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North Carolina's Military History: 1663-1783

A guide outlining the impact North Carolina has made on United States military history.

Conflicts in the Proprietary Era (1663-1729)

(Culpeper's Rebellion, Tuscarora War, Cary's Rebellion)

  • Bath - North Carolina's first town

Bath became the first incorporated town in North Carolina in 1705.  It's early days were marked by conflict.  First was the Cary Rebellion and then the Tuscarora Uprising.  (Article reprinted from Tar Heel Junior Historian, Spring 2006)

  • NCpedia entries on Tuscarora Indians and the Tuscarora War 


  • Nooherooka 300 and Beyond

Website maintained by ECU and dedicated to the monument commemorating the bloodiest battle of the Tuscarora War, in which more than 900 Tuscarora were killed, wounded, or afterwards enslaved. The site includes information about the monument and a documentary history and maps about the War.


Conflicts during the Colonial Period (1729-1775)

(French and Indian War – 1754-63, Regulator Movement – 1765-71)

French and Indian War Image: Fort Dobbs, NC

American Revolutionary War (1775-1783)

American Revolutionary War (1775-1783)