Hanging Rock

Col. William Davie yelled to the British at Hanging Rock in Lancaster county, \”Soldiers, if you value your lives, ground your arms, and officers surrender at once!\” They didn\’t. He won. He later harassed Cornwallis\’ 2000 man army in the streets of Charlotte with only 150 cavalry, and was probably the reason Charlotte was called a \”Hornet\’s Nest.\” Soldier, lawyer, future NC Governor and co-founder of UNC Chapel Hill, he lived a bold and intrepid life of service so that we could be free. Freedom reigns!

(1) Parker\’s Guide to the American Revolutionary War in South Carolina, John C. Parker Jr.

(2) Joseph Habersham Chapter of the DAR volume 3, 1910, https://archive.org/details/historicalcollec03daug/page/n255

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