The American Revolution in North Carolina

Pasquotank County Regiment of Militia*
1st Pasquotank County Regiment of Militia (12/22/1775 to 5/9/1777)

Date Established:


Original Officers:

September 9, 1775

Col. John Lowery
Col. Thomas Boyd

Col. John Lowery
Lt. Col. Isaac Gregory
1st Maj. Dempsey Burgess
2nd Maj. Joshua Campbell

Known Lt. Colonels:

Known Majors: 

Known Adjutants:

Lt. Col. Isaac Gregory
Lt. Col. Spencer Ripley

1st Maj. Dempsey Burgess
2nd Maj. Joshua Campbell
Maj. John Casey
Maj. Othniel Lascelles

Griffin Dauge

Known Captains:

Henry Farbush

John Gray

Selby Harney

? Holloway

? McIntosh

? Paley

Thomas Redding

John Stephens

Owen Williams


Rufus Williams


Brief History of 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.

* On December 22, 1775, this unit was split into two separate and distinct regiments - the 1st Pasquotank County Regiment and the 2nd Pasquotank County Regiment. The 1st Pasquotank County Regiment retained most of the original members of the original Pasquotank County Regiment. On May 9, 1777, the 2nd Pasquotank County Regiment was renamed as the Camden County Regiment, and the 1st Pasquotank County Regiment reverted back to its original name - the Pasquotank County Regiment.

The Pasquotank 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:


Great Bridge (VA)


Camden (SC)

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