The American Revolution in North Carolina

NC Forts Garrisoned with State Troops
On April 30, 1778, the General Assembly approved garrisons for Fort Hancock on Cape Lookout and Fort Johnston on Cape Fear. The Fort Hancock garrison was led by Capt. John Tillman until it was disbanded on June 1, 1780. The Fort Johnston garrison was led by Capt. Robert Ellis for the duration of the war.



Fort Hancock Garrison*

John Tillman

Fort Johnston Garrison

Robert Ellis
* Unit disbanded on 6/1/1780.

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