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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Orders from the United States Board of War concerning the Third North Carolina Regiment of the Continental Army
United States. Continental Congress. Board of War and Ordnance
April 17, 1779
Volume 14, Pages 292-293


At a Board of War, April 17th, 1779, Ordered:

That the Officers of the 3rd North Carolina Regiment, commanded by Lieut. Colonel Mebane, repair to North Carolina with the men of that Regiment whose times are unexpired. That the Commanding Officer, on his Arrival in that State, apply to the Government thereof for directions as to filling up the Regiment, either with men engaged on the Continental Establishment, or with Drafts from the Militia, or in such other way as the Government

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of the said State shall deem proper. That, on the Regiment being so filled up, Col. Mebane immediately proceed therewith to the Southern army & put himself under the orders of the commanding General thereof.

By Order & in Behalf of the Board.