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battle of moore's creek bridge
Transcript of battle of moore's creek bridge
Andre Utley Commander's of the battle Number of soldier in the battle Date February 27, 1776 location Wilmington, North Carolina North Carolina Patriots
Alexander Lillington British Loyalists Donald MacDonald
John Campbell Patriots There were 1,000 patriots volunteers 1,600 Loyalists, including about 700 Scottish Highlander immigrants British How the battle played out The Patriots and the Loyalist arranged for a battle. The Patriots arrived early and took the planks off the bridge. After removing the planks, they greased the rails. When the Loyalist tried to walk on the rails, they fell off and the Patriots started shooting at them. Caswell moves from New Bern to Corbett's Ferry Map Casualties and losses Patriots
1 wounded British Loyalists
30–50 killed or wounded
850 Loyalists were captured by Patriot forces after the battle and over the next few days Some back ground on Donald MacDonald
Donald MacDonald was a military officer who fought successively for France, for Charles Edward Stuart in Scotland, and for Great Britain in Quebec. Citations . "Battle Of Moore`s Creek Bridge." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Moore's_Creek_Bridge. Wikipedia, 10 Jan 2013. Web. 15 Jan 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Moore's_Creek_Bridge> . "The Battle of Moore`s Creek Bridge." http://www.myrevolutionarywar.com/battles/760227-moores-creek-bridge.html. USwars.com, n.d. . "Battle Of Moore`s Creek Bridge." http://battlefieldbiker.com/Battle-of-Moores-Creek-Bridge-North-Carolina-27-February-1776. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Jan 2013. <http://battlefieldbiker.com/Battle-of-Moores-Creek-Bridge-North-Carolina-27-February-1776>. . "The battle of moor's creek bridge ." http://www.learnnc.org/lp/editions/nchist-revolution/4267. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Jan 2013. <http://www.learnnc.org/lp/editions/nchist-revolution/4267>.