Battle of Alamance Monument, Alamance Battlefield
This memorial, also known as "First Battle of the Revolution", is a small obelisk situated on top of four rectangular bases, the topmost of which is inscribed, sits in the middle of the Alamance battlefield.
Images: Front | Rear | Right side | Left side | Vintage postcard dated ca. 1905-1915 | Far-off view of James Hunter and Battle of Alamance monuments
Front: FIRST BATTLE OF THE REVOLUTION
Rear: HERE / WAS FOUGHT THE / BATTLE OF / ALAMANCE / MAY 16TH, 1771 / BETWEEN THE / BRITISH AND THE / REGULATORS
Right of Monument: LIBERTY
Left of Monument: 1880
State of North Carolina
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The battle between two small forces was fought on May 16th, 1771.
The obelisk is located on North Carolina Route 62 east of Clapp Mill Road, Alamance, NC, on the left when traveling west. It stands app. nine miles from Burlington, N.C.
The monument stands on the site of the actual Alamance battleground. The Hunter monument is within sight.