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By Patrick G. Jordan, March 6, 2010
Battle of Alamance Marker
North Carolina (Alamance County), Alamance — G 24 — Battle of Alamance
The militia under Royal Governor Tryon defeated the Regulators at this point, May 16, 1771. — Map (db m28261) HM
North Carolina (Alamance County), Alamance — G 111 — Battle of Clapp's Mill
Troops led by Henry Lee ambushed British cavalry of Banastre Tarleton one mile north, Mar. 2, 1781. Americans retreated under heavy British fire. — Map (db m32592) HM
North Carolina (Alamance County), Alamance — First Battle of the Revolution
[ Rear of Monument ] Here was fought the Battle of Alamance between the British and the Regulators ------------- [ Right of Monument ] Liberty [ Left of Monument ] 1880 — Map (db m33797) HM
North Carolina (Alamance County), Alamance — The Battle of the Alamance
The first battle of the Revolutionary War, was fought in Orange County, North Carolina May 16th, 1771. [ Right of Monument ] 1771 – 81             1901 James Hunter “General” of the Regulators. “The country is as . . . — Map (db m33799) HM
North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — A Revolutionary War Connection
A little known Revolutionary War engagement occurred on the Regulator battlefield on March 1, 1781. Ten years after the Battle of Alamance, and approximately two weeks before the Battle of Guilford Courthouse near Greensboro, soldiers of the . . . — Map (db m139346) HM
North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — GG-1 — Battle of Alamance
Here was fought (I) on May 16, 1771, the Battle of Alamance. Opposing forces were colonial militia, mainly from the eastern part of the province, commanded by Governor William Tryon, and a band of frontier dwellers known as Regulators, who had risen . . . — Map (db m35055) HM
North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Battle of Alamance Monument
Alamance County citizens took the first steps to mark the site of the Battle of Alamance in 1879. On July 4, Rev. D. A. Long delivered a speech here, urging area residents to form an association with the charge of erecting a monument. Less than a . . . — Map (db m139689) HM
North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Battle of Clapp's Mill
Battle of Clapp's Mill On March 2, 1781, the American light troops under Colonel Otho Holland Williams of Maryland and Lieutenant Colonel Henry "Lighthouse Harry" Lee of Virginia engaged the British light troops near Clapp's Mill on Beaver . . . — Map (db m28062) HM
North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Colonial Column
This column was erected in 1901 at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park as a testament to the Battle of Alamance being the "first battle of the American Revolution." But as early as 1937, the National Park Service questioned the . . . — Map (db m139692) HM
North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Governor Tryon and the Militia
This advantageous position was held by Royal Governor William Tryon and his North Carolina militia during the Battle of Alamance. The men serving Governor Tryon were not British "Redcoats," but the citizen soldiers from the colony of North Carolina. . . . — Map (db m139724) HM
North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Pugh's Rock
According to legend, Regulator James Pugh, brother-in-law of Regulator Herman Husband, lay behind this rock while he fired on Tryon's troops. Tradition has also held since 1942 that James was taken prisoner and hanged in Hillsborough on June 19, . . . — Map (db m139350) HM
North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — G 22 — Pyle's Defeat
A body of Tories, going to join Cornwallis' Army at Hillsborough, was destroyed by a Whig force, Feb. 23, 1781. ¾ mile southwest. — Map (db m28524) HM
North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — Pyle's DefeatFebruary 1781
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 . . . — Map (db m34718) HM
North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — The John Allen House
Quaker John Allen constructed this log dwelling circa 1780 in nearby Snow Camp. The State of North Carolina moved it here in 1966, restored it, and opened it to the public in 1967 to illustrate colonial life in the backcountry of North Carolina. The . . . — Map (db m42253) HM
North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — The Regulators' FieldA Lesson for the Defeated — Carolinas Campaign —
(Preface): The Carolinas Campaign began of February 1, 1865, when Union Gen. William T. Sherman led his army north from Savannah, Georgia, after the March to the Sea. Sherman's objective was to join Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in Virginia to crush . . . — Map (db m42335) HM
North Carolina (Alamance County), Burlington — G 60 — Tryon’s Camp
Before and after the battle of Alamance, the militia of Governor William Tryon camped nearby, along Alamance Creek, May 13-19, 1771. — Map (db m37373) HM
North Carolina (Alamance County), Graham — Michael Holt II1723 - 1799
An early pioneer, leader and landowner, Michael Holt II was the son of Michael Holt I who had moved to this area in he 1750s. He is buried nearby with his two wives, “Peggy” O'Neal and Jean Lockhart. He had ten children who became the . . . — Map (db m73992) HM
North Carolina (Alamance County), Mebane — G 54 — Alexander Mebane
Brigadier general of North Carolina militia, member House of Commons, conventions 1788, 1789, and U.S. Congress. His home stood nearby. — Map (db m28808) HM
North Carolina (Alamance County), Snow Camp — A Memorial to British Troops Who Died in the Old Meeting House
A memorial to British troops who died in the Old Meeting House during Cornwallis encampment here on his retreat from Guilford Courthouse March 1781. Erected by Troop 46 B.S.A. Henry Overman Leader Who Died Before Completing It. — Map (db m30558) HM
North Carolina (Alamance County), Snow Camp — General John Butler
. . . — Map (db m30697) HM
North Carolina (Alamance County), Snow Camp — G 21 — Lindley's Mill
