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5/2/2021 10:09:00 AM
Our Patriots and America's 250th Birthday

Lincoln Herald Staff
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America turns 245 this year!  The United States Semiquincentennial (also called Sestercentennial or Quarter Millennial) on July 4th, 2026 will be the 250th anniversary of the 1776 establishment of the United States of America.  It's still five years away, but a 250th birthday party takes a lot of planning!

Our area played an important part in the War for Independence, also known as the Revolutionary War.  Most are familiar with the Battle of Ramsour's Mill fought near Lincolnton.  Another major battle was at Kings Mtn.  Last year, the pandemic caused cancellations of celebrations, and in an abundance of caution, the play “Liberty Mountain: The Revolutionary Drama” that usually happens each summer in Kings Mountain has also been cancelled for 2021.  

The celebration of Ramsour's Mill will be held.  The 241st Anniversary of the Battle of Ramsour’s Mill will be sponsored by the Catawba Valley Chapter of the NC Sons of the American Revolution will be on Saturday June 5th.  CLICK HERE for more information.  

The play that relates to that battle, "Thunder Over Carolina" returns for 2021 with a new home and updated script.  It will be performed  June 17, 18 & 19 on WoodMill Winery’s brand new outdoor stage.  Visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/thunderovercarolina/ to learn more.

The Lincoln Herald was contacted about our  interest in having a series of articles about local Revolutionary War patriots and events leading up to the 250th anniversary. The Vesuvius Furnace DAR chapter, we were told, would be willing to do this and work with the Jacob Forney DAR chapter and the Catawba Valley SAR to do the articles.

Today we present the first in the series, an introductory article c
ompiled by Jennifer Baker of the Vesuvius Furnace DAR.

Our Patriots and America’s 250th Birthday

The United States stands on the eve of a grand anniversary. The U.S. Congress has established the United States Semi-Quincentennial Commission to begin planning for July 4th, 2026.  On the eve of the 250th anniversary of the birth of our nation, we have the opportunity to learn about Our Patriots, celebrate who they were and share enthusiasm for what they accomplished.

The colonies and its citizens were different from one another from the very beginning. This band of people came together and became the backbone of a new nation. Our Patriots served in militias, while others enlisted with the Continental Army; some came from big cities and others from small towns; some were soldiers, sailors, or spies, while others were civilian officials or behind-the-scenes supporters.

Our county was a large part of the fever that swept the colonies and led to the nation we now celebrate. The Tryon County Regiment was authorized on August 14, 1775 by the Province of North Carolina Congress to serve under the Salisbury District Brigade. The regiment was engaged in battles and skirmishes against the British in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee between 1775 and 1778. It was disbanded on February 8, 1779 and split into the newly created Lincoln and Rutherford County regiments. It was later re-assigned to the newly created Morgan District Brigade in May 1782 and remained active through the end of the war.

This area housed much dissidence towards the British and led to the Tryon Resolves which were a brief declaration adopted by the citizens of Tryon County in the early days of the American Revolution. In the Resolves, the county vowed resistance to coercive actions by the British government against the American colonies. The document was signed on August 14, 1775 – 11 months before the Declaration of Independence came to fruition.

Tryon County (part of which is now Lincoln County) was known for frontier fighters and helped to secure the many nicknames that the British gave to the North Carolina militia including characterizing the local area around Charlotte as “A Hornet's Nest of Rebellion”. The fighting spirit of the south was ultimately what led to the downfall of the British and their surrender at Yorktown.   




The United States stands on the eve of a grand anniversary. The US Congress has established the United States Semi-Quincentennial Commission to begin planning for July 4th, 2026.  On the eve of the 250th anniversary of the birth of our nation, we have the opportunity to learn about Our Patriots, celebrate who they were and share enthusiasm for what they accomplished.

The colonies and its citizens were different from one another from the very beginning. This band of people came together and became the backbone of a new nation. Our Patriots served in militias, while others enlisted with the Continental Army; some came from big cities and others from small towns; some were soldiers, sailors, or spies, while others were civilian officials or behind-the-scenes supporters.

Our county was a large part of the fever that swept the colonies and led to the nation we now celebrate. The Tryon County Regiment was authorized on August 14, 1775 by the Province of North Carolina Congress to serve under the Salisbury District Brigade. The regiment was engaged in battles and skirmishes against the British in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee between 1775 and 1778. It was disbanded on February 8, 1779 and split into the newly created Lincoln and Rutherford County regiments. It was later re-assigned to the newly created Morgan District Brigade in May 1782 and remained active through the end of the war.

This area housed much dissidence towards the British and led to the Tryon Resolves which were a brief declaration adopted by the citizens of Tryon County in the early days of the American Revolution. In the Resolves, the county vowed resistance to coercive actions by the British government against the American colonies. The document was signed on August 14, 1775 – 11 months before the Declaration of Independence came to fruition.

Tryon County (part of which is now Lincoln County) was known for frontier fighters and helped to secure the many nicknames that the British gave to the North Carolina militia including characterizing the local area around Charlotte as “A Hornet's Nest of Rebellion”. The fighting spirit of the south was ultimately what led to the downfall of the British and their surrender at Yorktown.   



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