Moore's Creek National Battlefield, Currie

The Loyalists, mostly Scottish Highlanders wielding broadswords, expected to find only a small Patriot force thanks to a quick thinking plan by Patriot Colonel Richard Caswell. As the Loyalists advanced across the bridge, Patriot shots rang out and dozens of Loyalists fell, including their commanders. Stunned, outgunned and leaderless, the Loyalists surrendered, retreating in confusion.

The battle ended Royal Governor Josiah Martin's hopes of regaining control of the colony for the British crown. The Loyalist defeat ended British plans for an invasionary force to land in Brunswick, North Carolina.

In addition to ending British authority in the colony, the Patriot victory led North Carolina to be the first colony to vote for independence.

The Battle of Moores Creek Bridge helped to influenced the 13 colonies to declare independence on July 4, 1776. Plan to see Moore's Creek National Battlefield and other attractions that appeal to you using our Currie holiday planner.
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  • This place is a little off the beaten path, but easy to find due to good signage. There is an excellent 10 minute video showing an overview of the battle, the aftermath and the significance in...  more »
  • Moore's Creek Battlefield is a bit out of the way, but if you happen to be here, it's adorable. It's smaller than many other battlefields, but there's a nice mile long trail that goes around the...  more »
  • Great small park. Free to visit like most national battlefields. There are plenty of trails to walk and see the sites of the Moores Creek battle. The welcome center also shows a short film teaching about the battle and its importance to our nation. Well worth a visit!
  • Jason at the visitor center was a great guide ~ provided a lot of historical information on the events that took place! The trail is super easy to walk, full of informative posters, lovely monuments, and beautiful scenery. There is also a picnic area that's peaceful and quiet for those who bring something to eat. The bathrooms were very clean. This is a great place to visit!

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