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- 11:00 AM-4:00 PMJuly 04, 2020
Capitol Building, Raleigh, NC 27601, USACapitol Building, Raleigh, NC 27601, USA
https://www.ncssar.org/event/fourth-of-july-annual-independence-day-celebration-and-naturalization-ceremony-2019-2/July 4th, 2020 Event CancelledJoin us at the North Carolina State Capitol for the annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony. We will set-up a table in the Rotunda and provide color guard services for the naturalization ceremony. We will then lay a wreath at the George Washington statue on the grounds. After the ceremony, we will proceed to the Museum of History to ring the Liberty Bell 13 times. The dress is a blue blazer or period costume.
___________________________________Stephen A. Morris, PresidentRaleigh ChapterNorth Carolina Society Sons of the American RevolutionPh. (919) 210-9005________________________________________________________________________Fourth of July annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony:Dress: Color Guard (Blue Blazer) or Traditional Period Dress
- 11:00 a.m. Welcome!
- 11:45 a.m. Raleigh Concert Band
- 12:00 p.m. Salute to Independence, Laying of the Wreath, and Naturalization Ceremony
- 12:45 p.m. The Raleigh Concert Band
- Join in a variety of activities and games!!
- Carriage Rides in circle drive by J & L Carriages
- Food Vendors – Sliced Wieners Food Truck
- Join us to celebrate our country’s birthday!!!
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- 11:00 AM-1:00 PMJuly 18, 2020
* EVENT CANCELED*
The Colson’s Mill Chapter, North Carolina SAR,
The 240th Anniversary Celebration of the Battle of Colson’s Mill
We will see you in 2021.
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.
For more information, contact Colson’s Mill Chapter President Daniel Burleson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-438-1531.
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