The American Revolution in North Carolina

Bertie County Regiment of Militia

Date Established:


Original Officers:

September 9, 1775

Col. Thomas Whitmell
Col. Thomas Pugh
Col. John Pugh Williams
Col. James Moore
Col. James Campbell

Col. Thomas Whitmell
Lt. Col. Thomas Pugh
1st Maj. James Moore
2nd Maj. Arthur Brown

Known Lt. Colonels:

Known Majors: 

Known Adjutants:

Lt. Col. Thomas Pugh
Lt. Col. Arthur Brown

1st Maj. James Moore
2nd Maj. Arthur Brown
Maj. James Campbell
Maj. James Foy
Maj. Thomas Pugh, Jr.

None Known

Known Captains:

William Ashburn

Solomon Cherry

John Faulk

Charles Isaacs

? Johnson

William Morris

Andrew Oliver

Francis Pugh

Thomas Pugh

Allen Ramsey

William Rascoe

Charles Rhodes

Elisha Rhodes

Thomas Rhodes

James Seawell

John Walton

William Williams

John Wolfenden

Known Privates / Fifers / Drummers, etc. - Captain Unknown:


Jeremiah James


Brief History of the Regiment:

On September 9, 1775, the Provincial Congress authorized thirty-five (35) existing county Militias to be organized. All officers were appointed and commissioned by the Provincial Congress.

The Bertie County Regiment was active until the end of the war. Units of this regiment were known to have participated in the following known battles/skirmishes:


Known Battles / Skirmishes:


Briar Creek (GA)


Stono Ferry (SC)


Siege of Charleston 1780 (SC)


Little Lynches Creek (SC)


Camden (SC)

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