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Militias
Armstrong, James
by Johnson, Elmer D. James Armstrong, revolutionary officer, was a resident of Pitt County during the Revolution and until his death. Little is known of his ancestry or his family, but he was apparently a well-to-do [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Armstrong, Martin
by Anderson, Jean Bradley. Martin Armstrong, Revolutionary War soldier, surveyor, and politician, was born in Augusta County, Va., the fourth son of James and Jean Armstrong, previously of Lancaster County, Pa. About 1750, the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Battle, Joel
by Sims, Anastatia. Joel Battle, planter, merchant, militia colonel, and cotton manufacturer, was one of the three children of William Butler and Charity Horn Battle. He was one of the founders of the Rocky Mount Mills [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Butler, John
by Butler, Lindley S. John Butler, brigadier general of the state militia and legislator of the revolutionary period, settled before May 1763 on the Haw River in the western edge of the Hawfields community, Orange County. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Confederate army structure
by Howard, Joshua. Here is an example of the structure of the Confederate army at the onset of the Civil War. The actual figures or numbers of individuals vary wildly at different times and places during the Civil [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Davidson, William Lee
by Davidson, Chalmers G. Davidson, William Lee by Chalmers G. Davidson, 1986 ca. 1746–1 Feb. 1781 William Lee Davidson, Revolutionary War officer, was born in Lancaster County, Pa., the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gatling Gun
by Stephenson, E. Frank, Jr. Gatling Gun by E. Frank Stephenson Jr. Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Fall 2006. Tar Heel Junior Historian Association, NC Museum of History See also: Gatling Gun [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Hall, James
by Wiest, Timothy J. James Hall, clergyman, was born in Carlisle, Pa., to James and Prudence Roddy Hall. James, Sr., a Scotch-Irish immigrant, arrived in America with his father prior to 1723. In 1751, the Halls migrated [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hunter, Thomas
by Smith, Claiborne T., Jr. Thomas Hunter, Revolutionary patriot, was the son of Isaac Hunter of Northampton County. He first appears in the North Carolina records in 1761, when he purchased a tract of land in Northampton [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lindley, James
by Butler, Lindley S. James Lindley, Loyalist militia leader, was born in London Grove, Chester County, Pa., the son of Thomas (1706–81) and Ruth Hadley Lindley (1712–85). Of English origin, the Lindleys by the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Long, Nicholas
by Malone, E. T., Jr. Nicholas Long, deputy quartermaster general under General George Washington, militia colonel, and Revolutionary statesman, also represented Halifax County for several terms in both houses of the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McDougald, Archibald
by Troxler, Carole Watterson. Archibald McDougald, Loyalist militia leader, moved from Scotland to Cumberland County, N.C., in 1767. When the American Revolution began, he owned 640 acres. In 1779 he tried to reach the British in [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Militias, Colonial
by Towles, Louis P. Militias, Colonial by Louis P. Towles, 2006 Settlers in North Carolina in the 1660s were required to own musket, powder, and shot in order to claim land grants, and as early as 1667 Governor [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moore, John
by Shelby, Bradford M. John Moore, Loyalist officer, was born in Tryon (now Lincoln) County. His father was Moses Moore, a native of Carlisle, England, who, after migrating to Virginia in 1745 and marrying a Miss Winston [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Moore, Stephen
by Anderson, Jean Bradley. Colonel John Moore chose a mercantile career and moved to New York, where he amassed a fortune in real estate while following his father's lead in public service. He was a member of His Majesty's [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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