Fishing Creek NC.
What: Skirmish, 7 May 1781, local militia vs. *Lt.Col. Tarleton
Where: 36.1496 -77.8043 Fishing Creek NC
Maps: [map notes]
- 36.1496,-77.8043 Fishing Creek NC
- ACME Mapper.
- National Map
- Guide to North Carolina Highway Historical Markers, p.35, E15. Described as 7 miles n. of Swift Creek marker at NC-48 and Swift Creek.
- NBBAS:Three. p. 222.
Swift Creek and Fishing Creek, North Carolina
7 May 1781
On the day after the skirmish at Peacock Bridge another local militia unit attempted to stop Cornwallis at Swift Creek. Tarleton again dispersed the militia.
Six miles from Swift Creek the same militia attempted to stop Cornwallis’s army again at Fishing Creek, but they were scattered again by Tarleton.
- Sherman, "Calendar..." . Search for 6-7 May (2nd instance). You are looking for "[skirmishes] Swift Creek, Fishing Creek". To avoid long downloads, use option to "Save and view this PDF in Reader".
listing. 5/7/1781. Shown as a draw.
Related sites: Peacock's Bridge, Swift Creek NC
Submitted by: Patrick O'Kelley. Located by John Robertson.
Confidence level: 3