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Charlotte in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

British Encampment, 1780

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By Pat Filippone, July 13, 2016
1. British Encampment, 1780 Marker
Inscription.  From September 26 to October 12, 1780, the Southern British Army was encamped in Charlotte. The camp totaled about 4,000 people including officers, soldiers, loyalists, laborers, sutlers, and camp followers. The encampment was a square, about 400 yards across, centered on the Courthouse at the intersection of Trade and Tryon Streets. You are standing in the Southern part of that encampment with British Lt. Col. Tarleton's infantry and cavalry, the loyalist militia, and camp followers. The four cannons of the artillery were placed in the crossroads near the courthouse.
Erected 2012 by Mecklenburg Historical Association - May 20th Society. (Marker Number 3.)
Location. 35° 13.555′ N, 80° 50.684′ W. Marker is in Charlotte, North Carolina, in Mecklenburg County. Marker can be reached from South Tyron Street north of East 3rd Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlotte NC 28280, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Last Meetings of the Confederate Cabinet (a few steps from this marker); Jefferson Davis Informed of Lincoln's Death (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Charlotte (about 400 feet away); Nathanael Greene (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mecklenburg Resolves (approx. 0.2 miles away); N. C. League of Municipalities (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Navy Yard (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mrs. "Stonewall Jackson" 1831-1915 (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlotte.
Also see . . .  Charlotte Liberty Walk. (Submitted on July 15, 2016.)
Categories. War, US Revolutionary

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2016, by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California. This page has been viewed 292 times since then and 34 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 14, 2016, by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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