Charlotte and the American Revolution

Charlotte and the American Revolution

Author: Richard P. Plumer

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781625850744

Category: History

Page: 192

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Charlotte was a hotbed of Revolutionary activity well before the fervency of revolt reached its boiling point in New England. Considered a wild frontier region at the time, Mecklenburg County welcomed the Reverend Alexander Craighead with ready hands for battle. Craighead's fiery rhetoric inspired the people of the region to action. What resulted was the creation of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, the first such document in the nation, and although the county had less than 3 percent of the colony's population, its Patriots accounted for over one-quarter of North Carolina's Revolutionary troops. Join author Richard P. Plumer as he reveals how the Queen City played an integral role in the formation of a proud and free America.

Joshua Richardson, Lazarus Tilley, William Mason : The American Revolution and Before

Joshua Richardson, Lazarus Tilley, William Mason : The American Revolution and Before

Author: Charlotte Coats

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781257243808

Category: History

Page:

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The history of that part of Joshua Richardson and Lazarus Tilley's family that went to Howard/Macon County, Missouri and how they connect to William Mason and his wife Isabella of Madison County, Kentucky - information on James Moore of Harrison County KY and the Snow family of Virginia is included here as well.

The American Revolution in the Southern Colonies

The American Revolution in the Southern Colonies

Author: David Lee Russell

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786407832

Category: History

Page: 386

View: 954

As the American Revolution in the North drew to a stalemate around New York, in the South the British finally came to terms with the reality of defeat. Southern sites like Kings Mountain, Cowpens, Charleston, the Chesapeake and Yorktown were vital to American independence. The origin of the five Southern colonies - Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia - their development, the role of patriot and loyalist Southerner, and critical battles are examined. Included is a discussion of the leadership of the British forces and of the colonial patriots who inspired common citizens to fight for the sake of American independence.

The English Royal Family of America, from Jamestown to the American Revolution

The English Royal Family of America, from Jamestown to the American Revolution

Author: Michael A. Beatty

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786415584

Category: History

Page: 278

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For about a century and a half after they arrived from England, America's first permanent colonists considered themselves to be English. They were proud of their heritage and loyal to their country. England's royal family truly was the royal family of America--until the era of the American Revolution, when the colonies fought for their independence from England and its rulers. Elizabeth I, James I, Charles I, Charles II, James II, William III and Mary II, Anne, George I, George II, and George III--the English royals who were also the royals of early America--are all covered in this work. It begins with Queen Elizabeth I, as it was during her rule that Sir Walter Ralegh established his settlements in America, and ends with King George III, as it was during his rule that the American Revolution began. A biographical sketch is provided for each royal and his or her spouse and legitimate children. Brief mention is made of mistresses and illegitimate children.

Women in the American Revolution

Women in the American Revolution

Author: Sudie Doggett Wike

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476630878

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 937

Without the support of American women, victory in the Revolutionary War would not have been possible. They followed the Continental Army, handling a range of jobs that were usually performed by men. On the orders of General Washington, some were hired as nurses for $2 per month and one full ration per day--disease was rampant and nurse mortality was high. A few served with artillery units or masqueraded as men to fight in the ranks. The author focuses on the many key roles women filled in the struggle for independence, from farming to making saltpeter to spying.

Charlotte and the American Revolution: Reverend Alexander Craighead, the Mecklenburg Declaration and the Foothills Fight for Independence

Charlotte and the American Revolution: Reverend Alexander Craighead, the Mecklenburg Declaration and the Foothills Fight for Independence

Author: Richard Plumer

Publisher: History Press Library Editions

ISBN: 1540223523

Category: History

Page: 194

View: 417

Charlotte was a hotbed of Revolutionary activity well before the fervency of revolt reached its boiling point in New England. Considered a wild frontier region at the time, Mecklenburg County welcomed the Reverend Alexander Craighead with ready hands for battle. Craighead's fiery rhetoric inspired the people of the region to action. What resulted was the creation of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, the first such document in the nation, and although the county had less than 3 percent of the colony's population, its Patriots accounted for over one-quarter of North Carolina's Revolutionary troops. Join author Richard P. Plumer as he reveals how the Queen City played an integral role in the formation of a proud and free America.