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Minutes of a meeting of the officers of the North Carolina Brigade of the Continental Army
United States. Continental Army. North Carolina Brigade
November 07, 1777
Volume 11, Pages 799-800


Camp Whitemarsh, 7th Novr, 1777.

Proceedings of a Board of Field Officers of the North Carolina Brigade by order of Colo. Alex. Martin Commandant in order to

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recommend Officers to fill up the Vacancies occasioned by the death of Lieut. Col. Henry Irvine of the Fifth and resignation of Samuel Lockhart Lieut. Colo. of the Eighth Battn.

Colo. Jethro Sumner, President.
Colo. James Hogun Member.
Lt. Col. John Patton Member.
Archd Lyttle Member.
Major Wm. Lee Davidson Member.
Lott Brewster Member.
Henry Dixon Member.

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.

JETHRO SUMNER, Colo. P.

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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.

ALEx MARTIN, Colo. Comdt.

Nov. 7th, 1777.
His Excellency General Washington.

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.