The American Revolution in North Carolina

Sources of Information in this Website on the American Revolution in NC


Microfilm Title -- Source

M246 - Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 -- US National Archives & Records Administration
(NARA), Roll 79 (North Carolina).
M804 - Revolutionary War Pension & Bounty Land Warrant Application Files -- US National Archives
& Records Administration (NARA).
M853 - Numbered Record Books Concerning Military Operations and Service, Pay, and Settlement of
Accounts and Supplies -- US National Archives & Records Administration (NARA).
M859 - Miscellaneous Numbered Records in the War Department (The Manuscript File) Collection of
Revolutionary War Records -- US National Archives & Records Administration (NARA).
About halfway through reviewing these microfilms, the Author learned that two fine gentlemen were transcribing all of the Federal Pension Applications and posting them online for free use. Thank you Will Graves and Leon Harris.


Federal Pension Applications and Rosters of Various Units

Will Graves, Leon Harris






The State Records of North Carolina - Volumes X thru XVII

Walter Clark - Editor

M.I. & J.C. Stewart, Printers, Winston, NC, 1895


Roster of Soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution

The North Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution

Durham, 1932 - Reprinted by the Genealogical Publishing Company, 2007


Roster of the Patriots in the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge

Dr. Bobby Gilmer Moss

Scotia-Hibernia Press, Blacksburg, SC, 1992


The Patriots at Kings Mountain

Dr. Bobby Gilmer Moss

Scotia-Hibernia Press, Blacksburg, SC, 1990


The Patriots at the Cowpens Revised Edition

Dr. Bobby Gilmer Moss

Scotia Press, Blacksburg, SC, 1991


The North Carolina Continentals

Hugh F. Rankin

University of NC Press, 1971


Nothing But Blood and Slaughter - Military Operations and Order of Battle of the Revolutionary War in the Carolinas - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4

Patrick O'Kelley, Inc., 2004


Global Gazeteer of the American Revolution

John A. Robertson,


Historical Sketches of North Carolina - From 1584 to 1851

John. H. Wheeler

Frederick H. Hitchcock Publisher, New York, 1851


History of North Carolina Volume I From 1584 to 1784

Samuel A'Court Ashe

Charles L. Van Noppen, 1908


North Carolina 1780-'81 - Being a History of the Invasion of the Carolinas

David Schenck, LLD

Edwards & Broughton, Publishers, Raleigh, NC, 1889


General Joseph Graham and His Papers on North Carolina Revolutionary History

Major William A. Graham

Edwards & Broughton, Publishers, Raleigh, NC, 1904


A Defence of the Revolutionary History of the State of North Carolina From the Aspersions of Mr. Jefferson

John Seawell Jones

Turner & Hughes, Raleigh, NC, 1834


The History of Alamance

Sallie W. Stockard

Capital Printing Co., Raleigh, NC, 1900


The History of Guilford County, North Carolina

Sallie W. Stockard

Gaut-Ogden Company, Book Printers and Book Binders, Knoxville, TN, 1902


In Ancient Albemarle

Catherine Albertson

Commercial Printing Co., Raleigh, NC, 1914


History of Halifax County

William C. Allen

The Cornhill Co., Boston, MA, 1918


Reminiscences of Randolph County

J.A. Blair

Reece & Elam, Book and Job Printers, Greensboro, NC, 1890


The History of Mecklenburg County from 1740 to 1900

John Brevard Alexander

Observer Printing House, Charlotte, NC, 1902


The Colonial and State Political History of Hertford County, NC

Benjamin B. Winborne

Edwards & Broughton Publishers, Raleigh, NC, 1906


Annals of Lincoln County, North Carolina

William L. Sherrill

Charlotte, NC, The Observer Printing House, Inc. 1937


Sketches of Pitt County

Henry T. King

Edwards & Broughton Printing Company, Raleigh, NC, 1911


A History of New Hanover and the Lower Cape Fear Region 1723-1800 - Volume I

Alfred Moore Waddell

Wilmington, NC, 1909


A History of Rowan County North Carolina

Rev. Jethro Rumple

J.J. Bruner, Salisbury, NC


North Carolina's Coastal Carteret County During the American Revolution 1765-1785

Jean Bruyere Kell
Thomas A. Williams, PhD

Era Press, Greenville, NC, 1975


History of Surry County

J.G. Hollingsworth

Fisher Publishers, Greensboro, NC, 1935


No Ordinary Lives - A History of Richmond County, North Carolina 1750-1900

John Hutchinson

The Donning Company, Publishers, Virginia Beach, VA, 1998


Historical Sketch of Person County

Stuart T. Wright

The Womack Press, Danville, NC, 1974


Wake: Capital County of North Carolina - Volume I, Prehistory through Centennial

Elizabeth Reid Murray

Capital County Publishing Company, Raleigh, NC, 1983


History of McDowell County

Mildred B. Fossett

The Seeman Printers, Durham, NC, 1976


The Heritage of Sampson County, North Carolina Volume I

Oscar M. Bizzell

Sampson County Historical Society, 1983


The County of Warren, North Carolina 1586-1917

Manly Wade Wellman

The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC, 1959


Burke - The History of a North Carolina County

Edward H. Phifer, Jr.

