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  • July 18, 2020 11:00 AM - July 18, 2020 1:00 PM

    * 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

    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:
    • 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.

  • 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

    10:00am

    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.

    For more information and to RSVP for the Color Guard and to present a wreath, please contact Steve Marlowe at smhistory@yahoo.com or Bo Goforth at pgof@carolina.rr.com.

  • August 22, 2020 11:00 AM - August 22, 2020 3:00 PM

    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 and Details Soon

    Visit the 1776 Sporting Club Website