Posted on February 9, 2020 Updated on November 15, 2020
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
The Colonial Column Monument
Originally located at Guilford Courthouse Military Park
Moved in 1962, “on indefinite loan.”
Colonial Column Marker
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.
General of the Regulators
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
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 over the creek.
View across the highway.
Image Credit: wikipedia.org & wikimedia.org
Dates reflect the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence (disputed but,
possibly Mecklenburg Resolves) and
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8 thoughts on “Snapshots Sunday: Alamance Battleground 2.0”
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.