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Elizabethtown to mark 237th anniversary of Battle of Elizabethtown

Town Of ElizabethtownThe Town of Elizabethtown will mark the 237th anniversary of the Battle of Elizabethtown at the newly refurbished Tory Hole Park from  2:00 pm- 3:00 PM on Sunday August 26th. Cannons, muskets, and history lessons are on the agenda for the afternoon!

The celebration will recognize the efforts of a small group of local Patriot Whigs who were able to break the hold of the Loyalist Tories in the Cape Fear region in the last months of the Revolutionary War. The historic battle took place around August 27, 1781 in the area of town between the Cape Fear Farmer’s Market location and the natural ravine which runs into the Tory Hole Park behind Wells Fargo Bank’s location. A small but determined group of local   men surprised a group of Loyalists nearly four times their size in the early morning hours to overtake the group with almost no bloodshed or loss of life. Their success breathed much needed life into the region and into the Patriot cause.

Participants in this 237th anniversary celebration will include  the Battle of Elizabethtown Chapter of National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, volunteers and staff from Moore’s Creek National Battleground, members of Harmony Hall Plantation Village, and others.

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