William Lee Davidson (1746–1781) was a North Carolina militia general during the American Revolutionary War. Year 1746 ( MDCCXLVI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Year 1781 ( MDCCLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common North Carolina ( is a state located on the Atlantic Seaboard in the southeastern United States In this article the inhabitants of the thirteen colonies that supported the American Revolution are primarily referred to as "Americans" with occasional references to "Patriots"
Active in the war from its inception as adjutant to General Griffith Rutherford during the Snow Campaign in December 1775, he was promoted to major of the Fourth Regiment of the North Carolina line in 1776. Griffith Rutherford (born c 1721 in Ireland - died 10 August 1805, probably in Sumner County Tennessee) was an officer in the American Year 1775 ( MDCCLXXV) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a The 4th North Carolina Regiment was raised on January 16, 1776 at Wilmington North Carolina for service with the Continental Army. Year 1776 ( MDCCLXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a He marched with the North Carolina line to the north and was at the Battle of Germantown, after which he was promoted to Lt. Prelude The campaign in Philadelphia had begun quite badly for the American forces Colonel of the Fifth Regiment of the North Carolina line. The 5th North Carolina Regiment was assigned on March 26, 1776 to the Continental Army in the Southern Department At Valley Forge with Washington, “Light Horse Harry” Lee, Daniel Morgan and others, he became friends with most of the influential military commanders in the Continental Line. Valley Forge, Pennsylvania was the site of the camp of the American Continental Army over the winter of 1777&ndash1778 in the American Revolutionary War. Henry Lee III called "Light Horse Harry", ( January 29 1756 – March 25 1818) was a Cavalry officer in Daniel Morgan (c 1735 &ndash July 6 1802) was an American pioneer soldier and United States Representative from Virginia. Left without a command he had been ordered out for the purpose of preventing the British from crossing the Catawba. The Catawba River is a Tributary of the Wateree River in the U Griffith Rutherford appointed Davidson his second in command. Severely wounded at the Battle of Colson's Mill on July 21, 1780, he did not participate in the Battle of Camden at which Rutherford was captured. The Battle of Colson's Mill was a battle of the American Revolutionary War that took place in North Carolina on July 21 1780 The Armies & Deployments Gates formed up first on the field He had around 3700 troops of which around only 1500 of them were regular troops Davidson was promoted to brigadier general and given command of Rutherford's Salisbury District militia. He participated in resisting the entry of Lord Cornwallis into Charlotte in late September 1780. Charles Cornwallis 1st Marquess Cornwallis ( 31 December 1738 &ndash 5 October 1805) was a British military commander and colonial He was killed at the Battle of Cowan's Ford in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina on February 1, 1781 while opposing the re-entry of Cornwallis into North Carolina. The Battle of Cowan's Ford was a battle in the Southern Theater of Cornwallis 's 1780-1782 Campaign that eventually led to the British Army 's surrender at Mecklenburg County is a County located in the US state of North Carolina.     
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