"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.

Patriot Militia fire their muskets from behind earthworks

The Battle of Moores Creek

Patriot Militia firing cannons and muskets from behind the earthworks.

Last updated: March 23, 2017

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