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Date:
June 4, 2022
Time:
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Time Details:
Saturday, June 4 - Camp opens at 10am and closes at 6pm. Mass Grave wreath-laying ceremony at 10am on Saturday. Ghost Walk group tours 6pm-9pm
Location:

Battleground Park

Address:
Battleground Park
Jeb Seagle Drive

Lincolnton, NC 28092
Contact:
704-748-9090
Email:
Cost:
Battle Weekend Reenactment is FREE! $10/Ghost Walk
2022 BORM
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Battle of Ramsour's Mill Living HIstory Weekend

Saturday, June 4, 2022


Battle Weekend is a living history weekend commemorating the June 20th, 1780 Battle of Ramsour's Mill, when area Patriot's met Tories on a hillside just outside the little town of Lincolnton, NC. Revolutionary War reenactments and music, period cooking, colonial crafts, firearms demonstrations, battle site tours, and a wreath-laying ceremony at the mass gravesite are part of the weekend activities.

Lincolnton's early settlers played a pivotal role in the American Revolution when neighbors were pitted against one another as 1000 loyalists and about 400 patriots clashed in The Battle of Ramsour’s Mill on June 20, 1780. The casualties were high and equally divided, with an estimated seventy men killed and more than two hundred wounded. 

The loyalist defeat to a much smaller patriot militia is said to have prevented General Cornwallis from winning North Carolina for the British crown. Today, this Lincolnton, NC patriot victory is commemorated each year with The Battle Weekend Celebration at historic Battleground Park, the site of this historically significant Patriot victory.


This year, the commemoration will take place the weekend of June 4 & 5 beginning with the laying of wreaths at the resting place of some 70 unknown in a grave near Battleground Elementary School.

It will be followed at 1 by keynote speaker Andrew Waters, author of To the End of the World: Nathanael Greene, Charles Cornwallis, and the Race to the Dan.

In between, hearth cooking demonstrations by the Lincoln County Hearth Cooks, reenactments and weapons demonstrations, a militia encampment, tours, heritage demonstrations, and period crafts.

Suitable for all ages, and FREE.

IN THE EVENING, JUNE 3 AND 4: Learn all about the battle from the voices who lived it. Ghost Walks with the cast of Thunder Over Carolina, Inc., cost is $10 at the entrance; 6 and under free.

SCHEDULE:

Friday, June 3

6  - 9 p.m.    Ghost Walks with the cast of Thunder Over Carolina Inc. Tickets are $10; children 6 and under free.

Saturday, June 4

10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Crafts, demonstrations, encampments open all day

10 a.m.     Gather at the mass gravesite on the hill and join the Sons of the American Revolution and the Daughters of the American Revolution as they lay wreaths to the unknown soldiers buried there. Annual event.

1 p.m      Andrew Waters, author of To the End of the World: Nathanael Greene, Charles Cornwallis, and the Race to the Dan. Purchase your autographed copy here. In the food tent.

2:15 p.m.  Battlefield Tour

3:30 p.m. Weapons Demo

5 p.m.  Battlefield Tour

6 - 9 p.m.    Ghost Walks with the cast of Thunder Over Carolina Inc. Tickets are $10; children 6 and under free.

Sunday, June 5

10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Crafts, demonstrations, encampments open

10 a.m. Welcome/Brief History, Church Service

11 a.m. Battlefield Tour

2 p .m. Camp closes


2022 BORM

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