbury to consist of nine companies and assigned to the North Carolina Brigade, an element of the Southern Department.
  • Furloughed on April 23, 1783 at James Island, South Carolina.
  • Disbanded on November 15, 1783.

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The 1st North Carolina Regiment was raised on September 1, 1775 at Wilmington, North Carolina for service with the Continental Army. The regiment would see action at the Battle of Brandywine, Battle of Germantown, Battle of Monmouth and the Siege of Charleston. The regiment would be captured by the British Army at Charlestown, South Carolina on May 12, 1780. The regiment was reformed in the summer of 1781, furloughed April 23, 1783 at James Island, South Carolina and disbanded on November 15, 1783.

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