The 3rd North Carolina Regiment

  • Authorized on January 16, 1776 in the Continental Army as the 3d North Carolina Regiment.
  • Assigned on February 27, 1776 to the Southern Department.
  • Organized in spring 1776 at Wilmington to consist of eight companies from Halifax, Edenton and Hillsborough Districts.
  • 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.
  • Reduced to a cadre on June 1, 1778 at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania and relieved from the North Carolina Brigade.
  • Reorganized on July 9, 1778 at Halifax to consist of nine companies.
  • Relieved on December 7, 1778 from the Highlands Department and assigned to the Middle Department.
  • Reduced to a cadre on April 17, 1779 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and relieved from the Middle Department and assigned to the Southern Department.
  • Reorganized on November 5, 1779 at Halifax to consist of nine companies.
  • Assigned on February 14, 1780 to Parker's Brigade, an element of the Southern Department.
  • Relieved on March 6, 1780 from Parker's Brigade and assigned to the North Carolina Brigade, an element of the Southern Department
  • Captured on May 12, 1780 at Charleston, South Carolina, by the British Army.
  • Disbanded on January 1, 1783.

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The 3rd North Carolina Regiment was raised, on January 16, 1776, 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 disbanded on November 15, 1783.

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