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
1776 February – The first victory of the Revolutionary War was gained at Moore’s Creek Bridge, North Carolina, by the people of the Province.
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Notable Events • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1880.
Location. 36° 0.478′ N, 79° 31.211′ W. Marker is in Alamance, North Carolina, in Alamance County. Marker is on State Highway 62 west of Clapp Mill Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alamance NC 27201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colonial Column (a few steps from this marker); First Battle of the Revolution (within shouting distance Battle of Alamance Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Alamance (about 300 feet away); Governor Tryon and the Militia (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Battle of Alamance (about 400 feet away); The Regulators' Field (about 500 feet away); Pugh's Rock (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map 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. (Submitted on September 18, 2019.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 31, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,433 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 31, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 7. submitted on September 18, 2019. 8, 9. submitted on July 31, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.