November 8, 2023 at 8:50 a.m.
"Ramsour's Mill to Yorktown: The War for American Independence in NC"
Every year in June, Lincoln County celebrates the Battle of Ramsour's Mill, fought here on June 20th, 1780. Also each summer, the play "Thunder Over Carolina" is presented, telling more about the times during the American revolution for independence.
This Saturday (Nov. 11th) at 2 PM at the Lincoln Cultural Center, 403 E. Main Street in Lincolnton, the Lincoln County Historical Association will present a program with Dr. Stanley Carpenter, Emeritus Professor of Strategy and Policy at the U.S. Naval War College, who will more about the history of that period of the Revolutionary War.
"Ramsour's Mill to Yorktown: The War for American Independence in NC" will track the history of the British effort to spread the war into North Carolina following victories in South Carolina, an invasion that began the final chapter in the war, eventually ending with the surrender by Cornwallis at Yorktown, Virginia. Ramsour's Mill was a prelude to that invasion and set the stage for the Battle of Kings Mountain that Fall.
In addition to commenting on those battles, Professor Carpenter will discuss the events and personalities of the crucial four months from January through April 1781 in North Carolina that ultimately determined the outcome in Virginia. He will also address the war in the Old North State from a strategic and tactical perspective.
Following the lecture presentation, Professor Carpenter will hold a book signing of his two recent War of American Independence histories as well as several historical fiction works.
Members of the Lincoln County Historical Association will be admitted free to this event; non-members are also invited, admission for non-members is $7. [Those attending should enter the Cultural Center at the Cedar Street entrance; the program will be in the reception hall.