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Moores Creek National Battlefield Receives Donation of a new “Mother Covington’s Daughter”

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CURRIE – “Mother Covington’s Daughter” has returned to Moores Creek National Battlefield. As a part of their centennial celebration, the Stamp Defiance Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) has donated a new swivel cannon to Moores Creek National Battlefield.

The staff and volunteers of Moores Creek National Battlefield thank the members of the Stamp Defiance Chapter of the NSDAR for their generous donation.

In the story of the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge, reference is made to a larger cannon, “Mother Covington,” and a smaller cannon, “Mother Covington’s Daughter.”

Every year at the park anniversary program and select times throughout the year, Mother Covington booms her disapproval for all to hear. However, not much has been said about the daughter for several years until now.

Park staff will bring the new swivel cannon to special events throughout the region, including at the Blueberry Festival, Azalea Festival, and many others. It is safe to say that Mother Covington’s Daughter will stand by her mother for many years to come.

For more information about Moores Creek National Battlefield, visit www.nps.gov/mocr. For more information about the Stamp Defiance Chapter of the NSDAR, visit https://ncdar.org/StampDefiance_files/index.html.

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