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This Day In U.S. History November 18, 1781 – To Avoid Patriot Capture The British Abandon Wilmington, North Carolina

    THIS DAY IN U.S. HISTORY NOVEMBER 18, 1781 – AFTER 10 MONTHS OF OCCUPATION BRITISH FORCES ABANDON WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA COLONY WITH PATRIOT CAVALRY HARD ON THEIR HEELS CHASING THEM TO THEIR SHIPS. CONTINENTAL FORCES RETURN TO THE TOWN AND BRIG. GEN. RUTHERFORD ATTEMPTS TO PREVENT GRIEVANCES BEING REPAID AGAINST LOYALISTS WHO REMAINED …

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This Day In History – October 20

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  Bound as our lives are to the tyranny of time, it is through what we know of history that we are delivered from our bonds and escape – into time. ~A.L. Rowse, The Use of History   Revolution 1774 – Congress creates the Continental Association On this day in 1774, the First Continental Congress creates the …

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