New Providence NC
Large Southern Continental Army and Militia Encampment, October –December 1780
Where: 35.036253,-80.76766 New Providence NC
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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.
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
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.
Davis, Sallie Joyner,
"North Carolina's Part in
the Revolution, III", p.157-158, The South Atlantic Quarterly, Duke University Press, 1904.
Not found (this was a camp and not an action).
Charlotte Town NC, Clem's Branch,
Confidence level:: 5