The American Revolution in North Carolina

Bradley's Plantation

November 14, 1780


Patriot Cdr:

Francis Bradley
Loyalist Cdr:

Unknown
Killed:

1
Killed:

0
Wounded:

0
Wounded:

0
Captured:

0
Captured:

0
Original County: 

Mecklenburg County
Present County:

Mecklenburg County

Francis Bradley was a Patriot with Capt. James Thompson at the Battle of the Bees on October 3rd. Afterwards he became a terror to Loyalists in Mecklenburg County by harassing their scouts and foraging parties. Bradley had killed a number of British sentries at long range with his rifle during Lord Cornwallis's short stay in Charlotte.

On November 14th, the Loyalists had had enough. Four of them ambushed and killed Francis Bradley at his own plantation in Mecklenburg County.

Known Patriot Participants

Known British/Loyalist Participants
Francis Bradley Unknown number of Loyalists, led by Unknown


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