Battle of Alamance, GG-2
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N 36° 00.571 W 079° 31.255
17S E 633295 N 3986015
Quick Description: On May 16, 1771, North Carolina militia, commanded by Royal Governor William Tryon, defeated the Regulators on this site. The pennants represent the second, or decisive, positions of the two armies and the Regulator camp.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 9/11/2007 5:03:35 AM
Waymark Code: WM2663
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member drmellow
Views: 96

Long Description:

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Battle of Alamance


On May 16, 1771, North Carolina militia, commanded by Royal Governor William Tryon, defeated the Regulators on this site. The pennants represent the second, or decisive, positions of the two armies and the Regulator camp.

This historical marker is located at the State Historic Site Visitor Center at Alamance Battleground in Burlington. It was erected in 1971.

The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources has an essay on the Battle of Alamance. A nearby marker (GG-1) contains a more detailed account of the Battle of Alamance. More information about the battle can also be found on the Wikipedia article about the battle.

This marker is located at the back of the Alamance Battleground visitor center. From the marker, visitors have a nice view of the battlefield, where the lines of both the militia and the Regulators are clearly visible.

Marker Name: GG-2: Battle of Alamance

Marker Type: Roadside

Related Web Link: [Web Link]

Required Waymark Photo: yes

Local North Carolina markers without State Number Designation: Not listed

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