Commemoration of the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge

February 22, 2020 / 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
North Carolina SAR
200 Moores Creek Dr, Currie, NC 28435, USA

The Lower Cape Fear Chapter

& The NC SAR

Invite You to Attend

The 244th Commemoration of the

Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge

22 February 2020

10:00 am in Currie, NC

The ceremony will be held beginning at 10:00 am at the Moore’s Creek Battleground, 40 Patriots Hall Drive, Currie, NC 28435.

*RSVP FOR LUNCH!* Again this year, the ladies will be serving lunch for $10 at the Currie Community Baptist Church. Please RSVP by 15 February 2020 to attend the lunch at Thornhill@embarqmail.com.

Please  and Register for wreath presentations and Color Guard participation before 8 February 2020.

If you would prefer to mail a registration,
Download the Color Guard & Wreath Presentation RSVP

 

March to the Mounuments
March to the Monuments
NC SAR Color Guard
NCSSAR Color Guard
Firing Mother
Firing Mother

28396 Nc Highway 210

Currie, NC 28435

 

Moore's Creek Battleground Map
Moore’s Creek Battleground Map

The Battle of Moores Creek Bridge – February 27, 1776

The Battle of Moores Creek Bridge, fought between North Carolina Patriot and Loyalist militia forces, demonstrates the bitter internal divisions that marked the American Revolution. The Loyalist, mostly Scottish Highlanders wielding broadswords, charged across a partially dismantled Moores Creek Bridge, nearly a thousand North Carolina Patriots waited quietly with cannons and muskets poised to fire. Expecting to find only a small Patriot force, the Loyalist advanced across the bridge. Shots rang out and 30 to 70 Loyalist lay wounded or dead, including Lt. Col. Donald McLeod, who led the charge. Stunned, outgunned, and leaderless, some of the Loyalist surrendered, while others retreated in confusion.

Moores Creek is the site of the first Patriot victory in the American Revolution and the site of the last Scottish Highland broadsword charge. The victory ended British authority in the colony and stalled a full-scale British invasion of the South for nearly four years. The resulting Halifax Resolves of April 12, 1776, instructed North Carolina’s delegates the Continental Congress to vote for independence; it was the first American colony to take such action.