Corps of North Carolina Light Dragoons
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|Corps of North Carolina Light Dragoons|
|Active||1775–1779 then 1779-1781 as State Troops under Continental Command|
|Allegiance||Continental Congress of the United States|
|Part of||Continental Army|
|Engagements||Brandywine and Germantown|
The Corps of North Carolina Light Dragoons was raised on April 13, 1775 at Wilmington, North Carolina as a state militia unit and later for service with the Continental Army. The regiment saw action at the Battle of Brandywine and the Battle of Germantown. For the payroll records during this period, go here: http://www.rhsearch.com/Light%20Dragoons_NC.phpThe regiment was disbanded on January 1, 1779 at Halifax, North Carolina and Fort Pitt.
The North Carolina General Assembly decided to retain these units, They were re-organized into a new Regiment of State Troops under ex-Continental Col. François DeMalmedy, .
For a partial list of the State Troops go here: http://www.carolana.com/NC/Revolution/nc_light_dragoons_regiment.html
- Bibliography of the Continental Army in North Carolina compiled by the United States Army Center of Military History