Moores Creek National Battlefield

Moores Creek National Battlefield, 88 acres (36 hectares), SE N.C. est. 1926. The patriot victory over the Loyalists at Moores Creek Bridge on Feb. 27, 1776, prevented the intended British invasion of North Carolina and spurred revolutionary sentiment in the South the battle is often called the Lexington and Concord of the South. See National Parks and Monuments (table).

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