8th North Carolina Regiment
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|8th North Carolina Regiment|
|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. 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.
- Heitman, 12
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- Wright, Robert K. Jr. (1989). The Continental Army. Washington, D.C.: United States Army Center of Military History. CMH Pub 60-4.
- Bibliography of the Continental Army in North Carolina compiled by the United States Army Center of Military History
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