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New Providence NC

Other names:
Six Mile

What:
Large Southern Continental Army and Militia Encampment, October –December 1780

Where: 35.036253,-80.76766 New Providence NC

Maps: [map notes]

Sources:

  • Note: Right-click on this link, then click on "Open in new tab" and wait until it has had time to load before clicking on the new tab.
    Anderson, William Lee, III, "Camp New Providence, A large Southern Continental Army and Militia Encampment on Providence Road at Six Mile Creek, October –December 1780", 2008, 30p. [Basis for location]
    Includes a hand-drawn map of the camp.
    Camp New Providence was a large Revolutionary War Continental Army and militia encampment located on Providence Road, highway NC16, where it crosses Six Mile Creek.

  • Winn, Richard, Gen., "Richard Winn's Notes, transcribed by William T. Graves. "fourteen miles below Charlotte". Also provides images of Winn's handwritten notes. Also, see here.

  • Zoom search for "New Providence" on "Southern Campaign Revolutionary War Pension Statements", maintained by Will T. Graves. Currently (10-16-2008) 29 returns, almost all relevant. One describes it as on the Great Wagon Road. Several describe it as on Six Mile Creek. One says that it was near a meeting house of the same name.

  • Google Seymour, William, Sergeant-Major of the Delaware Regiment"A Journal of the Southern Expedition, 1780-1783", The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. VII, p.290. concluded, p.377-394. Published 1883, The Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
    On the 7th October the Light Infantry, with a party of Riflemen under the command of Genl. Morgan, set out for Salisbury, which we reached on the 15th inst., 100 miles. Here we halted till the 18th, and then marched off, directing our march to New Providence, 15 miles from Charlotte, and fifty-five from Salisbury, without anything of consequence happening. We encamped at New Providence the 22d ult., the men all in good spirits. Here joined us two battalions of North Carolina Militia under the command of Genl. Davidson. 25th, moved our encampment further to the right, and in a more regular form. At this place Col. Washington,* with a detachment of First and Third Light Dragoons, joined us, which, together with the Light Infantry and three companies of Riflemen, formed the Flying Army.

  • Google Davis, Sallie Joyner, "North Carolina's Part in the Revolution, III", p.157-158, The South Atlantic Quarterly, Duke University Press, 1904.

  • RevWar75 RevWar75  
    Not found (this was a camp and not an action).

Related locations:
Charlotte Town NC,   Clem's Branch,  

Confidence level:: 5