Skirmish, *Capt. Kennedy vs. British, 15 Nov 1781
34.23262, -77.96097, Brick House, Eagles Island
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- NBBAS:Three. p.388
The Brick House, Wilmington, North Carolina
15 November 1781
The 1,050 man army of General Rutherford continued to move down the Cape Fear towards Wilmington. They stopped at a British post located in a brick house opposite to Wilmington. The fort consisted of the house, an abatis and fifty British soldiers. Many of Rutherford’s officers did not want to attack the "fort" but after traveling all that distance the rank and file soldiers did. The officers decided to attack against their better judgments.
The militia moved upon the fort and Captain Kennedy was ordered to demand the surrender of the British. The British declined the offer. There was a short skirmish and after suffering one man killed and several wounded Rutherford ordered the men to withdraw.
"History of the Lower Cape Fear
"...and there were skirmishes at the Brick house on Eagles Island,..."
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Nov 1781 listing.
11/15/1781 The Brick House, Wilmington. Shown as draw.
Submitted by: Patrick O'Kelley.
Confidence level: See above.