Battle of Ramsour’s Mill Living History Weekend

The Battle of Ramsour's Mill Living History Weekend commemorates the June 20, 1780 Battle of Ramsour's Mill, when Whigs met Tories on a hillside just outside the little town of Lincolnton.

This year, the commemoration will take place the weekend of June 4 & 5 beginning with the laying of wreaths at the resting place of some 70 unknown in a grave near Battleground Elementary School.

It will be followed at 1 by keynote speaker Andrew Waters, author of To the End of the World: Nathanael Greene, Charles Cornwallis, and the Race to the Dan.

In between, hearth cooking demonstrations by the Lincoln County Hearth Cooks, reenactments and weapons demonstrations, a militia encampment, tours, heritage demonstrations, and period crafts.

Suitable for all ages, and FREE.

IN THE EVENING, JUNE 3 AND 4: Learn all about the battle from the voices who lived it. Ghost Walks with the cast of Thunder Over Carolina, Inc., cost is $10 at the entrance; 6 and under free.

SCHEDULE:

Friday, June 3

4 p.m. SAR reception at Hampton Inn in Lincolnton followed by dinner at Court Street Grill

6  - 9 p.m.    Ghost Walks with the cast of Thunder Over Carolina Inc. Tickets are $10; children 6 and under free.

Saturday, June 4

10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Crafts, demonstrations, encampments open all day

10 a.m.     Gather at the mass gravesite on the hill and join the Sons of the American Revolution and the Daughters of the American Revolution as they lay wreaths to the unknown soldiers buried there. Annual event.

1 p.m      Andrew Waters, author of To the End of the World: Nathanael Greene, Charles Cornwallis, and the Race to the Dan. Purchase your autographed copy here. In the food tent.

2:15 p.m.  Battlefield Tour

3:30 p.m. Weapons Demo

4 p.m. Daughters of the American Revolution Tea

5 p.m.  Battlefield Tour

6 - 9 p.m.    Ghost Walks with the cast of Thunder Over Carolina Inc. Tickets are $10; children 6 and under free.

Sunday, June 5

10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Crafts, demonstrations, encampments open

10 a.m. Welcome/Brief History, Church Service

11 a.m. Battlefield Tour

2 p .m. Camp closes

HOW TO GET THERE: Activities will be staged in and around the Christian Reinhardt cabin behind Battleground Elementary School and near the Lincolnton High School Football Stadium. Come to Lincolnton High School and follow the signs to the festival site.

 

 

A period dressed Revolutionary War soldier prepares to fire a black powder rifle