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Memorandum concerning resolutions by the Continental Congress concerning monuments for North Carolina Generals
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Volume 17, Pages 1046-1047

RESOLUTIONS OF CONGRESS.
[Journals of Congress, Vol. III, p. 666—669.]

Thursday, September 20, 1781.

On motion of Mr. Sharpe, Resolved, That the governor and council of the State of North Carolina be desired to erect a monument, at the expense of the United States, not to exceed the value of 500 dollars, to the memory of the late Brigadier General Davidson, who commanded the Militia of the district of Salisbury, in the State of

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North Carolina, and was killed on the first day of February last, fighting gallantly in the defence of the liberty and independence of these states.

By a Resolution of the Continental Congress, passed Nov. 4, 1777, $500 were appropriated to erect a monument to Gen. Francis Nash, of Hillsboro', N. C., who was mortally wounded at the Battle of Germantown, Oct. 4, 1777, and died Oct. 7th. (See Journal of the Congress, Vol. II, Page 312.)

By a similar Resolution, passed Sept. 20, 1781, a like sum was appropriated to build a monument to Gen. Wm. Davidson,1 of N. C., who was killed in an attempt to prevent the crossing of the Catawba River, N. C., at Cowan's Ford, by the troops of Lord Cornwallis, Feb. 1, 1781.

Neither Monument was ever erected.

The N. C. Generals in the Continental Establishment were:

Major General
Robert Howe,
App'd
October 20, 1777.
Brig. Gen.
James Moore,
1776, died Apl., 1777.
Brig. Gen.
Francis Nash,
May, 1777, killed Oct., 1777.
Brig. Gen.
Jethro Sumner,
Jan. 9, 1779.
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James Hogan,2
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2 Made prisoner of war at surrender of Charleston, May 12, 1780, and died a prisoner of war at Haddrell's Point, near Charleston, S. C., 4th Jan., 1781.—Ed.


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1 Gen. Davidson was Lieut. Col. in the Continental Line and Brig. Gen'l of N. C. Militia.—Ed.

2 Made prisoner of war at surrender of Charleston, May 12, 1780, and died a prisoner of war at Haddrell's Point, near Charleston, S. C., 4th Jan., 1781.—Ed.