"King George and Broadswords!"

In the early morning hours of February 27, 1776, Loyalist forces charged across a partially dismantled Moores Creek Bridge. Beyond the bridge, nearly 1,000 North Carolina Patriots waited quietly with cannons and muskets poised to fire. This battle marked the last broadsword charge by Scottish Highlanders and the first significant victory for the Patriots in the American Revolution.

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Moores Creek Call for Art

Open to Pender and New Hanover County artists over 18, Moores Creek National Battlefield and Pender Arts Council are hosting a Call for Art!

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Suggested Readings

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Last updated: March 13, 2023

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40 Patriots Hall Dr.
Currie, NC 28435


910 283-5591 x2234

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