Continental and British armies occupied Hillsborough, NC during the Revolutionary War. Commanding figures like Horatio Gates, Nathanael Greene, and Lord General Cornwallis headquartered in the town’s inns and taverns. Cornwallis’ ill-spent week in Hillsborough February 1781 eventually culminated in his surrender at Yorktown eight months later. Year 2006 marks the 225th anniversary of the events that led to the end of the war.
Today we took a step back in time and visited a British encampment of the 64th Regiment of Foot.