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Roster of officers in the First North Carolina Battalion of the Continental Army from September 1775 to September 1778
Clark, Thomas, 1741-1792
1778
Volume 13, Pages 474-476

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“A List of the Officers of the 1st North Carolina Continental Battalion from Its First Establishment Sept. 1st, 1775, to Sept. 1st, 1778, with the Dates of Their Appointments, Promotions, Deaths, Resignations. Also a List of the Officers Taken into the 1st, Agreeable to the New Arrangement.”


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Names.
Rank.
When Appointed.
1st Promotion.
2nd Promotion.
3rd Promotion.
Resignation.
Remarks.
James Moore
Colonel
Sept. 1, 1775
March 1. 1776
Died April 22nd, 1777.
Francis Nash
Lieut. Col
Do.
Ap'l 10, 1776
Feb. 5, 1777
Wounded Oct. 4. 1777, & died ye 7th.
Thomas Clark
Majr
Sept. 1, 1775
Do.
Do.
William Davis
Captn
Do.
Do.
Do.
Transfer'd to one of the 4 Reg'ts in Carolina.
George Davidson
Captain
Sept. 1, 1775
Feb. 5, 1777
Caleb Grainger
Do.
Do.
Feb. 5, 1777
Ap'l. 26, 1777
John Walker
Do.
Do.
Ap'l 26, 1777
Dec. 22, 1777
Alfred Moore
Do.
Do.
March 8, 1777
Henry Dixon
Do.
Do.
July 8, 1777
To a Majority in ye 3rd Regiment.
Robert Rowan
Do.
Do.
June 29, 1776
Thomas Allen
Do.
Do.
Aug. 15, 1776
(No first name) Pickett
Do.
Do.
These two Cos. reduced by order of the Council of Safety of the State of N. C., January ye 4th, 1776.
William Green
Do.
Do.
John Lillington
Lieutenant
Sept. 1, 1775
May, 1776
Wm. Brannon
Do.
Do.
March, 1776
Thomas Hogg
Do.
Do.
Ap'l 10, 1776
Sept. 19, 1777
To a Majority in ye 5th Regiment.
Absalom Tatum
Do.
Do.
June 29, 1776
Sept. 19, 1776
Lawrence Thompson
Do.
Do.
Aug. 15, 1776
Transfer'd to one of the 4 Reg'ts in Carolina.
Hector McNeil
Do.
Do.
Des't'd to ye Torys, Feb. 3, 1776, condemn'd by a Court Martial in March. Escap'd.
Joshua Bowman
Do.
Do.
Sept. 18, 1776
Tilman Dixon
Do.
Nov. 15, 1775
Feb. 15. 1777.
Henry Neal
Ensign
Sept. 1st, 1775
Jan. 11, 1776
March, 28, 1776
Feb. 5, 1777
Ap'l 3, 1777
Robert Rolston
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Mar. 8, 1777
Aug. 29, 1777
Howell Tatum
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Ap'l 3, 1777
George Grayham
Do.
Do.
Do.
Ap'l 15, 1776
Niel McAllister
Do.
Do.
Do.
June 29, 1776
Jan. 20, 1777
Maurice Moore
Do.
Do.
Do.
Killed Jan. 18, 1776.
Lehancius Dekeyser
Do.
Nov. 15th, 1775
Do.
Feb. 3, 1776
Dec. 10, 1776
John Brown
Do.
Do.
Do.
July 7, 1776
Ap'l 26, 1777
Transfer'd to one of the 4 Reg'ts in Carolina.
Joseph McLemmy
Do.
Jan. 4, 1776
Jan. 18, 1776
Died in July, 1776.
Wm. Crawford
Do.
Do.
Mar. 28, 1776
Aug. 15, 1776
Adam Boyd
Do.
Do.
March, 1776
May, 1776
James Read
Do.
Do.
July 6, 1776
July 7, 1776
July 8, 1777
Wm. Armstrong
Do.
Do.
Ap'l. 10. 1776
Jan. 1, 1777
Aug. 29, do
Transfer'd to one of the 4 Reg'ts in Carolina.
Stephen Daniel
Do.
Do.
June 3, 1776
Joseph Eagle
Do.
Do.
Mar. 20, 1776
Robert Council
Do.
Do.
July 7, 1776
Sept. 10, 1776
On account of his ill state of health.
Edmunds Gambell
Do.
Mar. 28, 1776
Jan. 20, 1777
Transfer'd to one of the 4 Reg'ts in Carolina.
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Names.
Rank.
When Appointed.
1st Promotion.
2nd Promotion.
3rd Promotion.
Resignation.
Remarks.
Samuel Blyth
Do.
Do.
Do.
Feb. 5, 1777
May 16, 1778
John Summers
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
July 10, 1778
Robert Varner
Do.
Do.
Do.
March 8, 1777
Septimus Robinson
Do.
Do.
Do.
Oct. 10, 1776
James King
Do.
June 1, 1776
Aug. 15, 1776
Ap'l 3, 1777
John Gambier Scull
Do.
Do.
Nov. 21, 1776
Ap'l 26, 1777
Thos. Collender
Do.
June 6, 1776
Jan. 1, 1777
July 8, 1777
James Craven
Do.
June 12, 1776
Do.
July 28, 1777
John Cheese
Do.
Do.
Jan. 20, 1777
April 1, 1777
Charles Triplet
Do.
Sept. 19, 1776
Died Dec'r, 1776.
William Walters
Do.
Do.
Feb. 5, 1777
Sept. 19, 1777
Transfer'd to one of the 4 Reg'ts in Carolina.
Peter Bacot
Do.
Do.
Feb. 8, 1777
Oct. 4, 1777
Thomas Hall
Ensign
Dec. 24, 1776
Feb. 8, 1777
April 3, 1777
Samuel Walters
Do.
Do.
March 29, 1777.
April 23, 1777.
Patrick Rogers
Do.
March 28, 1777.
Ap'l 3, 1777
Died April 19, 1778.
John Rice
Do.
Do.
Do.
Transfer'd to one of the 4 Reg'ts in Carolina.
John Irwin
Do.
Do.
Ap'l 4, 1777
Aug. 28, 1777
James Milligan
Do.
Do.
Ap'l 23, 1777
In No. Carolina. Never joined. Broke by a Court Martial 13 July, 1778.
Dixon Marshall
Do.
Do.
Ap'l 26, 1777
Robert Council
Do.
Do.
July 8, 1777
Transfer'd to one of the 4 Reg'ts in Carolina.
Staff.
James Tate
Chaplain
Oct. 13, 1775
Transfer'd to one of the 6 Reg'ts in Carolina.
Isaac Guion
Surgeon
Sept. 1, 1775
Dec., 1775
James Gakee
Do.
Dec., 1775
May, 1776
John Fergus
Do.
May, 1776
April, 1777
Frederick Heimburg
Do.
March 13, 1778
Samuel Ashe
Paymaster
Sept. 1, 1775
April, 16, 1776
William Lord
Do.
Decr., 1776
March 5, 1777
Richard Bradley
Do.
March 5, 1777
Dismissed June 1, 1778, agreeable to the new arrangement.
Lehancius Dekeyser
Adjutant
Nov. 15, 1775
Dec. 10, 1776
John Rice
Do.
Dec. 10, 1776
March 28, 1777.
Stephen Conger
Do.
Jan'y 29, 1778
Dismissed June 1, 1778, agreeable to the new arrangement.
Yelverton Fowkes
Quar. Master.
Feb. 3, 1776
Aug. 1, 1776
Patrick Rogers
Do.
Nov., 1776
March 28, 1777
William Womack
Do.
Jan., 1778
Dismissed June 1, 1778, agreeable to the new arrangement.
William Kennon
Commissary
Sept., 1777
April, 1777

