James Porter was a Sergeant under Captain William Armstrong and Col. Francis Locke in the NC Militia, and had been a Sergeant for 12 months prior to the Battle of Ramsour’s Mill [20 Jun 1780] where he received a wound by a Bullet in his hip of the left side which entered opposite the ilium of the left side wounded the sacrum and went out on the back part of the ilium of the right side. This incapacitated him from further military service and disabled him for life. James Porter lived in Rowan Co, NC when he entered service. After the war he lived in Iredell Co, NC until he moved to Dallas Co, AL in 1823. He lived in Dallas Co, AL the remainder of his life.