Battle of Moores Creek Bridge reenacted for 242nd anniversary

CURRIE, NC (WWAY) — History came alive at the Moores Creek National Battlefield in Currie this weekend as the 242nd anniversary of a Revolutionary War battle was celebrated.

Volunteers reenacted the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge with musket and cannon demonstrations.

Visitors were also invited to learn about colonial trades like blacksmithing, candle dipping, and more.

Park ranger Nate Toering said it was great to see people come out to learn about such an important piece of American history.

“Everything from seasoned adults who are history buffs to I’ve seen plenty of very young kids out here that are maybe learning about this for the first time,” Toering said. “Probably seeing a cannon and a musket fired for the first time and absolutely loving it and learning something in the process, which I think is a great thing.”

The victory by the Patriots at Moores Creek led to the creation of the Halifax Resolves in April 1776. That resolution instructed North Carolina’s delegates to vote for independence at the Continental Congress.

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