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Alamance Battleground Historical Site, NC


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Battleground Location:

5803 South N.C. 62

Burlington, NC 27215

Latitude: 36.009738 | Longitude: -79.521027

 

On a recent trip to North Carolina in June, I had the opportunity to visit the Alamance Battleground. James Hunter, the "General" of the Regulators, is my 6th Great-grandfather. Although there isn't much to see at the battleground, I was happy to say I was able to visit, mostly to see the monument and have my picture taken with it. There was some confusion about James' identity when the monuments were originally dedicated including some of the dates of his personal life... those things have been corrected on the battleground's website. I also had another 6th Great-grandfather who was a Regulator named Samuel Divinney.

 

The history of the reason for the battle is very interesting and some historians believe it was what led up to the Revolutionary War. It is ironic though that many of the Regulators swore allegiance to the Crown and many of Governor Tyron's militia ended up fighting against the British during the Revolutionary War.

 

From the Battleground's website (Link: http://alamancebattleground.org/ ):

 

"Unfair taxation, dishonest and corrupt government officials, and the lack of representation were all serious concerns of the Regulators in most cases, government officials (sheriffs, clerks of court, registers of deeds, etc.) attained their positions through appointments by men in power, not by elections involving the citizenry of the colony. The Regulators sought a better regulation of these government officials and more control of their own affairs. Geographical, social, and economic factors all had effects of the Regulator movement."

 

James Hunter Memorial

Myself and my kids (6th & 7th Great-grandchildren)

 

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Close-up

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A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

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Battle of Alamance Monument

 

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Roadside Historical Marker

 

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Plaques on the James Hunter Monument

 

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A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

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Right off 62 in southern Alamance County. There are reenactments in the area around the Battleground at times. You will see women cook and there are other activities shown which took place during colonial days.

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Right off 62 in southern Alamance County. There are reenactments in the area around the Battleground at times. You will see women cook and there are other activities shown which took place during colonial days.

 

I would have enjoyed being able to see something like that...

As my bad luck would have it, the visitor center was closed the day we were there, so I had to walk around quickly by myself and take a few quick photos.

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A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

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