In a Battle, September 13, 1781, Four Miles Southwest, Butler's Whigs Failed to Rescue Governor Burke From Fanning's Tories. — Map (db m30270) HM
North Carolina (Alamance County), Snow Camp — September 13, 1781(Battle of Lindley's Mill)
On these grounds, Revolutionaries and Loyalists were buried together in mass graves by people of this neighborhood, who also cared for the wounded in their homes. Additional burials are at Spring Meeting House. — Map (db m30695) HM
North Carolina (Alamance County), Snow Camp — G 76 — Snow Camp
Settled by Quakers in 1749. Cornwallis camped in area after Battle of Guilford Courthouse and used home of Simon Dixon as headquarters. — Map (db m32292) HM
North Carolina (Alamance County), Snow Camp — The Battle of Lindley's MillSeptember 13, 1781
At this site, Patriot militia commanded by Brigadier General John Butler ambushed loyalist militia commanded by Colonel David Fanning in an effort to free prisoners, whom the Loyalist had captured at Hillsborough the previous day. Although losses . . . — Map (db m30696) HM
North Carolina (Alamance County), Snow Camp — The Battle of Lindley's Mill Memorial
In Memory of the Whig and Tory Soldiers who died in the Battle of Lindley's Mill 14th D. 11 Mo. 1781 and were buried here and on the battlefield Erected 7th Day 10 Mo. 1979 — Map (db m30594) HM
North Carolina (Avery County), Newland — N 5 — Yellow Mountain Road
Along a route nearby the "Over-Mountain Men" marched to victory at King's Mountain, 1780. — Map (db m77477) HM
North Carolina (Avery County), Valley — Overmountain Men
Appalachian Trail, Yellow Mountain Gap. Yellow Mountain Gap is the junction of the Appalachian Trail and Historic Bright’s Trace, route used by the “Overmountain Men” to cross the mountain enroute to the Revolutionary War battle at . . . — Map (db m3269) HM
North Carolina (Bertie County), Windsor — A 41 — William Blount
Member of Continental Congress, signer of the Federal Constitution, governor S.W. Territory, Senator from Tennessee. Birthplace 1/5 mi. S.W. — Map (db m60649) HM
North Carolina (Bladen County), Elizabethtown — I-11 — Battle of Elizabethtown
Whigs broke Tory power in Bladen County, August, 1781, driving them into Tory Hole, 50 yards north. — Map (db m27536) HM
North Carolina (Bladen County), Elizabethtown — Oakland
One and one-half miles northeast stands Oakland, the home of General Thomas Brown, an officer of the Revolution, 1747-1814. Staunch patriot, statesman, planter. — Map (db m94723) HM
North Carolina (Bladen County), Tar Heel — I-37 — Thomas Robeson
Colonel in Revolution, member of provincial congresses and state senator. Robeson County is named for him. His home stood ½ mile N.E. — Map (db m18070) HM
North Carolina (Brunswick County), Bald Head Island — Revolutionary War Fort
British troops constructed Fort George to defend Bald Head Island and their warships’ anchorage at the mouth of the Cape Fear River. American forces attacked the fort, but were repulsed, in early September 1776. This was believed to be the first . . . — Map (db m115744) HM
North Carolina (Brunswick County), Belville — D-25 — Alfred Moore
Associate Justice United States Supreme Court, 1799–1804, officer in the Revolution, state Attorney General, Judge. Home was 18¾ mi. S. — Map (db m6419) HM
North Carolina (Brunswick County), Belville — D-24 — Robert Howe
Major General in the Revolution, commander of the American Army in the South., 1776–78. His home stood 17 miles S. — Map (db m6320) HM
North Carolina (Brunswick County), Belville — D-4 — Stamp Act
Resisted by armed band, Feb., 1766, at Brunswick, where royal governor Tryon lived. Site 18¾ mi. south. — Map (db m6410) HM
North Carolina (Brunswick County), Brunswick Town State Historic Site — Russelborough
Erected by Captain John Russell, Commander of His Britannic Majesty's Sloop of War Scorpion, who gave his name to this residence and tract of fifty-five acres of land adjacent to the town of Brunswick. Subsequently owned and occupied by the British . . . — Map (db m22372) HM
North Carolina (Brunswick County), Brunswick Town State Historic Site — D 82 — Russellborough
Home of royal governors Dobbs and Tryon. Site of Stamp Act resistance in 1765. Burned in American Revolution. — Map (db m22197) HM
North Carolina (Brunswick County), Smithville — D-54 — Brunswick
Founded c. 1725, long a principal port of N.C., site of Spanish attack, 1748, and of Stamp Act resistance, 1766. Later abandoned. Was 2 mi. S.E. — Map (db m6451) HM
North Carolina (Brunswick County), Southport — Fort Johnston
This tablet was erected May, 1911 by the North Carolina Society of Colonial Dames of America to mark the site of Fort Johnston, the first fort in the Province of North Carolina, built under Act of Assembly of 1745 and completed 1764, and named in . . . — Map (db m4754) HM
North Carolina (Brunswick County), Southport — D-11 — Fort Johnston
Built, 1748–54; burned by Whigs, 1775; rebuilt by U.S. government, 1794–1809. Only the officers quarters remain. — Map (db m4777) HM
North Carolina (Brunswick County), Southport — D-89 — Josiah Martin
Last royal governor of North Carolina, 1771–75. Fearing capture, in June 1775 he sought refuge here. Fled offshore to HMS Cruizer in July. — Map (db m4790) HM
North Carolina (Brunswick County), Winnabow — Colonel Maurice Moore
A memorial to Colonel Maurice Moore, gentleman and soldier of the King, who in the year of our lord 1725 founded in a wilderness The Town of Brunswick reserving for the glory of God the tract of land on which was built this parish church . . . — Map (db m6510) HM
North Carolina (Buncombe County), Asheville — Ashe Monument
Dedicated to the memory of Samuel Ashe 1725 - 1813 Distinguished North Carolinian Governor, Statesman and Jurist in whose honor the City of Asheville was named — Map (db m30120) HM
North Carolina (Buncombe County), Asheville — P 38 — Rutherford Trace
The expedition led by Gen. Griffith Rutherford against the Cherokee, September 1776, passed nearby. — Map (db m17056) HM
North Carolina (Buncombe County), Asheville — To Honor the Revolutionary SoldiersBuried in Buncombe County, N.C.
