The Mecklenburg Chapter, along with the Godfrey Dreher Chapter, SCSSAR, will conduct a grave marking beginning at 10:00am at Steele Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery for Patriot John Carothers (1755-1838). Patriot Carothers served with his brothers James (1750-1836) and Robert (1750-1837) in the Mecklenburg Militia under Colonel Robert Ervin during the American Revolution. They fought in […]
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- 12:00 PM-1:00 PMJuly 04, 2019
3500 Shamrock Dr, Charlotte, NC 28215, USA3500 Shamrock Dr, Charlotte, NC 28215, USA
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- 11:00 AM-1:00 PMJuly 18, 2019
911 E Morehead St, Charlotte, NC 28204, USA911 E Morehead St, Charlotte, NC 28204, USA
https://ncssar.org/event/mecklenburg-social-lunch-3-2-2/7:00 PM-9:00 PMJuly 18, 2019
100 Hickory St, Greenville, NC 27858, USA100 Hickory St, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
- 11:00 AM-1:00 PMJuly 20, 2019
The Colson’s Mill Chapter, North Carolina SAR,
Invites you to the 239th Anniversary Celebration of the Battle of Colson’s Mill
Saturday, July 18, 2019, beginning at 11 am
At Norwood Community Center, 247 Turner Court, Norwood, NC
The public is cordially invited to attend a commemoration honoring the men who chased the British out of Yadkin-Pee Dee River Valley.
Tentative Schedule of Events
- Registration for Attending Chapters
- NCSSAR Color Guard Presentation of Colors
- Recognition of Guests
- Battle of Colson’s Mill Memorial and Wreath Laying
- Lunch Buffet (Donations Accepted)
- Guest Speaker:
- Dismissal and Recession
History of the Battle of Colson’s Mill
In the spring of 1780 General Cornwallis’ victories in South Carolina had created enough excitement in North Carolina to inspire a loyalist force to emerge in the Yadkin River Valley under the leadership of Colonel Samuel Bryan. About June 30 Bryan and nearly 800 men began marching south down the Yadkin-Pee Dee River Valley toward Cheraw, there to join up with British forces. American General Griffith Rutherford ordered his adjutant, Colonel William Lee Davidson, and about 200 men to pursue the Tories, and a race ensued down the Yadkin River Valley. Believing themselves to be out of harm’s way and close enough to Cornwallis’ headquarters to prevent attack, Bryan’s Tories pitched camp near an inn and a mill on the Cheraw Road called Colson’s. However, Colonel Davidson had no intention of letting the loyalists escape and on the morning of July 21 he surprised the enemy and drove the loyalists into the woods—and back to their homes. Davidson thus denied Cornwallis an addition of nearly 1000 troops and effectively broke any remaining loyalist sympathies along the Yadkin River Valley.
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- 10:30 AM-11:30 AMJuly 27, 2019
5871 US-117, Wallace, NC 28466, USA5871 US-117, Wallace, NC 28466, USA
The 238th Anniversary of the Battle of Rockfish Creek
Presented by the Col. Alexander Lillington Chapter, SAR,
The Battle of Rockfish Creek Chapter, NCDAR
10:30am on Saturday, July 27, 2019
At the Battle of Rockfish Creek Monument
LUNCHEON FOLLOWING CEREMONY
A lunch will be available after the ceremony to be held at the Wallace United Methodist Church, 303 S College St., Wallace, NC 28466.
Lunch is $12.00 per person.
Please let us know how many will be attending by July 15.
Send your check for the luncheon to:
Col. Alexander Lillington Chapter/NCSSAR, c/o John O. Thornhill, 1314 W. Charity Road, Rose Hill, NC 28458
Located at the intersection of NC 11 South and Wastetreatment Plant Road, 1 mile south of Wallace, NC
Directions to Monument: From the South, use I-40 to Hwy 117 (Exit 390). Turn left and proceed 3.5 miles. Hwy 11 turns off to the right and you are at the Monument. From the North – I-40 to Hwy 41 (Exit 385) and turn right. Proceed towards Wallace to the 2nd Stoplight. Turn left and go 1.4 mile, monument will be on the left.
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