Charlotte and the American Revolution: Reverend Alexander Craighead, the Mecklenburg Declaration and

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Charlotte was a hotbed of Revolutionary activity well before the fervency of revolt reached its boiling point in New England. Considered a wild frontier region at the time, Mecklenburg County welcomed the Reverend Alexander Craighead with ready hands for battle. Craighead's fiery rhetoric inspired the people of the region to action. What resulted was the creation of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, the first such document in the nation, and although the county had less than 3 percent of the colony's population, its Patriots accounted for over one-quarter of North Carolina's Revolutionary troops. Join author Richard P. Plumer as he reveals how the Queen City played an integral role in the formation of a proud and free America.
ISBN: 9781626195424
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: North Carolina
Series: Military
Images: 75
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Richard Plumer is a member of the Mecklenburg Historical Association and has written "The Early History of Suwanee, Georgia" for the Gwinnett Historical Society. An avid researcher and writer, Plumer holds a BA from Williams College and an MA in psychology.
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