James Alexander • Zebulon Baird • Willian Brittain • Adam Cooper • Samuel Davidson • Willian Davidson • Lot Harper • Joseph Harrison • William Moore • John Patton • Daniel Smith • Valentine Thrash • David Vance • Robert Williamson . . . — Map (db m37193) HM
North Carolina (Burke County), Morganton — N-3 — Quaker Meadows
Rendezvous for "Over-Mountain Men" prior to Battle of Kings Mountain, 1780. Home of Joseph & Charles McDowell, military & political leaders. — Map (db m99602) HM
North Carolina (Burke County), Morganton — N-28 — Waightstill Avery
First Attorney General of North Carolina, 1777-79, member provincial Congresses, colonel in Revolution. "Swan Ponds," his home, was 3 mi. S.W. — Map (db m99607) HM
North Carolina (Cabarrus County), Concord — Cabarrus Black Boys Fountain
In Memoriam The Cabarrus Black Boys who destroyed the British ammunition May 17,1771 in defense of American Liberty — Map (db m80711) HM
North Carolina (Cabarrus County), Harrisburg — L-8 — Nathaniel Alexander
Surgeon in Revolution; Congressman; Governor, 1805-07. Birthplace stands 3 miles north. — Map (db m42670) HM
North Carolina (Caldwell County), Lenoir — N 1 — Fort Defiance
Home of William Lenoir, leader in Revolution & public affairs. Built 1788-92 and named for colonial fort on the site 4½ miles east. — Map (db m77550) HM
North Carolina (Camden County), Camden — A29 — Dempsey Burgess
Member of provincial congresses, 1775–1776; lieutenant colonel of militia in Revolution; Congressman, 1795–99. Grave is 7 miles S.E. — Map (db m2768) HM
North Carolina (Carteret County), Beaufort — C 43 — Old Burying Ground
Deeded to town, 1731, by Nathanael Taylor. Capt. Otway Burns of the War of 1812, Revolutionary and Civil War soldiers are buried here. — Map (db m77031) HM
North Carolina (Carteret County), Beaufort — C-13 — Salt Works
Established by order of the Provincial Congress, April 24, 1776, for Revolutionary War use. They were located 1½ miles east. — Map (db m67559) HM
North Carolina (Caswell County), Semora — G-25 — Red House Church
Presbyterian. Founded about middle of 18th century. Hugh McAden, its noted pastor, was buried in the churchyard, 1781. One mile S. — Map (db m19354) HM
North Carolina (Catawba County), Claremont — Bunker Hill Covered Bridge
County commissioners, in 1894, called local land owners to build and maintain a bridge across Lyles Creek. In response, landowners hired the services of Andy J. Ramsour, keeper of Horse Ford covered bridge over the Catawba River, at Hickory. In . . . — Map (db m70563) HM
North Carolina (Chatham County), Moncure — H18 — Ramsey's Mill
Cornwallis, following the battle of Guilford Courthouse, spent several days building a bridge over Deep River, at point 300 yards N.W. — Map (db m92823) HM
North Carolina (Chatham County), Pittsboro — H 15 — Tory Raid
David Fanning and his Tories captured many Whig leaders here at Old Chatham Courthouse, July, 1781. Department of Conservation and Development 1939 — Map (db m117065) HM
North Carolina (Chowan County), Edenton — Bought in France for N.C.
Bought in France for N.C. by Robt. Smith & Thos. Benbury agents for Governor Caswell. Brought to Edenton by Capt. Boritz on "The Holy Heart of Jesus" in 1778. Mounted on this spot 1861. Spiked and trunnions broken off by Federal Fleet 1862. . . . — Map (db m34965) HM
North Carolina (Chowan County), Edenton — A 22 — Edenton Tea Party
Fifty-one women met at Mrs. Elizabeth King's home, which stood 1100 ft. S.E., and resolved, Oct. 25, 1774, to support the American Cause. — Map (db m34850) HM
North Carolina (Chowan County), Edenton — A 5 — James Iredell
Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1790-99, Attorney-General of N.C. during Revolution. Home stands 200 ft. East. — Map (db m34844) HM
North Carolina (Chowan County), Edenton — A 4 — Joseph Hewes
Signer of Declaration of Independence, leader in Continental Congress, merchant. His store was three blocks S. — Map (db m34797) HM
North Carolina (Chowan County), Edenton — A 9 — Samuel Johnston
Revolutionary Leader, Governor, U.S. Senator. His Home "Hayes," and Grave are one mile S.E. — Map (db m34793) HM
North Carolina (Cleveland County), Grover — O 6 — Cornwallis
Entered North Carolina near here. January, 1781, on his second invasion of the state, Pursuing Morgan and Green — Map (db m16819) HM
North Carolina (Cleveland County), Grover — O-59 — Graham's Fort
Home of Col. William Graham. Site of Tory raid, 1780. Served as Revolutionary War fort. Site is 300 yds. N.E. — Map (db m23528) HM
North Carolina (Cleveland County), Grover — O-13 — Patrick Ferguson
Tory force led by Col. Ferguson camped nearby Oct. 4-5, 1780. Two days later Ferguson died in major British defeat at Kings Mountain, 5 mi. SE. — Map (db m49964) HM
North Carolina (Cleveland County), Kings Mountain — O 1 — Battle of Kings Mountain
Overmountain Men from Tenn., Va., & N.C. led Patriots to victory over British, Oct. 7, 1780. Site 7 miles south. — Map (db m34068) HM
North Carolina (Cleveland County), Kings Mountain — O 1 — Kings Mountain Battleground
Scene of Decisive British defeat, Oct. 7, 1780. Seven miles south in S.C. National Park — Map (db m17658) HM
North Carolina (Cleveland County), Kings Mountain — O 5 — Kings Mountain Battleground
Site of decisive British defeat on Oct. 7, 1780. National Military park located 5 mi. southeast in South Carolina. — Map (db m17659) HM
North Carolina (Cleveland County), Kings Mountain — Patriots Park
Named by Holly Melton’s Class of 2000 at Kings Mountain High School to honor the soldiers who fought nearby during the Revolutionary War. — Map (db m35245) HM
North Carolina (Columbus County), Riegelwood — D-21 — Cornwallis
Retreating after Battle of Guilford Courthouse, en route to Wilmington, passed near here with his army in April 1781. — Map (db m101314) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), James City — C 25 — Fort Point
Site of Fort Caswell, built by N.C., 1775-76, to protect New Bern, renamed Fort Lane by Confederacy. Taken by U.S., Mar., 1862. ½ mi. E. — Map (db m77005) HM
North Carolina (Craven County), New Bern — Richard Dobbs SpaightBorn 1758 – Died 1802
Educated in Scotland at University of Glasgow; Aide-de-Camp to Major-General Richard Caswell during the Revolution, and Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant of Artillery after that war; representative of the Borough of New Bern for five terms and of the . . . — Map (db m45114) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — I-9 — Cornwallis
Marching to Wilmington after the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, stopped with his army in this town in April, 1781. — Map (db m30899) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — Flora MacDonald
Scottish heroine resided here 1774 - 1775 — Map (db m24445) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — Flora Macdonald
. . . — Map (db m30983) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — I-12 — Lafayette