Self Published, Morganton, NC, 1977


The History of Old Tryon and Rutherford Counties 1730-1936

Clarence W. Griffin

The Miller Printing Company, Asheville, NC, 1937


History of Anson County, North Carolina, 1750-1976

Mary L. Medley

Heritage Printers, Inc., Charlotte, NC, 1976


Polk County, North Carolina History

Polk County Historical Association, Inc.

The Reprint Company, Publishers, Spartanburg, SC, 2006


Hyde County History

Hyde County Bicentennial Committee

Herb Eaton, Inc., Charlotte, NC, 1976


Three Hundred Years Along the Pasquotank - A Biographical History of Camden County

Jesse Forbes Pugh

Seeman Printers, Durham, NC, 1957


When the Past Refused to Die
A History of Caswell County

William S. Powell

Caswell County Historical Association, Inc., Yanceyville, NC, 1982


A History of Durham County, North Carolina

Jean Bradley Anderson

Duke University Press, Durham, NC, 1990


The Heritage of Alexander County, North Carolina - Volume I - 1986

Sara C. Allen, Editor

Hunter Publishing Company, Winston-Salem, NC, 1986


A History of Moore County, North Carolina 1747-1847

Blackwell P. Robinson

Moore County Historical Association, 1956


A History of Catawba County

Charles J. Preslar, Jr. - Editor

Rowan Printing Company, Salisbury, NC, 1954


The Heritage of Henderson County, North Carolina, Volume I

George Alexander Jones, Th.M, Ph.D - Editor

The Reprint Company, Publishers, Spartanburg, SC, 2003


The Commonwealth of Onslow A History

Joseph Parsons Brown

The Owen G. Dunn Company, New Bern, NC, 1960


Long, Obstinate, and Bloody - The Battle of Guilford Courthouse

Lawrence E. Babits & Joshua B. Howard

The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC, 2009


The Rear-Guard of the Revolution

James R. Gilmore

D. Appleton and Company, New York, NY, 1889


Narrative of His Exploits and Adventures as a Loyalist of North Carolina in the American Revolution, Supplying Important Omissions in the Copy Published in the United States

David Fanning & A.W. Savary

Printed in Toronto, Canada, 1908


Colonel David Fanning - The Adventures of a Carolina Loyalist

John Hairr

Averasboro Press, Erwin, NC, 2000


The Loyalists in North Carolina During the Revolution

Robert O. DeMond

Archon Books, Hamden, CT, 1964


Governor Alexander Martin

Charles D. Rodenbough

McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, Jefferson, NC, 1932


William R. Davie

Blackwell P. Robinson

The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC, 1957


History of Perquimans County, As Compiled from Records Found There and Elsewhere

Ellen Goode Winslow

Raleigh, NC, 1931, Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD, 2005


Revolutionary Leaders of North Carolina

Robert D.W. Connor

NC State Normal & Industrial College, Greensboro, NC, 1916


Revolutionary Incidents and Sketches of Character, Chiefly in the Old North State

E.W. Caruthers

King & Baird, Printers, Philadelphia, PA, 1854


The Heritage of Wayne County, North Carolina

Mary Daniels Johnstone, Coordinator

Wayne County Historical Association, Goldsboro, NC, 1982


Cornwallis' Campaign: Wilmington to Yorktown

Emily Weil 

Wayne County Historical Association, Goldsboro, NC, 2010 


Journals of the American Congress from 1774-1788

United States Continental Congress

Way and Gideon, Washington, DC, 1823


History and Genealogies of Old Granville County, North Carolina 1746-1800

Thomas McAdory Owen

Southern Historical Press, Inc., Greenville, SC, 1993


Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army During the War of the Revolution

Francis B. Heitman

The Rare Book Shop Publishing Company, Inc., 1914


Pierce's Register

John Pierce

Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., Baltimore, MD, 2002


A Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution (3 Volumes)

Benson J. Lossing

Harper Co., 1850


The Road to Guilford Courthouse - The American Revolution in the Carolinas

John Buchanan

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, NY, 1997

The following sources were employed AFTER my books were published in 2012. Any new info has been included in this website, but not in the books.


Cavalry of the American Revolution

Edited by Jim Piecuch

Westholme Publishing, Yardley, PA, 2012


Commanders at Kings Mountain

Rev. J.D. Bailey

E.H. DeChamp, Gaffney, SC, 1926


King's Mountain and its Heroes
History of the Battle of King's Mountain October 7, 1780
And the Events Which Led to It

Lyman C. Draper, LL. D.

Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD, 1967


Backcountry Revolutionary
James Williams (1740-1780)
With Source Documents

William T. Graves

Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution Press, Lugoff, SC, 2012


Profile of a Patriot
Colonel Benjamin Cleveland
Hero of Kings Mountain

Stephen O. Addison

Published by the Author, Cleveland, TN, 1993


King's Mountain
The Defeat of the Loyalists
October 7, 1780

J. David Dameron

Da Capo Press, Cambridge, MA, 2003


The King's Mountain Men
The Story of the Battle, with Sketches of the American Soldiers Who Took Part

Katherine Keogh White

Joseph K. Ruebush Company, Dayton, VA, 1924


Revolutionary History of North Carolina in Three Lectures

Francis L. Hawks, DD, LL.D,
Davis L. Swain, LL.D,
William A. Graham, LL.D

William D. Cook, Raleigh, NC, 1853


The Navy of the American Revolution

Charles O. Paullin, Ph.D

The Burrows Brothers Company, Cleveland, OH, 1906

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