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The Patriot Captains’ Gravesite

 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, July 9, 2011
1. The Patriot Captains' Gravesite Marker
Inscription. Tradition holds that buried at this brick enclosure are Patriot Captains John Dobson and John Bowman of Burke County, Dobson's daughter Nancy, and her husband Wallace Alexander. Dobson and Bowman were mortally wounded in the Battle of Ramsour's Mill, June 20, 1780 and died several days later. The Alexanders were prominent Lincolnton citizens who died in 1804.

Although it is unclear when or by whom the original brick enclosure was erected, it was on this site before 1877. In 1955 members of the Jacob Forney Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, had the Lincolnton Street Department build the extensive brick wall on the north side of the enclosure. In 1984 Boy Scout Ted M. Dellinger, Troup 87, repaired the enclosure as an Eagle Scout service project.
 
Erected by Lincoln County Historical Association.
 
Location. 35° 28.633′ N, 81° 15.849′ W. Marker is in Lincolnton, North Carolina, in Lincoln County. Marker is on Jeb Seagle Drive north of Linwood Drive, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lincolnton NC 28092, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Battle of Ramsour's Mill (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The John Martin Shuford Gravesite
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, July 9, 2011
2. The Patriot Captains' Gravesite Marker
(about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Battle of Ramsour's Mill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Michael Hoke (approx. 0.4 miles away); Robert F. Hoke (approx. 0.4 miles away); U.D.C. Memorial Hall (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named The Battle of Ramsour's Mill (approx. half a mile away); André Michaux (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lincolnton.
 
More about this marker. On the lower right is a photograph with the caption, "Grave of Patriot Captains Dobson and Bowman who fell during the Battle of Ramsour's Mill, June 20, 1870.

On the lower left is a photograph with the caption, "Alfred Nixon conducted a tour of the Battle of Ramsour's Mill site on August 20, 1914 for the Lincoln County Teachers' Institute."

Photographs courtesy of the Lincoln County Historical Association and Lincoln County Museum of History.
 
Also see . . .  The Ramsour's Mill Battleground. Lincoln County Historical Association (Submitted on July 12, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
The Patriot Captains' Gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, July 9, 2011
3. The Patriot Captains' Gravesite
 
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 373 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   2, 3. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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