On March 4-5, 1825, was guest of Fayetteville (named for him 1783), staying at home of Duncan McRae, on site of present courthouse. — Map (db m24377) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Fayetteville — Liberty Point Declaration of Independence
At or near this place ever since known as “Liberty Point” was promulgated in June 1775, by patriots of the Cape Fear A Declaration of Independence of the British Crown. . . . — Map (db m24431) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Grays Creek — I 42 — Moore's Camp
Prior to the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge, forces of Gen. James Moore, Whig commander camped, Feb.15~21,1776, 1 ½ miles northeast. — Map (db m4588) HM
North Carolina (Cumberland County), Wade — Colonel Alexander McAllisterPatriot and Revolutionary Hero
Near this spot at Old Bluff Church is buried Colonel Alexander McAllister; Patriot and Revolutionary Hero; Colonel of Cumberland County Militia; Representative First Assembly in Newbern, December 1773; Representative Second Assembly in Newbern, . . . — Map (db m31594) HM
North Carolina (Currituck County), Shawboro — A-66 — McKnight’s Shipyard
Thomas McKnight, colonial merchant and legislator; Loyalist during Revolution. Operated large shipyard which stood near here. — Map (db m2765) HM
North Carolina (Davidson County), Churchland — Trading Ford
General Nathanael Greene in his masterly retreat from the British army under Lord Cornwallis, crossed the Yadkin at Trading Ford, one-half mile southeast of this spot, February 2-3, 1781. A sudden rise in the river prevented the passage of the . . . — Map (db m43430) HM
North Carolina (Davidson County), Lexington — Captain Benjamin Merrill
Sacrificed his life for the cause of regulators. Was executed by officials of the Crown, June 19, 1771. Home was 8 miles south. — Map (db m34379) HM
North Carolina (Davidson County), Lexington — City of LexingtonIncorporated 1828
Named during the Revolutionary War in 1775 after the Battle of Lexington. — Map (db m34388) HM
North Carolina (Davidson County), Lexington — Daniel Boone and Gen. Nathanael Greene
In 1750, Daniel Boone, age 16, came with his father from Pennsylvania and settled near Boone’s Ford on Yadkin River, then in Rowan, now Davidson County. Near this spot, in 1781, the American Army under Gen. Nathanael Greene passed on its way from . . . — Map (db m34377) HM
North Carolina (Davie County), Mocksville — Daniel Boone / Greene and Cornwalis
. . . — Map (db m102511) HM
North Carolina (Davie County), Mocksville — The British Army
The British Army led by General Cornwallis crossed Dutchman's Creek at this point Feb. 6, 1781 — Map (db m75950) HM
North Carolina (Duplin County), Warsaw — F-26 — James Kenan
Revolutionary leader, member Provincial Congresses, conventions 1788, '89; militia brigadier general; trustee of University. Grave 2 mi. N. — Map (db m55497) HM
North Carolina (Forsyth County), Bethania — BethaniaEstablished 1759
The Moravian Church is a Protestant denomination tracing its roots to the followers of Jan Hus. A Czech priest and reformer, Hus was martyred for his faith in 1415. The Moravians founded a church body dedicated to a simple and devout life. For . . . — Map (db m140201) HM
North Carolina (Forsyth County), Bethania — Lord Cornwallis
Occupied Bethania during American Revolution, 9 February 1781, with 2,000 soldiers after crossing the Shallowford on the Yadkin while pursuing patriots whom Daniel Morgan led to victory over a portion of the British army under Banastre Tarleton at . . . — Map (db m52626) HM
North Carolina (Forsyth County), Lewisville — J-9 — Shallow Ford
Colonial route across Yadkin River. Scene of Tory defeat by Whigs, 1780. Crossing used in 1781 by army of Lord Cornwallis. 600 yds. S. — Map (db m51877) HM
North Carolina (Gaston County), Belmont — O 42 — William Chronicle
Major in Revolution, leader of Lincoln County forces at the battle of Kings Mountain, 1780, where he was killed. His home stood nearby. — Map (db m83249) HM
North Carolina (Gaston County), High Shoals — O 54 — John Fulenwider
Founder of High Shoals Iron Works about 1795. One of first producers of pig iron by charcoal process. Revolutionary patriot. Buried 20 yds. W. — Map (db m18571) HM
North Carolina (Granville County), Oxford — G-56 — Nat’l Rochester1752-1831
Officer in Revolution. Member, N.C. Provincial Congress & legislature. Founded Rochester, N.Y., 1811. Home was nearby. — Map (db m841) HM
North Carolina (Granville County), Stovall — G-1 — John Penn—1740–1788—
One of North Carolina’s three signers of the Declaration of Independence. His home stood three miles northeast. — Map (db m27414) HM
North Carolina (Greene County), near Stantonsburg — F-31 — Peacock's Bridge
Here Lt. Col. Tarleton's British dragoons and Colonel James Gorham's militia engaged in a skirmish, May, 1781. — Map (db m65010) HM
North Carolina (Greene County), Snow Hill — Hull Road
This road was part of the original Hull Road cut by General Hull in the march of the British Army through Eastern North Carolina during the Revolutionary War Two miles east is the grave of Thomas Holliday General in the American Army in the . . . — Map (db m31171) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — "The Genesis Monument""Genesis" of The City of Greensboro
Approximate Center Of Guilford County as Determined for the Establishment of Greensborough as the County Seat of Guilford County, 1808. In 1807 a petition from the people of southeast Guilford, many of whom were from the German settlements, . . . — Map (db m99824) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — 1st Virginia Cavalry
This site was occupied by the 1st Virginia Cavalry under Lieutenant Colonel William Washington Cont’l Line and it was here Captain Griffin Fauntleroy, 1st Va. Lt. Dragoons, Cont’l Line was mortally wounded on March 15, 1781. Born September 28, 1754. . . . — Map (db m34881) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — A Heroine of ‘761781 – 1902
Mrs. Keren Happuch Turner mother of Elizabeth the wife of Joseph Morehead of N.C., and grandmother of Captain James and of John Morehead, a young N.C. soldier under Greene, rode horse-back from her Maryland home and at Guilford Court House nursed to . . . — Map (db m19926) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — American ArtilleryGuilford Courthouse National Military Park
As the Americans withdrew from the field they lost all four of their cannons to the British. Two of the six-pounder guns fired the opening shots in the battle from the center of the first line. Greene ordered them pulled back to join his other two . . . — Map (db m63031) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Backcountry CourthouseGuilford Courthouse National Military Park
To Cornwallis, Guilford Courthouse was not a military or strategic objective. Greene’s army was his target. After receiving intelligence that the British were marching toward the American camp, Greene switched his battle plans from attack to . . . — Map (db m11592) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — J 40 — Battle of New Garden
