Source: Battle Monument of Alamance
Battle of Alamance Monument, Alamance Battlefield
A small obelisk situated on top of four rectangular bases, the topmost of which is inscribed, sits in the middle of the Alamance battlefield.
Side 1: HERE / WAS FOUGHT THE / BATTLE OF / ALAMANCE / MAY 16TH, 1771 / BETWEEN THE / BRITISH AND THE / REGULATORS
Side 2: LIBERTY
Side 3: FIRST BATTLE OF THE REVOLUTION
Side 4: 1880
State of North Carolina
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Fitch, William Edward. Some Neglected History of North Carolina; Being an Account of the Revolution of the Regulators and of the Battle of Alamance, the First Battle of the American Revolution, (New York, NY: Neale Publishing Co., 1905), (accessed May 16, 2012) Link
"Regulator Column Alamance Battleground State Historical Site Near Burlington, North Carolina" in North Carolina Postcard Collection (P052), North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel Hill Link
The battle between two small forces was fought on May 16th, 1771.
The monument rests on the site of the actual battle. The Hunter monument is within sight.