8th North Carolina Regiment

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8th North Carolina Regiment
Active 1776–1778
Allegiance United States Continental Congress
Type Infantry
Size 8 companies
Part of North Carolina Line
Engagements Battle of Brandywine (1777)
Battle of Germantown (1777)
Colonel James Armstrong

The 8th North Carolina Regiment was raised on 16 September 1776 at Halifax, North Carolina for service with the Continental Army. The unit saw action at the Battle of Brandywine and Battle of Germantown. The regiment was disbanded on 1 June 1778 at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.


At Valley Forge the field officers were Colonel James Armstrong, Lieutenant Colonel Levi Dawson, and Major Pinketham Eaton.[1] Some of the known company commanders at Valley Forge were Captain Francis Tartanson, Captain John Walsh, Captain Joseph Rhodes, Captain Michael Quinn, Captain Henry Pope and Captain William Dennis Sr.


  1. ^ Heitman, 12


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