N. B. The Ensigns' first promotions were to 2nd Lieutenants.

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A List of Officers Taken into the First (From the Different Battalions) to Compleat It, Agreeable to the New Arrangement.
Names.
Rank.
Appointed.
Reg'mt.
Promotion.
Taken Into 1st.
Remarks.
James Emmet
Captain
Ap'l 16, 1776
3rd
Dec. 22, 1777
Dec. 22, 1777
Never Joined. Transfer'd to one of ye 6 in Carolina.
Robert Mebane
Lieut. Col.
Nov. 26, 1776
7th
June 1st, 1778.
In Room of Lt. Col. Wm. Davis, transf'd as above.
John Baptista Ashe
Captain
April 16, 1776.
6th
Jan. 26, 1777
Do.
In Room of Major James Emmet.
Griffith, Jno. McRee
Captain
Do.
6th
Do.
In Room of Capt. Laurence Thompson, transf'd as above.
Isaac Moore
Do.
Ap'l 19, 1777
10th
Do.
In Room of Capt. Jno. Brown, tranf'd as above, died July 10, 1778
Robert Nicholson
Lieut
April 19, 1777
10th
June 1, 1778
In Room of Lt. Edm'd Gamble, transf'd as above.
Wm. Walton
2nd Do.
April 20, 1777.
7th
Aug. 15, 1778
Do.
In Room of Lieut. Blyth, resigned as above.
George Cook
2nd Do.
April 19, 1777
10th
July 10, 1777
Do.
In Room of Lieut. Wm. Walters, transf'd as above.
Wm. Slade
Ensign
Jan. 2, 1777
4th
Ap'l 26, 1777
Do.
In Room of Lt. Rob't. Council, tr'f'd as above.
These 2nd Lieuten'ts now acting as Ensigns.
Danl. Shaw
Do.
Ap'l 2, 1777
6th
Oct. 11, 1777
Do.
In Room of Lt. James Milligan (Broke).
Richd. Dickinson
Do.
6th
Oct. 12, 1777
Do.
In Room of Lt. Rice. transf'd as above.
Thomas Pasture
Do.
June 15, 1777
4th
Dec. 29, 1777
Do.
In Room of Lt. Jno. Irwin (Resigned)
Robert Hays
Do.
Aug. 16, 1777
4th
Jan. 1, 1778
Do.
In Room of Lt. Patrick Rogers (Deceased.)
David Wright
Do.
Ap'l-19, 1777
10th
Feb. 15, 1778
Do.
William Hargrave
Do.
Jan. 16, 1778
Do.
Do.
T. CLARK, Col.

Copied from the original Ms. in the Bureau of Rolls & Library. Dep't. of State, Washington, D. C. “Army Returns. Arrangements of Officers.” Vol 8, No. 27, Page 20.

Graham Daves.

Note—The word “dismissed,” as it occurs under “Remarks” on page 3 hereof, is not used in a derogatory sense. It signifies merely that owing to the reduction and consolidation of the regiments of the North Carolina Continental Line, in compliance with the Act of Congress of May 29, 1778, the surplus officers were discharged.

G. D.