"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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Experience the battle as it unfolded during the American Revolution! The first Patriot victory is won before daybreak on February 27, 1776

Last updated: October 25, 2023

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40 Patriots Hall Dr.
Currie, NC 28435


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