Near here on August 16, 1780, an American army under General Gates was defeated by British forces commanded by Lord Cornwallis. Major General Baron de Kalb was mortally wounded in this battle.
British Troops Engaged
Tarleton's Legion, Twenty-third, Thirty-third and Seventy-first Regiments, Volunteers of Ireland, Royal Artillery, four light infantry companies, Royal North Carolina Militia, volunteer militia, and pioneers.
American Troops Engaged
Armand's Legion, First and Second Maryland Brigades, Delaware Regiment, First Artillery Regiment, Poterfield's Light Infantry, North Carolina Militia, and Virginia Militia.