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British Encampment 1780

Marker 6

From September 26 to October 12, 1780 the British Army was encamped in Charlotte. The encampment made a square centered on the courthouse, at the intersection of Trade and Tryon Streets, about 300 yards across. This marker is in the southern part of that encampment where Lt. Col. Tarleton’s infantry and cavalry, the Loyalists militia and camp followers were located. Four cannons of the artillery were placed in the crossroads near the courthouse.

British Encampment 1780
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