Shutterbug Sunday: Alamance Battleground 2.0

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Two months ago, on December 7, 2019, I visited Alamance Battleground with my buddy Ray. I posted the first batch of pictures on December 8, intending to post the rest on December 14. For obvious reasons, that didn’t happen so, here are the rest.

All photos are my personal collection. © ~Vic

James Hunter Monument Image One
The Colonial Column Monument
Originally located at Guilford Courthouse Military Park
Moved in 1962, “on indefinite loan.”
Colonial Column Marker Image Two
Colonial Column Marker
Monument Plaque Image Three
Front Plaque
It is claimed that the battle was the first of the Revolutionary War.
It was actually the last battle of the War of Regulation,
which lead to the Revolutionary War.
James Hunter Plaque Image Four
Right Side
James Hunter
General of the Regulators
North Carolina Timeline Image Five
Back Side
North Carolina Timeline
1774 North Carolina Provincial Congress
The Mecklenburg Declaration 1775
Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge 1776
North Carolina is the first to call for independence
with the Halifax Resolves 1776
Regulators Hanged Image Six
Twelve Regulators Condemned At Hillsboro
Six were executed.
“Our blood will be as good seed in good ground,
that will soon produce one hundred fold.”
James Pugh June 19, 1771
Bridge Image Seven
Bridge over the creek.
Highway View Image Eight
View across the highway.
Flag of North Carolina Image Nine
Image Credit: wikipedia.org & wikimedia.org
Dates reflect the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence (disputed but,
possibly Mecklenburg Resolves) and
the Halifax Resolves.

8 thoughts on “Shutterbug Sunday: Alamance Battleground 2.0

    bereavedandbeingasingleparent said:
    February 9, 2020 at 4:51 AM

    Never heard of this battle but that’s not surprising as school never ventured into this area. Hardly ever get documentaries on it as well. It looks so quiet.

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      The Hinoeuma responded:
      February 9, 2020 at 12:44 PM

      The Battle of Alamance was really just a one-sided skirmish that ended all the Regulator fights. But, the seeds of war were permanently sewn as George III was a crazy tyrant.

      I fear that the seeds of war are being sown, again, in Virginia if Mini-Mike Bloomberg and Blackface Northam don’t back off. If they go completely insane and forge ahead, best case scenario, the state splits to join West Virginia (not the first time that’s happened). Worst case scenario, another Civil War… There are ongoing secessionist movements all over the US, anyway. Texas & Hawaii are big ones.

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    hanspostcard said:
    February 9, 2020 at 6:22 AM

    Awesome pictures. Seems like there is a little more focus these days on the American Revolutionary War era.

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      The Hinoeuma responded:
      February 9, 2020 at 12:49 PM

      I don’t know. I keep hearing the words ‘Bugaloo’ & ‘Civil War 2.0’.

      I just read something about your state’s pension system pulling back on healthcare?

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        hanspostcard said:
        February 9, 2020 at 1:30 PM

        I am not sure on that- my healthcare isn’t with that state. It wouldn’t surprise me though.

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    badfinger20 said:
    February 9, 2020 at 7:10 PM

    Is it just me or is the Colonial Column Monument like really high? Poor fellow is up there in the trees.

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      The Hinoeuma responded:
      February 9, 2020 at 11:59 PM

      It is tall and I took that from a distance. It’s cropped. His nose might bleed, tho…

      In relation to those pine trees, not so much.

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        badfinger20 said:
        February 10, 2020 at 12:00 AM

        It’s just kinda odd to me…to have him that far up. It’s nice looking but I did a double take.

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