This is a 17 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on the American Revolutionary War - Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge. Each of the slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
With the outbreak of the American Revolution after the Battles of Lexington & Concord, efforts began in earnest to recruit Loyalist troops in the South. In NC, Governor Josiah Martin hoped to form forces from Scottish immigrants and a disaffected group of settlers known as the Regulators. To aid in recruitment, Brigadier General Donald MacDonald and Lieutenant Colonel Donald McLeod were sent south by General Thomas Gage.
In the fighting on February 27, the Loyalists suffered between 30 and 50 killed and wounded, while the Patriots incurred only 1 killed and 1 wounded. Over the following days, Patriot forces succeeded in capturing around 850 fleeing Loyalists. While most were paroled, the senior officers were sent north to Philadelphia as prisoners. Though a relatively minor action in terms of numbers engaged and losses incurred, the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge had a lasting impact on the population of NC.
Later in the war, when Lieutenant General Lord Charles Cornwallis was campaigning in the colony, the remaining Loyalist population, remembering their earlier defeat, refused to turn out in large numbers or openly support his advance. This remained the case even after Cornwallis won a bloody victory at the Battle of Guilford Court House in March 1781. As for Clinton's 1776 expedition against Charleston, it was defeated on June 28 at the Battle of Sullivan's Island.
The presentation covers the following:
Map of the Battle
Desertion in the Ranks
Patriot Fire Power
End of Presentation
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