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  • 239th Anniversary of the Battle of Colson’s Mill
    11:00 AM-1:00 PM
    July 20, 2019

    247 W Turner St, Norwood, NC 28128, USA

    247 W Turner St, Norwood, NC 28128, USA

    The Colson’s Mill Chapter, North Carolina SAR,

    Invites you to the 239th Anniversary Celebration of the Battle of Colson’s Mill

    Saturday, July 20, 2019 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.

    Download the 2019 Colson’s Mill RSVP

    Tentative Schedule of Events

    11:00am

    • Registration for Attending Chapters
    • NCSSAR Color Guard Presentation of Colors
    • Welcome
    • Recognition of Guests
    • Battle of Colson’s Mill Memorial and Wreath Laying

    11:30am

    • Lunch Buffet (Donations Accepted)
    • Guest Speaker: John Misenheimer, portraying General Nathanael Greene
    • 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.

    For more information, contact Colson’s Mill Chapter President Daniel Burleson at dbnut8@yahoo.com or call 704-438-1531.

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  • 238th Anniversary of the Battle of Rockfish Creek
    10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    July 27, 2019

    5871 US-117, Wallace, NC 28466, USA

    5871 US-117, Wallace, NC 28466, USA

    The 238th Anniversary of the Battle of Rockfish Creek

    Presented by the Col. Alexander Lillington Chapter, SAR,

    with

    The Battle of Rockfish Creek Chapter, NCDAR

    10:30am on Saturday, July 27, 2019

    At the Battle of Rockfish Creek Monument

    Download the Wreath Registration Form Here.

    Email your wreath registrations or any questions to John Thornhill at thornhill@embarqmail.com or call 910-289-4615

    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

    Read About the Battle of Rockfish Creek Here

    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.

    Click for Directions Here

    Download the Wreath Registration Form Here.

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