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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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