Posted on December 8, 2019 Updated on November 15, 2020
Back in May, I did a post on the
Battle of Alamance so, I won’t revisit the historical details. Yesterday, I visited the actual battleground with my buddy, Ray. They were having German Heritage Day with authentic German food for visitors. I was so glad we had a beautiful day. It was chilly but, there was a really good turnout. I hadn’t been to this site in nearly 45 years.
All photos are
my personal collection. © ~Vic
Battle map behind the Visitor Center Museum, facing the battleground.
3-D Map of NC Militia troops and the Regulators.
The rock in the 3-D battle map and
the small creek/tributary of Beaver Creek/Big Alamance Creek/Lake Mackintosh.
“HERE WAS FOUGHT THE BATTLE OF ALAMANCE
MAY 18, 1771
BETWEEN THE BRITISH AND
Crossed Cannons & LIBERTY
FIRST BATTLE OF THE REVOLUTION
More to come…
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13 thoughts on “Snapshots Sunday: Alamance Battleground”
December 9, 2019 at 3:01 AM
Never heard of this battle before. It’s amazing how little we know.
December 9, 2019 at 2:25 PM
Heh. Government schooling…🙄
December 9, 2019 at 10:23 AM
Nicely done! Thank you
December 9, 2019 at 2:39 PM
Welcome. I will have more pix later.
December 9, 2019 at 5:20 PM
December 9, 2019 at 6:33 PM
December 9, 2019 at 10:55 AM
We’ve visited a couple battlegrounds nearby us here in SC, Musgrove Mill and Ninety-Six. Today it’s peaceful to walk battlegrounds but surreal in imagining the battles that occurred under the conditions they endured so many years back.
December 9, 2019 at 2:58 PM
I just read up on those two. I’m not familiar with SC battlefields so much…except, of course, Fort Sumter (eh…wrong war).
I have been to Appomattox and have many pix of that visit, speaking of the different war. I need to post those…
History fascinates me…if I can get at the truth.
December 9, 2019 at 10:58 AM
Thanks for the historical visit. I appreciate seeing the sites of the East coast since I haven’t visited that side of the country much.
December 9, 2019 at 3:06 PM
Welcome. I have more to post.
I wish I had the time & the money to visit all the sites in the US.
December 10, 2019 at 12:14 AM
I’m glad they have this marker to remember it by. When I first looked at I thought it was the Revolutionary War.
December 10, 2019 at 1:14 AM
Growing up, we were led to believe the battle was part of the war, not the pivot towards war. Proverbial “straw”, esp. after some of the Regulators were hanged in June.
December 10, 2019 at 9:22 AM
Well you taught me something…I would have had no clue. That is why I looked back on the link…the dates didn’t line up.