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General return of the North Carolina Continental Army troops [Extract]
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September 25, 1779
Volume 14, Page 371

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EXTRACT FROM THE “STATE OF THE CONTINENTAL ARMY UNDER THE IMMEDIATE COMMAND OF HIS EXCELENCY, GENERAL WASHINGTON,” OF SEPTEMBER 25, 1779.
[Drawn up in form similar to sheet.]

Garrison at West Point: The North Carolina, Paterson's and the 4th Massachusetts. North Carolina's force as follows:

Field Officers.

(Colonels) 1; (Lieutenant Colonels) 1; (Majors) 1;

Commissioned Officers.

(Captains) 5; (Captain-Lieutenants) 0; (Lieutenants) 12; (Ensigns) 8.

Staff Officers.

(Chaplains) 0; (Adjutants) 2; (Pay Masters) 1; (Qr. Masters) 2; (Surgeons) 2; (Surgeon's Mates) 1.

Non-Commissioned Officers.

(Sergt. Majors) 2; (Qu. Mr. Sergeants) 2; (Drum Majors) 2; (Fife Majors) 2; (Sergeants) 51; (Drummers and Fifers) 33.

Rank and File.

(Present Fit for Duty) 577; (Sick Present) 71; (Sick Absent) 6; (On Command) 58; (On Furlough) 1.—Total, 713.

Wanting to Complete.

(None.)

Alterations.

(Dead) 1; (Discharged for inability, 3; time expired, none); (Deserted) 1; (Transferred) none; (Promoted) 2; (Reduced) 1; (Joined) Sergeants, none; Drummers and Fifers, none; Rank and File, 2.

Among the troops noted as “Wanting Arms,” North Carolina is noted with 5 men Wanting Arms.