Alamance in Alamance County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Battle of the Alamance
Revolutionary War, was
fought in Orange County,
May 16th, 1771.
[ Right of Monument ]
1771 – 81 1901
“General” of the Regulators.
“The country is as much master
now as ever.” November 6th, 1772
Alamance May 16th, 1771
Cherokee War October, 1776
Guilford Court House March 15th, 1781
Born 1740. Died 1821.
[ Back of Monument ]
1774 a Convention of the People of the Province Assembled – “The First Representative Assembly that ever met in North Carolina or in America, save by Royal Authority.” It met in open, flagrant defiance of the Crown, its Governor, and his proclamations.
1775 April the 8th ended the last Royal legislative body that ever met in North Carolina. May 20th the Mecklenburg Declaration was made. August 20 – a popular government for the Province was established, “Every county and borough town being represented in the Convention.”
1776 February – The first victory
April 12th – North Carolina was first to declare for Continental Independence.
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Of twelve Regulators condemned at Hillsboro, the following six were executed by the British Governor: James Pugh, Robert Matear, Benjamin Merrill, Captain Messer, and two others, whose names are now unknown. “Our blood will be as good seed in good ground, that will soon produce one hundred fold.” - James Pugh, under the gallows at Hillsboro, N.C., June 19th, 1771.
Location. 36° 0.478′ N, 79° 31.211′ W. Marker is in Alamance, North Carolina, in Alamance County. Marker is on North Carolina Route 62 west of Clapp Mill Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alamance NC 27201, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Battle of the Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Alamance (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Battle of Alamance (about 400 feet away); The Regulators' Field (about The John Allen House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Clapp's Mill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Oak Grove Plantation (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named Oak Grove Plantation (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Alamance.
More about this marker. The monument consists of a granite shaft topped by a statue of a Regulator. The four sides of the monument contain a plaque, one of which features a relief showing a condemned Regulator with his head in a noose.
Also see . . . Alamance Battleground. North Carolina Historic Sites website. (Submitted on July 31, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Notable Events • War, US Revolutionary •
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