Early on Mar. 15, 1781, the British and American forces skirmished near the New Garden Meeting House prior to the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. — Map (db m63017) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Brig. Gen. Edward Stevens
On this spot Brig. Gen. Edward Stevens was wounded while making a gallant stand with his Virginia Troops — Map (db m34779) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Brig. Gen. Jethro Sumner
Brig – Gen. Jethro Sumner Born in the year 1733 Died March 18, 1785 ---------------- Colonel of the Third North Carolina Continental Troops April 15, 1776 Charleston, June 28, 1776 Brandywine, Sept. 11, 1777 Germantown, Oct. 4, 1777 Monmouth, . . . — Map (db m19921) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — British Attack
British General Lord Cornwallis placed troops on both sides of New Garden Road below the fields of Joseph Hoskins’ farmstead. Ahead of them the North Carolina militia, drawn up behind a fence line, was supported by two cannons in the middle of the . . . — Map (db m34799) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Capt. George Reynolds
In Memoriam Capt. George Reynolds 1754 – 1813 Officer under General Green in Revolutionary Army [ Rear of Marker: ] Erected by Charter Members of George Reynolds Chapter   D. A. R. Mrs. E. R. Taylor • Mrs. A. M. Ivey • Mrs. K. R. . . . — Map (db m34780) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Capt. James Tate
Capt. James Tate VA. Rifleman March 15, 1781 — Map (db m81638) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Captain James Morehead1778-81.     1800
To Captain James Morehead of the 10th Regiment, N.C. Continental Line. Battle of Stono June 20th 1779 • • • • • • Elizabethton     July 1781 Born 1750     Died 1815 — Map (db m78616) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Col. Arthur Forbis
In Honor of Col. Arthur Forbis of the N.C. Troops who fell at his post in the discharge of duty on this memorable field of battle. March 15, 1791. Presented by McGalliard & Huske July, 4 1887. — Map (db m11598) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Costly VictoryGuilford Courthouse National Military Park
Another such victory would ruin the British army. Charles James Fox, addressing the House of Commons after news of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse reached London. Fighting along the third line swayed back and forth. From Continental . . . — Map (db m63034) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Crown Forces at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse
In memory of the men who fought and the units of the Crown Forces in which they served at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse March 15, 1781 MMXVI < Rear of Monument: > Lt. Gen. Charles, 2nd Earl Cornwallis Commanding Officer Lest We . . . — Map (db m95942) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — J-2 — David Caldwell1725-1824
Educator, minister, & orator for Patriot cause. His "Log College," a classical academy, stood 2½ miles northwest. — Map (db m74938) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — David Caldwell D.D.1725-1824
Preacher, teacher, physician, patriot, statesman. On this land, date of deed 1765, one-half mile north of this marker, is the site of his home place and famous "log college" opened 1767. This tablet erected by the North Carolina Society of . . . — Map (db m99803) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Death of StewartGuilford Courthouse National Military Park
The small monument in the field commemorates the death of Lt. Col. James Stewart (Stuart) of the Second Battalion of Guards. During hand-to-hand fighting, Captain John Smith of the 1st Maryland Regiment cut down Stewart with a heavy saber. Accounts . . . — Map (db m11579) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Delaware ContinentalsGuilford Courthouse NMP — Nat’l Park Service —
In 1888, David Schenck, searching for battlefield artifacts, found the upturned bones of three unidentified soldiers on a farm north of the park. From buttons found in the grave, supposedly marked “USA,” Schenck concluded that the . . . — Map (db m34986) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Delaware Monument
Thursday March 15, 1781 Three Continental Soldiers Rest Here In fame’s eternal camping ground — Map (db m34990) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Dr. David Caldwell
Dr. David Caldwell Born   1724 Died   1824 Preacher Teacher Physician Patriot 1909 — Map (db m81645) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Expanding BattleGuilford Courthouse National Military Park
This monument honors Maj. Joseph Winston and the Surry County rifleman who fought stubbornly beside William Campbell and “Light-Horse Harry” Lee. During the fierce struggle with British regiments, Lee’s Legion veered southeast of the . . . — Map (db m11578) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Fragmented AttackGuilford Courthouse National Military Park
Among these trees you may find it difficult to stay oriented to the battlefield. The combatants faced the same problem. Stationed here on the left flank of the American First Line, Lt. Col. Henry Lee and his legion of cavalry and infantry had orders . . . — Map (db m11576) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — General Nathanael Greene1742 - 1786
[ Right of Monument: ] “ . . . in the very name Greene are remembered all the virtues and talents which can illustrate the patriot, the statesman, and the military leader.” Marquis de Lafayette [ Left of Monument: ] “I . . . — Map (db m34179) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Gillies“Light Horse Harry Lee’s bugler-boy”
“Dulce et Decorum est pro patria mori” Erected by the Literary Societies and alumni of Oak Ridge Institute May 6th, 1898 to the memory of the gallant Gillies who fell under the swords of Tarleton’s dragoons near Oak Ridge, . . . — Map (db m78617) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — J-3 — Guilford Courthouse
Important battle of the Revolution between armies of Greene and Cornwallis. U.S. military park. — Map (db m30803) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
On March 15, 1781, the crackling of musket fire, the clamor of headlong cavalry charges, and the cries of the wounded disturbed the serenity of these woods and fields. Coming late in the war, the Battle of Guilford Courthouse was a climatic episode . . . — Map (db m35023) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
On March 15, 1781, the crackling of musket fire, the clamor of headlong cavalry charges, and the cries of the wounded disturbed the serenity of these woods and fields. Coming late in the war, the Battle of Guilford Courthouse was a climatic episode . . . — Map (db m81642) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Hon. Lieut. Colonel Stuart
