Subject: Re: Fwd: Emigrant Highlanders (old 42nd)|
From: RICHARD HARRIS
Date: April 07, 1998
GUILFORD COURTHOSE is in geensboro,nc,between winston salem & durham,nc---
not sure of crorharris charlottess creek,but it may be in the
On Tue, 7 Apr 1998, Jane McCombs Gillespie wrote:
I have not done much Rev War study at all.. Is Guildford Courthouse in NC??
> Also the Cross Creek mentioned where would that be.. in NC also?? I know
> that there is a Wilmington NC.. could all this be in NC instead of SC??
> Jane McCombs Gillespie
> Researching McComb/McCombs in SC
> Hopewell Presbyterian in McCormick County SC
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> From: Murray McCombs
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> Date: Monday, April 06, 1998 11:42 AM
> Subject: Emigrant Highlanders (old 42nd)
> >This is the referrence to the Emigrant Highlanders from the old 42nd. Not
> >mentioned when this settlement was established.
> >Murray McCombs
> >>>> British retreat from Guilford Courthouse, 1780, except from "The Fraser
> >>>>Highlanders", by J.R. Harper
> >No solid advantage was gained by this battle, as Lord Cornwallis found it
> >necessary to retreat, and was even obliged to leave his wounded behind. The
> >British took the direction of Cross Creek, followed closely in the rear by
> >the Americans. The settlement of Cross Creek was possessed by Emigrant
> >Highlanders (of the old 42nd), who had evinced great loyalty during the
> >war, and they now offered to bring 1,500 men into the field, and to furnish
> >every necessary except arms and ammunition, but stipulated that they should
> >be commanded by officers from the (British) line. This reasonable offer was
> >declined: but it was proposed to form them into what was called a
> >provincial corps of the line. This proposition was rejected by the Emigrant
> >Highlanders, who retired to their settlements.
> >I don't know if Cross Creek is near Beaufort SC or not. I'm not sure where
> >Guldford Courthouse is located, but presume it to be North of Cross Creek,
> >since the British retreat was north. The British Army then marched for
> >Wilmington, SC, arriving on April 17, 1780, then to march on Portsmouth on
> >August 22, 1780.
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