The Struggle for Independence in North Carolina

Much of the story of North Carolina's involvement in the American Revolutionary War can only be found published in local histories. Even a cursory look at these records reveals that the history of the state was frought with struggles of loyalty -- to Britain and to liberty. This is an effort to compile a timeline of the more important events, skirmishes, and battles within our boundaries which ultimately led to American independence. Links to additional information will be added as they become available. It is hoped that local historians will publish articles on the Web which will "flesh out" the skeleton provided here. Additions, corrections, suggestions, and comments are welcome. (Please note that the county names given in parentheses at the end of each entry indicate the present name of the county in which the event occurred.)

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Also by this author: | Battle of Shallow Ford | The Trading Ford | Whigkid's Home |

This page created on February 5, 1997 by Ann Brownlee. Last revision May 2001. For additions, corrections, or comments, contact Ann Brownlee, email: whigkid at bellsouth dot net (This email address was configured to avoid spam. Please re-configure in standard email format.)