Proceedings of a Board of Field Officers of the North Carolina Brigade by order of Colo. Alex. Martin Commandant in order ton.
The Board do recommend Major Wm Lee Davidson of the fourth Battn he being Eldest Major to be promoted to the rank of Lieut. Colo. of the Fifth in the room of Lieut. Col. Irvine who fell in the battle near Germantown of the 4tn of Octr last his Commission to bear date accordingly. Levi Dawson Major of the Fifth to the rank of Lieut. Colo. in the Eighth in the room of Lieut. Colonel Sam'l. Lockhart resigned the 19th October last his Commission to bear date from the above resignation. Captain John Armstrong of the Second Battn he being eldest Captain in the Brigade to the rank of Major of the Fourth in the room of Major Davidson promoted. Also Capt. Thomas Hogg of the First Battln he being next Eldest Captain to the rank of Major of the Fifth in the room of Major Davidson promoted. The Commissions respectively to bear date from the time of the above Vacancies.
May it Please Your Excellency.
The within Proceedings of the Board of Officers of the N. Carolina Brigade I approve of and do recommend the Gentlemen Officers within named both for their rank & Merit, to your Excellency to fill the Vacancies aforesaid.
Endorsed: Wm. Lee Davidson, Major of 4th promoted to Lt Col. of 5th vice Lt Col. Irvine slain at Germantown. Oct 4, 1777
Levi Dawson, Major of Do Lt. Col. of 8th vice Lockhart, Oct. 19, 1777
John Armstrong, Captn. in 2d do. Major of 4th vice Davidson, Oct 4, 1777
Thos. Hogg, Captn. in the 1st Do Major of 5th vice Dawson, Oct 19, 1777
Promotion of Field Officers in the No. Carolina line.