Of the Second Bat- alion of the Queens Guards, was killed at this spot by Captain John Smith of the First Maryland Regiment. [ Left Side of Monument: ] Col. Stuart’s sword was unburied here in 1866. [ Right Side of Monument: ] Erected by . . . — Map (db m34893) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — John Penn
John Penn Signer of the Declaration of Independence Placed by Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, Inc. — Map (db m81683) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Joseph M. Morehead
July 9th, 1840.       January 1, 1911. Joseph M. Morehead Vice-President, acting President, and second President of the Guilford Battle Ground Company — Map (db m35003) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Legend vs. RealityGuilford Courthouse National Military Park
According to the Guilford Battle Ground Company, the British Guards emerged from the woods, crossed this open field, and clashed on the right with the American third line. In the 1880s this version of the battle seemed to agree with the historical . . . — Map (db m11595) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Liberty Oak Tree
Seedling from Liberty Oak Tree Revolutionary War Planted March 1987 by Guilford Battle Chapter NSDAR — Map (db m15738) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Lieut. Col. “Hal.” Dixon
In memoriam. Lieut. Col. “Hal.” Dixon, of Caswell County   N.C. 3rd N.C. Regiment, Continental Line Brandywine       Sept. 11 1777. Germantown       Oct. 4th 1777. Monmouth       June 20th 1778. Stono Ferry       June 20th 1779. . . . — Map (db m81644) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Local HeroGuilford Courthouse National Military Park
This monument honors Capt. Arthur Forbis of the Guilford County militia. At approximately this site along the American first line, Forbis picked off one of the British officers who was leading the redcoat advance. Forbis was wounded during the . . . — Map (db m11597) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Maryland Monument
Maryland’s tribute to her heroic dead. ----------- Erected by members of the Maryland Historical Society in memory of the soldiers of the Maryland Line. 1781-1892 ---------- Non Omnis Moriar — Map (db m34991) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Monument RowGuilford Courthouse NMP — National Park Service —
The old postcard (below) depicts the Guilford Battle Ground Company’s treatment of the battlefield landscape. In 1887 the company began constructing the row of monuments and arched entrance gates. Installing a total of thirty-two monuments on . . . — Map (db m35008) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Mrs. Martha McFarlane McGee-Bell1735 - 1820
Loyal Whig – Enthusiastic Patriot Revolutionary Heroine We are indebted to E. W. Caruthers for the eventfull story of her life. — Map (db m34783) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Nathanael Greene
[Front of monument pedestal]: Appointed Major General in command of the Southern Army October 14, 1780 Born in Rhode Island August 7, 1742 Died in Georgia June 19 1786 [Left Side of monument pedestal]: Guilford Court House . . . — Map (db m6975) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Nathaniel Macon
Nathaniel Macon willed that his memorial should consist only of rude stones. ---------- Here they are. — Map (db m19929) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Park FoundersGuilford Courthouse NMP — National Park Service —
Nearby monuments commemorate park founders David Schenck and Joseph M. Morehead. Appalled at the neglect of the battlefield in the 1880s, Schenck directed the purchase of historic land and incorporated the Guilford Battle Ground Company to preserve . . . — Map (db m35002) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Peter Francisco / Marquis of Bretigny and Col. Wm. Washington
To Peter FranciscoA giant in stature, might and courage – who slew in this engagement eleven of the enemy with his own broad sword rendering himself thereby perhaps the most famous private soldier of the Revolutionary War. [ Reverse Side: . . . — Map (db m34889) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Rachel Caldwell1742-1725
Rachel, wife of David Caldwell and daughter of Alexander Craighead, is noted in history as one of the heroic women of the American Revolution. She is especially cited for bravery on this land, her home place, where the British encamped, and . . . — Map (db m99800) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Regulars’ Monument
Regulars Greene’s 3rd Line 1890 — Map (db m34896) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Second Line TrailGuilford Courthouse NMP — National Park Service —
This trail follows the second American line for a half-mile to Stop 8 on the Tour Road. All along the line, Virginia militia opened their ranks for the retreating North Carolinians and then waited tensely for the British attack. The first section . . . — Map (db m35012) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Signers of the DeclarationGuilford Courthouse National Military Park
This monument honors the three North Carolina delegates to the Continental Congress who signed the Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776. Although Hooper and Penn were reburied here in 1894, they had no direct ties to the battle. The relation . . . — Map (db m11891) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Sustained FirefightGuilford Courthouse National Military Park
After swiftly rolling over the American first line, the British met unexpected resistance here. Greene had posted the second line in the woods astride New Garden Road, and the Patriots held a strong position along the high ground just ahead. Firing . . . — Map (db m11577) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Tannenbaum Historic ParkParks and Recreation Department — City of Greensboro —
In 1778 Joseph and Hannah Hoskins moved to Guilford County from Chester County, Pennsylvania, and purchased 150 acres of land here from James Ross. During the Battle of Guilford Courthouse on March 15, 1781, the British army formed its first battle . . . — Map (db m34841) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Tannenbaum ParkHoskins – Wyrick House — March 19, 1988 —
This park is dedicated by the Guilford Battleground Company to the brave men and women who fought and served here for our freedom in the Battle of Guilford Courthouse on March 15, 1781 and to all those who came together to preserve this site for . . . — Map (db m34849) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — The Battle BeginsGuilford Courthouse National Military Park
You are standing 200 yards behind the first American line, which stood looking across what was then an open field. A quarter-mile away the British arrived and formed well-ordered ranks on either side of New Garden Road. To the untrained North . . . — Map (db m11575) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — The British PerspectiveGuilford Courthouse National Military Park
