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Moores Creek National Battlefield Ghost

Bill Ballard's drawing of the decisive moment during the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge

Moore's Creek National Battlefield is a United States National Battlefield managed by the National Park Service. The park commemorates the 1776 victory by 1,000 Patriots over 1,600 Loyalists at the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge NC. The battle ended Royal Governor Josiah Martin's hopes of regaining control of the colony for the British crown. The Loyalist defeat ended British plans for an invasionary force to land in Brunswick, North Carolina. The colony of North Carolina voted to declare independence from the British on April 12, 1776, shortly after the victory at Moores Creek. The park was established as a National Military Park on June 2, 1926 and was redesignated as a National Battlefield on September 8, 1980.

 

The Patriot's Monument at Moores Creek National Battlefield

The Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge was fought near Wilmington, North Carolina, on February 27, 1776, between North Carolina patriots and Scottish Loyalists. The American victory helped spur sentiment for the revolution and increased recruitment of additional soldiers into their forces. It was a Patriot victory.

A group of Loyalist troops under the command of Colonel Donald McLeod, an 80-year-old experienced British officer, assembled on February 15 in response to the Patriot movements in the region. McLeod led a force of about 700 Scots Highland emigrants and 800 Loyalist militia towards the Atlantic coast, with plans to join a group of British regulars at Moore's Creek Bridge, located about 20 miles (30 km) north of Wilmington. A group of around 1,000 Patriot volunteers and minutemen decided to contest the Loyalist march to the coast.

Although not realizing it at the time, the Patriot victory helped to check the Loyalist sentiment in the colony, but it fanned the fires of the revolutionary fervor to bring most of the North and South Carolina colonies into the fight against the British army.

The Federal government took over the battle site as a National Park operated by the War Department in 1926; the National Park Service began managing the battlefield in 1933.

For over a century, the Moores Creek National Battlefield has evolved as a historical site preserving and interpreting the 1776 battle.

 

THE LEGEND OF MARY SLOCUMB'S RIDE

Strongly associated with the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge is the legend of Mary Slocumb's ride. According to this story, Mary dreamed that Ezekiel, her Patriot husband, had been wounded in a battle. After awaking, she rode a horse for sixty miles at night to arrive as the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge was ending. Mary discovered that Ezekiel was safe and nursed wounded Patriots before returning to her home the following night. The legend was apparently first recorded by Elizabeth Ellet in her 1848 Women of the American Revolution and her 1850 Domestic History of the American Revolution. John H. Wheeler included the tale in his 1851 Historical Sketches of North Carolina from 1584 to 1851. Although Mary and Ezekiel Slocumb were actual persons, the specific events of the legend have since been discredited.

1776 PATRIOT VICTORY
"King George and Broadswords!" shouted loyalists as they charged across partially dismantled Moores Creek bridge on February 27, 1776. Just beyond the bridge nearly a thousand North Carolina patriots waited quietly with cannons and muskets poised to fire.

The loyalists, mostly Scottish Highlanders wielding broadswords, expected to find only a small patriot force. As the loyalists advanced across the bridge, patriot shots rang out and dozens of loyalists fell, including their commanders.

Stunned, outgunned and leaderless, the loyalists surrendered, retreating in confusion. Wagons, weapons and British sterling worth more than $1 million by today's value were seized by the patriots in the days following the battle.

This dramatic victory ended British authority in the colony and greatly influenced North Carolina to be the first colony to vote for independence. The Battle of Moores Creek Bridge, coupled with the Battle of Sullivans Island near Charleston, SC a few months later, ultimately led the 13 colonies to declare independence on July 4, 1776.

THE BATTLEFIELD TODAY

Throughout the park, remnants remain of the 1776 road traveled by patriot and loyalist forces. A 1-mile trail with wayside exhibits leads through the battlefield and across Moores Creek. The historic bridge site is located along the trail.

Moores Creek National Battlefield has the oldest continually serving Friends group in the National Park System. They are the Moores Creek Battleground Association and were established in 1899.

The Woman's Monument at Moores Creek

 

The Heroic Women’s Monument at Moores Creek National Battlefield is believed to be the only monument in America to 18th century women and their sacrifices during the American Revolution.

Loyalist Monument at Moores

Monument to Col. James Moore, Commander of the Patriot troops at Moores Creek National Battlefield,

NPS military sites have many designations including battlefields, military parks, monuments and historic sites. Moores Creek National Military Park was renamed Moores Creek National Battlefield in 1980 to avoid confusion with nearby military installations in North Carolina.


Patriot militia 1 killed, 1 wounded 30 killed or wounded, Loyalist militia 850 captured

Ghost of the Battlefield

Moores Creek Bridge ghost photo from Kenade Watson.

Many ghost photos occur here and reports of ghost sightings, strange sounds and smells as well as EVP's and a few strange encounters with period dressed minutemen.

Moores Creek National Battlefield
40 Patriots Hall Drive
Currie, NC 28435
910-283-5591

Moores Creek National Battlefield area covers 88 acres. Llocated 20 miles northwest of Wilmington, North Carolina. From the city, take I-40 or US 421 north to the junction with NC 210, and then proceed west on US 210.

The park holds an annual observance and commemoration of the battle. The event is held on the last full weekend of February and features a living history encampment, tactical demonstrations, folk singing, and a formal commemoration program including a speaker, military band, and wreath laying ceremony.

During the summer months various afternoon programs, talks, walks and demonstrations are held on the weekends. Guided tours for schools, educational groups, military groups, and other groups are available with an advanced reservation by calling the park at (910) 283-5591.

Operating Hours: Daily 9:00am to 5:00pm. Closed December 25 and January 1.

Established on June 2, 1926, as a national military park; transferred from War Department on August 10, 1933; redesignated on September 8, 1980.


 

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