2022 The Battle of Charlotte

2022 The Battle of Charlotte

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$8 – $20

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Historic Rural Hill

4431 Neck Road

Huntersville, NC 28078

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No Refunds

Experience a reenactment of three different Revolutionary War Battles, one of which took place partially at Rural Hill.

About this event

Come out to Historic Rural Hill on Labor Day weekend (September 3rd - 4th, 2022) for The Battle of Charlotte! This weekend will mark the 242nd Anniversary of this pivotal time in not only the history of The American Revolution but also Charlotte Mecklenburg County itself. Through multiple interpretive demonstrations such as kids drill, weapons demonstrations, artillery demonstrations, cooking, music, camp life, and more the 18th century will literally come to life. Experience the sites, sounds, and smells of18th century. For more information on what went on during The Battle of Charlotte...see on Labor Day weekend!!!

Crown Forces: Major General Lord Charles Cornwallis, Colonel Banastre Tarleton, Major George Hanger

Patriot Forces: Captain William Lee Davie, Captain Joseph Graham

Major Joseph Graham

"Serving periodically from 1778 to 1781 as a volunteer, Graham, aged eighteen to twenty-one years, fought in fifteen minor engagements in North Carolina and South Carolina, while rising in rank from private to major. His most memorable service was commanding the rear guard action against Tarleton's cavalry, which enabled Captain William R. Davie to evade Cornwallis's troops after the British capture of Charlotte. Wounded nine times, six by saber and three by lead, the bleeding and exhausted Graham was left on the field for dead; however, he survived and, after two months' recuperation, became major of a company of dragoons that engaged Tories and British regulars in the Cape Fear region. Graham demonstrated capacity as a soldier and impressed those who knew him with his youthful determination and devotion to duty."

Graham, Joseph | NCpedia

Pets are not allowed at this event.

The Battle of Charlotte is a rain or shine event. No refunds will be allowed for inclement weather.

Due to Mecklenburg County ordinance, smoking and vaping are not permitted anywhere on the site.

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