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Daughters of the American Revolution, Battle of Charlotte Chapter yearbooks

 Collection — Box: SFC4 [F09.090.03.02], Folder: 458
Identifier: MS0458

Scope and Contents

Yearbooks for DAR chapter, 3-006-NC. Yearbooks include past regents, chapter charter information and history, local markers, national and local officers and membership roster. Program calendar with themes and speakers also included. Yearbooks for 2005/06 rev., 2006/07, and 2008/09.

Dates

  • 2005 - 2009

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

The Battle of Charlotte chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was named after an area skirmish during the Revolutionary War. It was chosen because it reminded the women of their ancestors’ great sacrifice and bravery. A monument to the event is located within a few yards of the I-85 exit to North Tryon Street (Hwy 29) in Charlotte. On Sept. 26, 1780, Lt. George Locke of Salisbury, son of one of the nation’s founding fathers, was killed by Tarleton’s Dragoons. He and about 150 other Americans led by Col. William Davie stood against British Lord Charles Cornwallis and his troops as they entered Charlotte – which was only about 20 houses and a courthouse clustered around Trade and Tryon streets. The historical marker on South Tryon Street near Fourth Street is inscribed: The British “expected little or no resistance, but were met with a volley of musket fire from a small force. The British retreated, charged again and were driven back. British Lord Charles Cornwallis rallied the troops, and they advanced again. The British infantry was moving up to surround the Americans, who fired a third volley and withdrew.” “As the Battle of Charlotte spilled eastward on September 26, 1780, George Locke was among the small band of Patriots who fought defiantly against the overwhelming British army. He was cut to pieces by Tarleton’s dragoons and died near the site of the monument,” says another state historical document.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Overview

Single folder collection of three Battle of Charlotte DAR chapter yearbooks.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired from Anne Coles Gray.
Title
Daughters of the American Revolution, Battle of Charlotte Chapter Yearbooks
Status
Completeexceptcataloging
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Contact:
Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte 28223 United Stated