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First Name: Joseph

Last Name: Winston

Birthplace: Louisa County, VA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Militia - Revolutionary War

Date of Birth: 17 June 1746

Date of Death: 21 April 1815


Years Served:
Joseph Winston

•  Revolutionary War (1775 - 1783)


Joseph Winston
Lieutenant Colonel, North Carolina Militia

Joseph Winston was born on 17 June 1746 in Louisa County, VA.

Winston moved to the Stokes County, NC, area in 1766. During the American Revolutionary War, he was a Major leading a company of riflemen in several important battles, including the Battle of Kings Mountain and the Battle of Guilford Court House. Winston later represented North Carolina as a U.S. Congressman and also served in the North Carolina Senate.

He was an American pioneer, planter and Revolutionary War hero from North Carolina, and the first cousin of statesman and Virginia Governor, Patrick Henry.

The town of Winston, NC (which later became part of Winston-Salem), is named for him.

Death and Burial

Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Winston died on 21 April 1815 in Germanton, NC. He is buried in the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park in Greensboro, NC, at the site of the Battle of Guilford Court House, where a monument erected in 1893 notes Winston's command of the militia forces.

Honoree ID: 3237   Created by: MHOH




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