Burlington in Alamance County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
This plaque — attached to one side of the Regulators Monument here — depicts James Pugh before his supposed hanging. It also quotes a speech he was alleged to have made prior to his execution.
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.
The marker above was placed on the
Militia re-enactors firing a musket volley.
This display was made possible by the Alamance County Tourism Development Authority and Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Erected by Alamance County Tourism Development Authority and Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is June 19, 1771.
Location. 36° 0.545′ N, 79° 31.277′ W. Marker is in Burlington, North Carolina, in Alamance County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 62, 0.2 miles south of Oakbury Road, on the right when traveling south. The marker and Pugh's Rock are located 80 yards southwest of the Visitors Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5803 NC-62 S, Burlington NC 27215, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Alamance (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Alamance Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of Alamance (within shouting distance of this marker); First Battle of the Revolution (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Governor Tryon and the Militia (about 300 Battle of Alamance (about 400 feet away); The Regulators' Field (about 400 feet away); The John Allen House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burlington.
Also see . . . Alamance Battleground, North Carolina Historic Sites. (Submitted on September 10, 2019.)
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