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Burlington in Alamance County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Pyle's Defeat
February 1781
 
Pyle's Defeat Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Paul Jordan, August 12, 2010
1. Pyle's Defeat Marker
 
Inscription. Near this location, mounted Loyalists from Chatham and southern Orange counties led by Col. John Pyle, and on their way to join Gen. Cornwallis in Hillsborough, were defeated by units of Gen. Greene's American Army led by Col. Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee and Gen. Andrew Pickens. As the two forces converged on a narrow road, Holts Race Path, the Loyalists mistook Lee's troopers for British cavalry. More than 90 Loyalists were killed in a brief battle fought primarily with sabers and swords. This defeat of Col. Pyle and the subsequent battle of Guilford Courthouse hastened the British Army's withdrawal from North Carolina and their defeat at Yorktown, Virginia.
 
Erected 1996 by The Alamance Foundation and NSSAR.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Markers with Artwork marker series.
 
Location. 36° 2.996′ N, 79° 27.021′ W. Marker is in Burlington, North Carolina, in Alamance County. Marker is at the intersection of Anthony Road and Old Trail, on the right when traveling east on Anthony Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1758 Anthony Road, Burlington NC 27215, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies.
 
Pyle's Defeat Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Paul Jordan, August 12, 2010
2. Pyle's Defeat Marker
 
A different marker also named Pyle's Defeat (approx. 1.2 miles away); Michael Holt II (approx. 1.6 miles away); Tryon's Camp (approx. 1.7 miles away); Johnston Moves West (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named Tryon’s Camp (approx. 2.2 miles away); Trading Path (approx. 2.2 miles away); Alamance Cotton Mill (approx. 2.2 miles away); Dentzel Carousel (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Burlington.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2010, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A.. This page has been viewed 1,054 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 22, 2010, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A.. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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