"King George and Broadswords!"

Loyalists were unaware of what they would encounter as they charged across a partially dismantled Moores Creek Bridge on February 27, 1776. Beyond the bridge, nearly 1,000 North Carolina patriots waited quietly with cannons and muskets poised to fire. The unsuccessful charge left between thirty and seventy Loyalists dead. This dramatic victory ended British rule in the colony forever.

Militia Firing

The Battle of Moores Creek Bridge

Patriot militia firing muskets

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