The American Revolution in North Carolina

Gates County Regiment of Militia

Date Established:


Known Lt. Colonel(s):

January 30, 1779

Col. Lawrence Baker
Col. Kadar Reddick

Lt. Col. Scusebrook Wells

Date Disbanded:

Known Majors: 

Known Adjutant(s):

End of War

Maj. James Wells

None Known

Known Captains:

John Benton

Abram Cole

? Eure

Arthur Gatling

James Harris

Moses Kitterall

John Path

Abner Perry

Christopher Reddick

? Smith

Jethro Sumner

Stephen Your

Brief History of the Regiment:

On January 30, 1779, the NC General Assembly created Gates County and its regiment of Militia out of parts of Chowan County, Hertford County, and Perquimans County, and their respective regiments of Militia. All officers were appointed and commissioned by the Governor.

The Gates 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)


Charleston Neck (SC)


Stono Ferry (SC)


Siege of Charleston 1780 (SC)


Camden (SC)


Guilford Court House


Eutaw Springs (SC)

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