The American Revolution in North Carolina

Jones County Regiment of Militia

Date Established:

Colonels:

Original Officers:

January 30, 1779

Col. John Bryan
Col. Nathaniel Bryan
Col. Waightstill Avery
Col. Francis Avery

Col. John Bryan
Col. Nathaniel Bryan
Lt. Col. Lemuel Hatch
Lt. Col. Samuel Hill
Maj. John Bush

Known Lt. Colonels:

Known Majors: 

Known Adjutants:

Lt. Col. Lemuel Hatch
Lt. Col. Samuel Hill

Maj. John Bush
Maj. Frederick Hargett
Maj. James Pierce

William Bush

Known Captains:

Simon Edwards

James Green

Frederick Hargett

James Harrison

Risden McDaniel

? McDonald

Joseph Rhodes

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John Soler

Known Lieutenants - Captain Unknown:

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Martin Franks

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Known Ensigns - Captain Unknown:

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? McDonald 

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Known Corporals - Captain Unknown:

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John Hart 

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

William Adams 

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John Hudlar

Brief History of the Regiment:

On January 30, 1779, the NC General Assembly created Jones County and its regiment of Militia out of the southern part of Craven County and its regiment of Militia. All officers were appointed and commissioned by the Governor.

The Jones 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:

Date(s):

Known Battles / Skirmishes:

3/28-5/12/1780

Siege of Charleston 1780 (SC)

8/16/1780

Camden (SC)

3/15/1781

Guilford Court House

8/2/1781

Rockfish Creek

8/17/1781

Jumping Run


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