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  • Monument Name

    Battle of Alamance Monument, Alamance Battlefield

  • Type

    Obelisk

  • Subjects

    Colonial Wars

    Revolutionary War

  • City

    Burlington

  • County

    Alamance

  • Description

    A small obelisk situated on top of four rectangular bases, the topmost of which is inscribed, sits in the middle of the Alamance battlefield.

  • Inscription

    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

  • Custodian

    State of North Carolina

  • Dedication Date

    1880

  • Decade

    1880s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    36.008350 , -79.520700 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      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

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Subject Notes

    The battle between two small forces was fought on May 16th, 1771.

  • Landscape

    The monument rests on the site of the actual battle. The Hunter monument is within sight.

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