Colonel Alexander Erwin Chapter

Hugh Barnes
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Phone:(828)292-9150

Secretary - Hugh Barnes

Related upcoming events

  • October 01, 2022 10:00 AM - October 01, 2022 12:00 PM

    242nd Anniversary of “THE CROSSING”

    at Greenlee Ford

    Recognition and Dedication Ceremony

    October 1, 2022

    The Colonel Alexander Erwin Chapter SAR cordially invites your chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution to attend the 242th anniversary of the fording of the Catawba River at Greenlee Ford during the campaign to the Battle of Kings Mountain. SAR, DAR, C.A.R. and other patriotic and lineage societies and chapters are invited to participate in a formal wreath-laying ceremony at Greenlee Ford. Participants presenting a wreath must deliver it to Kevin Allec, Color Guard Commander of the Col. Alexander Erwin Chapter NCSSAR, no later than 9:30 AM on Saturday October 1, 2022. Continental, militia or period attire is encouraged.

    Please complete and return the registration form provided no later than Saturday, September 23rd for the registration to be included in the printed program. Registration forms should be returned to: Kevin Allec, 1092 Mast Hook Way, Morganton NC, 28655 or email -  

    Location of Greenlee Ford: Judges Riverside Restaurant (old location), 128 Greenlee Ford Road, Morganton, NC 28655. The program activities will be in the parking lot at the beginning of the Morganton Greenway.

    Saturday, October 1, Schedule

    9:30 AM: Deadline for delivery of wreaths to Kevin Allec
    10:00 AM: Welcome, Introduction of Guests, Speakers and Presentations.
    11:00 AM: Wreath Laying Ceremony and Mourning at Arms Ceremony by the Sons of the American Revolution, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Over Mountain Victory Trail Association
    11:30 PM Fording the Catawba River by the Overmountain Victory Trail Marchers & Guests Commemoration Ceremony.

    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Charles McDowell House Rev War Days Activities and events

    Location:

    128 Greenlee Ford Road, Morganton, NC, 28655 adjacent The old ‘Judges Restaurant’ location.  The program activities will be in the parking lot at the beginning of the Morganton Greenway

    Time & Date

    October 1, 2022 formal presentation to begin at 10 AM to 12 PM. Please arrive early to allow for wreath placement and to obtain seating prior to the start.

    Agenda

    The Colonel Alexander Erwin Chapter invite you to the dedication of Crossing Monument at Greenlee Ford. Leaving the Colonel Charles McDowell house and fording the Catawba River was the prelude to the Battle of Kings Mountain.

    • Wreath delivery prior to 9.30 AM
    • Fording the Catawba River by the Overmountain Victory Trail marchers and guests
    • Guest Speakers and Presentations
    • Wreath Laying and Mourning at Arms Ceremony by Son of the American Revolution, Daughters of the American Revolution, and Over Mountain Victory Trail Association
    • 12 PM - 5 PM - Revolutionary War Days Living History Programs at Colonel Charles McDowell’s House, 119 Saint Mary’s Church Rd 

       

      WREATH AND COLOR GUARD REGISTRATION FORM

      Name _____________________________________________________

      Chapter/Organization ________________________________________

      Your Position _______________________________________________

      Flag Type You Will Bring _____________________________________

      Will You Present a Wreath? Yes ______________ No_______________

      Continental Uniform or Militia? ________________________________

      Colonial Attire? _____________________________________________

      Morganton, NC, 2865

  • November 19, 2022 10:00 AM - November 19, 2022 11:00 AM

    Please join the

    Catawba Valley Chapter SAR
    And
    Col Alexander Erwin Chapter SAR

    Four Patriot Grave Marking November 19, 2022

    Rev William Fullwood Jr
    Rev John Gibbs
    Abraham Renshaw
    Lawrence Unger

    10:00 am at Obeth Cemetery in Lake James State Park
    7321 NC 126 Nebo NC 28761

    Directions From Hickory NC:
    I 40-W to exit 94, Dysartsville Rd. Turn Right.
    Follow Dysartsville Rd for .5 miles, Turn Left on US 70-W.
    Follow US 70-W for 1.7 miles, Turn Right onto Bridgewater Rd.
    Follow Bridgewater Rd for 1.3 miles, Turn Left onto Benfield Landing Rd.
    Follow Benfield Landing Rd for 2.2 miles, Turn onto NC HWY 126
    Follow NC HWY 126 for .8 miles, Turn Right into Lake James State Park Paddy’s Creek Area
    Follow about 1 mile, Cemetery is on right on a ridge
    Parking will be on the right and there will be a shuttle to the Cemetery for those who need it.
    Obeth Cemetery is inside Lake James State Park. Please observe all State Park regulations.