The Sheppard's Additional Continental Regiment

(aka 10th North Carolina Regiment)

  • Authorized on April 17, 1777 in the North Carolina State Troops as Sheppard's Regiment.
  • Organized on April 19- July 1, 1777 at Kinston to consist of eight companies from Northeastern part of the state.
  • Adopted on June 17, 1777 into the Continental Army as Sheppard's Additional Continental Regiment and assigned to the Main Army.
  • Disbanded on June 1, 1778 at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania



The 10th North Carolina Regiment was authorized on April 17, 1777 as an unit of the North Carolina State Troops named Sheppard's Regiment. The regiment was organized from 19 April to 1 July 1777 at Kinston, North Carolina from men from the northeastern region of the state of North Carolina and was adopted and assigned to the main Continental Army on 17 June 1777 as Sheppard's Additional Continental Regiment. The regiment did not see any action. The regiment was disbanded on June 1, 1778 at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.

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