Moores Creek National Battlefield

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In the early morning hours of February 27, 1776, Loyalist forces charged across a partially dismantled Moores Creek Bridge. Beyond the bridge, nearly 1,000 North Carolina Patriots waited quietly with cannons and muskets poised to fire. This battle marked the last broadsword charge by Scottish Highlanders and the first significant victory for the Patriots in the American Revolution.




Programs by Moores Creek National Battlefield

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"First in Freedom:" The Aftermath of the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge - Free

This program explains why the North Carolina license plates say "First in Freedom."


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"In the Most Furious Manner" - Free

This program explores the stories behind the first decisive Patriot victory of the American Revolution at Moores Creek.


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Choosing sides: Loyalists and Patriots - Free

This program will help explain further why North Carolinians chose to be Loyalists or Patriots. It will also discuss the differences between militia and minutemen.


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The Highland Scots: Choosing Sides - Free

This program highlights the role of choice in the American Revolution. Why did citizens choose to be Patriots? Loyalists?


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Why are North Carolinians known as "Tar Heels?" - The Naval Stores Industry - Free

Why are North Carolinians known as "Tar Heels?" Join Moores Creek National Battlefield for a program that offers one important answer.


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Government Agency


Jason Collins
40 Patriots Hall Dr.
Currie NC 28435
9102835591 x. 2222
United States

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Moores Creek National Battlefield cover:

Social Studies/History