This Day in NC History Blogs

On January 9, 1779, James Hogun of Halifax County was chosen as a brigadier general for the North Carolina Continental Line.  

On January 11, 1740, Revolutionary War colonel and state legislator Thomas Robeson was born in Bladen County.

On January 14, 1834, William Polk, the last surviving field officer of the North Carolina Continental Line, died in Raleigh.

On October 4, 1777Francis Nash, brigadier general of the North Carolina Continental Troops under General George Washington in the American Revolution, was mortally wounded by a cannon ball at the Battle of Germantown, near Philadelphia.