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April 03, 2020 - April 04, 2020 All day
**THE NC SAR ANNUAL MEETING IS POSTPONED!**
An Abbreviated Meeting Date Will Be Announced at a Later Date to Discuss The Business of Our State Society.
North Carolina SAR
and the Bethabara Chapter
Invite You to Our State Society's
92nd Annual Meeting
Hawthorne Inn & Conference Center
April 3-4, 2020
Contact Ed Hosmer for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 25, 2020 11:00 AM - April 25, 2020 12:00 PM
The COL Alexander Lillington Chapter
Invites You to Attend a Patriot Grave Marking for
Lt. Barnet Brock
Beginning at 11:00am on April 25, 2020
Brock was a Lieutenant in the Duplin County Regiment who served under Capt. Isham Sheffield.
Directions to Gravesite:
NC Hwy 50 coming from the East - Travel 3.6 miles from NC Hwy 41. Turn Right on dirt road immediately after Arthur Hardison Road. Go down the dirt road 1/2 mile and bear to the left for 500 feet.
GPS Location of the Dirt Road: 34.862822, -77.880035 (click on link for Google directions)
GPS Location of the Cemetery: 34.869899, -77.877376
From the West, take Hwy 50 off Hwy 24 By-Pass (Kenansville) and travel 7 1/2 mile. Turn left on dirt road just past Minnie Farrior Road.
More details as the date nears. Please contact John Thornhill at email@example.com with questions.
June 06, 2020 10:00 AM - June 06, 2020 11:00 AM
The Catawba Valley Chapter and
The North Carolina SAR
Invite You to Attend the
240th Commemoration of the
Battle of Ramsour’s Mill
6 June 2020
The ceremony will be held at the FD Jack Kiser School,
301 Jeb Seagle Drive, Lincolnton, NC 28092 beginning at 10:00am.
If you and your organization would like to present a wreath and/or participate in the combined Color Guard,
please contact Ben Setser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*FRIDAY NIGHT RECEPTION*
A reception will be held on Friday, June 5th beginning at 5:00pm at the Hampton Inn Lincolnton, 129 Roper Drive, Lincolnton, NC 28092. Hotel phone is 704-736-2000. We have a block of rooms set aside at a special price of $127.00, which includes all tax, so if you are planning to stay there let them know you are with the SAR event. Adult beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be provided by the Catawba Valley chapter!
*FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER*
We will have a Dutch treat dinner afterward at Court Street Grille, 113 Court Square, Lincolnton, NC 28092. Everybody is invited. Please let Ben Setser know if you will attend the reception and/or dinner at email@example.com.
Mail your RSVP to: Ben Setser, 1303 Oak Hill Dr, Newton NC 28658 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 828-466-2418.
July 18, 2020 11:00 AM - July 18, 2020 1:00 PM
The Colson’s Mill Chapter, North Carolina SAR,
Invites you to the 240th Anniversary Celebration of the Battle of Colson’s Mill
Saturday, July 18, 2020, 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.
For more information, contact Colson’s Mill Chapter President Daniel Burleson at email@example.com or call 704-438-1531.
August 15, 2020 10:00 AM - August 15, 2020 12:00 PM
The Battle of Kings Mountain Chapter
Invites You to Attend the 245th Anniversary of the Signing of the Tryon Resolves
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Tryonota Volunteer Fire Department
2577 Tryon Courthouse Road, Bessemer City, NC
The Tryon Resolves were a brief declaration adopted by the citizens of Tryon County in the Province of North Carolina in the early days of the American Revolution. In the Resolves, the county vowed resistance to coercive actions by the government of Great Britain against its North American colonies. The document was signed on August 14, 1775.
The Tryon Resolves "association" was created in response to the Battle of Lexington, and the Resolves were among the earliest of many local colonial declarations against the policies the British government had instituted in the colonies, which were considered oppressive by the colonists. Other similar declarations from the same period included the Mecklenburg Resolves (adopted in nearby Mecklenburg County, North Carolina) and the Suffolk Resolves (adopted in Suffolk County, Massachusetts). The Tryon Resolves predated the United States Declaration of Independence by almost 11 months, but stopped short of proscribing independence from Britain, instead supporting armed resistance until a resolution with England could be made.
August 22, 2020 11:00 AM - August 22, 2020 2:00 PM
Save the Date!
The North Carolina SAR
Summer Board of Manager's (BOM) meeting will be held Saturday, August 22, from 11:00am to 3:00pm in Burlington, NC
RSVP form soon