First Event of 2018!

Join us on Tuesday, January 9th, 7 p.m. at the Cabarrus County Senior Center, 331 Corban Ave. SE for a fun and informative presentation on the role the Carolinas played in the American Revolution. This event is free and open to the public.

When: Tuesday January 9th, 2018 – 7:00 p.m.

Where: Cabarrus County Senior Center, 331 Corban Ave. SE, Concord, NC 28025

A presentation of the events in the Carolina backcountry from early 1780 to the surrender of the British at Yorktown.  With more battles occurring within 100 miles of Charlotte, NC, than all the rest of the thirteen colonies combined over the entire eight-year period of the war, much is available to be examined.

It begins with the British strategy leading to the campaign in the South and the events that took place over the next eighteen months.  A detailed description of the Battle of Charlotte is presented.  Places such as Ramsour’s Mill, Buford, SC, Kings Mountain, Cowpens, Guilford Courthouse, Waxhall and others, all of which are just a short drive away are also explored.  When a battle is fought, what is the significance of the outcome and how did it affect those involved and the strategy employed in the future?  Such a discussion enlightens the overall appreciation of the events as they occurred.

More important, is the examination of the people and personalities involved on both sides.  Not just the military commanders, but literally the civil war that existed among neighbors and even among immediate families.

Included in the presentation are pictures of the areas discussed and how they look today.  What is passed by, sometimes on a daily basis, often is the location of a very significant occurrence.

The overall purpose of this presentation is to give the person attending a deeper appreciation of this area’s part in the struggle for our nation’s independence and the many sacrifices made by our forefathers so that we, as ordinary citizens, may enjoy the liberties we have today.