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Battle of Monroe’s Cross Roads | Battle of Fayetteville Road | Kilpatrick’s Shirttail Skedaddle

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

This Civil War Battle is remembered as the last Cavalry battle of the Civil War. It took place on what is now the present grounds of Fort Bragg (near Fayetteville). It took place on March 10, 1865 and involved mounted Confederate cavalry against dismounted Union Cavalry. About 4500 men were involved. The Battle lasted several [...]

Camp Douglas

Friday, May 4th, 2007

Stories of Andersonville prison in the south have long been given full attention to the poor conditions in the Confederate run Civil War prison camp. The other morning, I happened upon a show on the History Channel entitled 80 acres of Hell (link is to a dvd) which documents a much lesser known story. That [...]

Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge

Thursday, September 15th, 2005

Moores Creek National Battlefield is managed by the National Park Service of the United States, and is located in North Carolina, about 20 miles (30 km) northwest of Wilmington. It was the site of a small battle between American colonists loyal to the British monarchy, those rebelling against it. It was was one of the [...]

Battle of Kings Mountain

Sunday, August 14th, 2005

Now, technically this battle took place in South Carolina, but a large number of men and boys from the Appalachians took part and it deserves mention and remembering. The Battle of Kings Mountain was a fight in the Southern campaign of the American Revolutionary War, fought on October 7, 1780. American Patriot militia forces overwhelmed [...]

Battle of Guilford Courthouse

Friday, August 12th, 2005

The Battle of Guilford Court House was a battle fought on March 15, 1781 inside the present-day city of Greensboro, North Carolina, during the American Revolutionary War in which 1,900 British troops under General Charles Cornwallis fought an American force under Rhode Island native General Nathanael Greene numbering 4,400.