As a British soldier, you are far more disciplined and experienced in battle than the rag-tag militia. Here at Guilford Courthouse your troops are outnumbered by more than two to one, but hunger and exhaustion seem greater enemies. This is foreign . . . — Map (db m11582) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — The Monument and the General
Nathanael Greene’s statue, the largest in the park, looks like the monument of a victor. But by the end of the day the British had forced him from the field. The fighting did not go according to plan for either side. After an orderly retreat, . . . — Map (db m6972) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Third Line TrailGuilford Courthouse NMP — National Park Service —
This trail passes through the actual deployment of the American third line, contradicting the location of the Regulars’ Monument near Stop 7. Recent research and study may reveal more accurately where the battle action fit the terrain. Before . . . — Map (db m35013) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Washington & Greene
NO North Washington 1776 NO South Greene 1903 — Map (db m34885) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Weitzel's Mill
Site of a skirmish between American forces under Col. O. H. Williams and British troops under Col. James Webster, Mar. 6, 1781, is 6 mi. E. — Map (db m30796) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — William Hooper
William Hooper Signer of the Declaration of Independence Placed by Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, Inc. — Map (db m81686) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Greensboro — Winston Monument
In memory of the North Carolina Troops under Major Joseph Winston who were fighting the Hessians and Tarleton’s Cavalry near this spot after the Continental Line had retreated from the field of battle March the 15th, 1781. [ Right Side of Monument: . . . — Map (db m35265) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), High Point — Revolutionary War Patriots
This marker commemorates the men and women who participated in The American Revolution. These patriots, believing in the noble cause of liberty, gallantly fought for their home and country. 1775 – 1783. — Map (db m34746) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Jamestown — Lord Cornwallis
With 2400 British soldiers forded Deep River at this point and camped on its left bank, one mile up stream, prior to the Battle of Guilford Court House, March 15th, 1781. This battle was a determining factor in the establishment of American . . . — Map (db m57699) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Oak Ridge — Bailes Old MillEst. 1745 by Nathan Dillon
Troops of Cornwallis during American Revolution on way to Battle of Guilford Court House took over mill grinding meal for their men. Moved to present location and enlarged by Joel Saunders 1822 Commonly known as The Old Mill of Guilford Owned by . . . — Map (db m87178) HM
North Carolina (Guilford County), Oak Ridge — Old Mill of GuilfordCirca 1767
Original water-powered mill built on nearby Beaver Creek to grind grain for early settlers. Reportedly seized by British troops prior to Battle of Guilford Courthouse. Mill moved downstream to current location and first waterwheel added 1818. . . . — Map (db m87175) HM
North Carolina (Halifax County), Enfield — E 79 — Henry B. Bradford1761 - 1833
Early Methodist Protestant minister; educator; and soldier in the Revolution. Founded Bradford's Church on this site circa 1792. — Map (db m31070) HM
North Carolina (Halifax County), Halifax — E-12 — Cornwallis
The British Army under Gen. George Cornwallis marching to Virginia defeated the local Militia at the town of Halifax in May, 1781. — Map (db m16173) HM
North Carolina (Halifax County), Halifax — E-3 — Independence
The “Halifax Resolves,” first formal sanction of American Independence, adopted in this town, april 12, 1776. — Map (db m16174) HM
North Carolina (Halifax County), Halifax — The Market Green
The market green played an important role in the growth and development of Halifax. The town’s original plan called for the green to take up both sides of King Street. In time, however, the courthouse, jail, and other public buildings occupied the . . . — Map (db m60693) HM
North Carolina (Halifax County), Halifax — E-4 — William R. Davie
Lived here. Revolutionary hero, member Federal Convention, governor, envoy to France, "Father of the University." — Map (db m46321) HM
North Carolina (Halifax County), Halifax — E-9 — Willie Jones
Statesman of revolutionary era, leading champion of democracy in N. C. His home, “The Grove,” stood 400 yards west. — Map (db m16225) HM
North Carolina (Halifax County), Scotland Neck — E-48 — Whitmel Hill
Colonel in Revolution. Member of Continental Congress, 1778-1781; of Provincial Congresses; and of state legislature. Grave 125 yds. S.E. — Map (db m31217) HM
North Carolina (Harnett County), Lillington — Alexander Lillingtonca. 1720s - 1786
Revolutionary War leader. Whig Colonel in Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge, 1776. Town of Lillington (est. 1859) named in his honor. — Map (db m80520) HM
North Carolina (Harnett County), Lillington — Cornelius Harnettca. 1723-1781
Revolutionary War statesman. Prominent in Resistance to British rule and the creation of North Carolina. Harnett County named in his honor, 1855. — Map (db m30550) HM
North Carolina (Haywood County), Canton — P-40 — Rutherford Trace
The expedition led by Gen. Griffith Rutherford against the Cherokee, Sept. 1776, passed near-by along Hominy Creek. — Map (db m17096) HM
North Carolina (Haywood County), Maggie Valley — P-26 — Felix Walker
Revolutionary officer, member Congress, 1817~ 23, where, in "talking for Buncombe" (County), he gave new meaning to the word. Home was 1/2 mi. N. — Map (db m11786) HM
North Carolina (Haywood County), Waynesville — P-41 — Rutherford Trace
The expedition led by Gen. Griffith Rutherford against the Cherokee, Sept. 1776, passed here, through Pigeon Gap. — Map (db m11791) HM
North Carolina (Haywood County), Waynesville — P-42 — Rutherford Trace
The expedition led by Gen. Griffith Rutherford against the Cherokee, Sept, 1776, passed here, through Balsam Gap. — Map (db m11792) HM
North Carolina (Haywood County), Waynesville — Rutherford's Expedition
In 1776, Revolutionary War General Griffith Rutherford led 2,400 men through the gap below and to your left. During the war's early phases the Cherokee, with British support, repeatedly attacked the frontier settlements. Rutherford's expedition was . . . — Map (db m123300) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Hendersonville — P 82 — Howard Gap Road
Route used by Indians & settlers in crossing the Blue Ridge. Named for Capt. Thomas Howard, 1776 militia leader. — Map (db m12384) HM
North Carolina (Henderson County), Hendersonville — Revolutionary Soldiers
