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City of Lincolnton Events

  1. Battle of Ramsour's Mill Reenactment

    June 9, 2018, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Battleground Park, Jeb Seagle Road

    Lincolnton and its early settlers played a pivotal role in the American Revolution when neighbors were pitted against one another as 1000 loyalists and about 400 patriots clashed in The Battle of Ramsour’s Mill on June 20, 1780. The casualties were high and equally divided, with an estimated seventy men killed and more than two hundred wounded. The loyalist defeat to a much smaller patriot militia is said to have prevented General Cornwallis from winning North Carolina for the British crown. Today, the patriot victory is commemorated each year with a living history weekend of Revolutionary War reenactments and music, period cooking, firearms demonstrations, battle site tours and a wreath-laying ceremony at the mass gravesite. The Battle of Ramsour's Mill Reenactment celebrates historic Battleground Park as the site of this little known, historically significant battle and Patriot victory on June 20, 1780.

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  2. The Battle of Ramsour's Mill Ghost Walk and Talk

    June 9, 2018, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Battleground Park. Tours start and end behind Kiser Intermediate School, parking is available at Lincolnton High School.

    The ghosts of early Lincolnton settlers tell the tale of the Battle of Ramsour's Mill. Take a journey through the battlefield with the cast of “Thunder Over Carolina” to relive the personal stories of how a small Patriot militia defeated a substantial Tory encampment during the American Revolution on June 20, 1780. This interactive experience includes a guided group walking tour featuring vignettes and performances. The walk covers rough terrain (not recommended for anyone with mobility issues and not ADA accessible). Ghost Walks start and end behind Kiser Intermediate School. The “Kiser Midway” includes vendors, musical entertainment and interactive demonstrations. Parking at Lincolnton High School. Tickets: $10 on site, cash only

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