Tuesday, February 23, 2016

240th Anniversary of the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge, Currie, North Carolina

The chapter will be represented at Moores Creek National Battlefield (U.S. National Park Service) to recognize the 240th Anniversary of the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge in Currie, NC, on Saturday, February 27, 2016 beginning at 10 AM. As a chapter we will carry our chapter banner (flag) and place the Brunswick Town Chapter wreath at this site. Several patriotic organizations take part that day.

Here is a little history of this famous battle:
In the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge in North Carolina on February 27, 1776, during the Revolutionary War (1775-83), American forces defeated the British. The victory ended British authority in North Carolina and provided an important boost to Patriot morale. Within two months of the American victory, on April 12, 1776, North Carolina became the first colony to vote in favor of independence from Britain.  Richard Caswell, who led the Patriots to victory at Moores Creek, later served as North Carolina’s first and fifth governor.

All chapter members are encouraged to attend. Moores Creek National Battlefield is 22 miles north of Wilmington. As more information becomes available it will be forwarded to you.

Diane Kuebert, Regent


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