In Honor of Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Henderson County William Capps • John Peter Corn William Senter • Joseoh Henry James Johnson • Andrew Miller Samuel King • Abraham Huymendall James Brittaim • Jesse Richman Elljah . . . — Map (db m20444) HM
North Carolina (Hoke County), Red Springs — I-50 — McPhaul’s Mill
Rendezvous point for local Tories. Near here on Sept. 1, 1781, David Fanning's men routed a Whig force under Thomas Wade. Stood 1.7 mi. W. — Map (db m31257) HM
North Carolina (Iredell County), Sharpesburg — M45 — William Sharpe — 1742-1818 —
Member of Continental & provincial congresses: was first legislator to advocate U.N.C., 1784. Grave is 2 miles east. — Map (db m51081) HM
North Carolina (Iredell County), Statesville — M24 — James Hall
Presbyterian minister, Revolutionary soldier and chaplain, educator, pioneer missionary in the Natchez country. Grave is 50 yards north. — Map (db m98682) HM
North Carolina (Iredell County), Statesville — Old Fourth Creek Burying Ground1756-1888
Dedicated by the Presbyterian church to the memory of the pioneers and to the soldiers of the Indian wars, the Revolution and the Confederacy who lie buried here. Built by the pioneers, this wall was reconstructed by the national government and . . . — Map (db m51803) HM
North Carolina (Jackson County), Sylva — Q 42 — Rutherford Trace
The expedition led by Gen. Griffith Rutherford against the Cherokee, Sept., 1776, passed near-by along Savannah Creek. — Map (db m80209) HM
North Carolina (Lenoir County), Kinston — Grave of Richard Caswell
South of this tablet, 166 yards, is the grave of Richard Caswell, the first Governor of North Carolina, as an independent state. "I will most cheerfully join any of my countrymen, even as a rank and file man, and whilst I have blood in my veins . . . — Map (db m30488) HM
North Carolina (Lenoir County), Kinston — F 2 — Richard Caswell
First Governor of the state, 1776. Revolutionary statesman and soldier. Grave 166 yards south. — Map (db m30486) HM
North Carolina (Lincoln County), Lincolnton — O 3 — Battle of Ramsour's Mill
Whig Victory over Tories, June 20, 1780. Scene 400 yards west. — Map (db m44397) HM
North Carolina (Lincoln County), Lincolnton — The Battle of Ramsour's Mill
Half a mile north from here was fought The Battle of Ramsour's Mill between the Whigs and Tories, June 20, 1780. Colonel Francis Locke Commanded the Whig Army — Map (db m44386) HM
North Carolina (Lincoln County), Lincolnton — The Battle of Ramsour's Mill
By the spring of 1780 the war for America's independence, begun five years earlier in Massachusetts, had moved south. Following decisive victories in Georgia and South Carolina, the British army under the command of Lord Cornwallis was poised to . . . — Map (db m44428) HM
North Carolina (Lincoln County), Lincolnton — The John Martin Shuford Gravesite
Buried here is Loyalist John Martin Shuford who died June 22, 1780 of wounds received in the Battle of Ramsour's Mill. His grave was originally marked with an old headstone and footstone. In 1997 the Lincoln County Historical Association and Shuford . . . — Map (db m44399) HM
North Carolina (Lincoln County), Lincolnton — The Patriot Captains' Gravesite
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 . . . — Map (db m44398) HM
North Carolina (Lincoln County), Lowesville — O 61 — Peter Forney1756-1834
Pioneer manufacturer of iron; Revolutionary War officer; Congressman, 1813-1815. Mt. Welcome, his home, was ¾ mi. S. — Map (db m70043) HM
North Carolina (McDowell County), Marion — N 4 — Pleasant Gardens
Home of Joseph McDowell (1758-1795), soldier and physician. Officer at the Battle of Kings Mountain. — Map (db m77443) HM
North Carolina (McDowell County), Nebo — N 41 — Cane Creek
Prelude to the Battle of Kings Mountain. Site of a skirmish on Sept. 12, 1780, between Loyalists and "Overmountain Men" — Map (db m20339) HM
North Carolina (Mecklenburg County), Charlotte — L 18 — Battle of Charlotte
Cornwallis's army captured Charlotte after a fight here with Davie's troops, Sept. 26, 1780. — Map (db m125662) HM
North Carolina (Mecklenburg County), Charlotte — 3 — British Encampment, 1780
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 . . . — Map (db m95843) HM
North Carolina (Mecklenburg County), Charlotte — L 25 — Camp Greene
World War I training camp operated here on 6,000 acres, 1917-1919. Named for Revolutionary War Gen. Nat'l Greene. — Map (db m106220) HM
North Carolina (Mecklenburg County), Charlotte — L 110 — Camp New Providence
Encampment, Oct.-Dec. 1780, of N.C. militia & Continental Army, where Patriots laid plans to confront Cornwallis. Site was just west of here. — Map (db m44935) HM
North Carolina (Mecklenburg County), Charlotte — Major Joseph Graham
Patriot, Soldier, Statesman Received nine wounds in Battle of Charlotte Was left for dead on Sugaw Creek Road September 26, 1780 — Map (db m126543) HM
North Carolina (Mecklenburg County), Charlotte — L 115 — Mecklenburg Resolves
Bold set of anti-British resolutions, adopted on May 31, 1775, in meeting 50 yds., S.W. organized by Thomas Polk, fired spirit of independence. — Map (db m95844) HM
North Carolina (Mecklenburg County), Charlotte — Memorial to Lieut. Col. George LockeRevolutionary War Hero Lieut. Col. George Locke
Lieut. Col. George Locke, killed by Tarleton's Dragoons, Sept. 26, 1780, Mecklenburg Chapter D.A.R. 1911 — Map (db m66659) WM
North Carolina (Mecklenburg County), Charlotte — L19 — Nathanael Greene1742-1786
Replaced Horatio Gates as leader of American army opposing Lord Cornwallis. He assumed command in Charlotte, Dec. 3, 1780. — Map (db m134590) HM
North Carolina (Mecklenburg County), Huntersville — L 22 — Battle of Cowan's Ford
Cornwallis, pursuing Greene, crossed the Catawba, 7 Mi. W., after sharp fight, Feb., 1781. — Map (db m127308) HM WM
North Carolina (Mecklenburg County), Huntersville — Gen. William Lee Davidson Was Killed
Cowan’s Ford, Catawba River where the Revolutionary Hero Gen’l. William Lee Davidson was killed in action Feb. 1, 1781 Born at Lancaster, Pa. 1746 -------•------- Davidson College Founded 1837 -------•------- Erected by Edward Lee Baxter . . . — Map (db m63060) HM
North Carolina (Mecklenburg County), Huntersville — General William Lee Davidson
To the memory of General William Lee Davidson of Mecklenburg County N.C. Born in 1746. Youngest son of George Davidson of Lancaster, PA. who moved to Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina, in 1750. Major 4th Reg. North Carolina Troops. Promoted . . . — Map (db m63062) HM
North Carolina (Mecklenburg County), Huntersville — Richard Barry(1726 – 1801)
Tanner Legislator Signer of Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence Co-founder of:       HopewellPresbyterian Church       City of Charlotte       Mecklenburg County       N.C. Superior Court He recovered General William L. Davidson’s body . . . — Map (db m63065) HM

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