The American Revolution in North Carolina

McAlpine Creek

September 1780


Patriot Cdr:

Col. John Peasley
British Cdr:

Unknown
Killed:

Several
Killed:

Unk
Wounded:

Unk
Wounded:

Unk
Captured:

0
Captured:

0
Original County: 

Mecklenburg County
Present County:

Mecklenburg County

aka Yadkin River


Col. John Peasley and his Militia marched to Salisbury to join Brigadier General (Pro Tempore) William Lee Davidson's brigade. Richard Vernon was in Capt. George Peay's company and wrote that when they reached McAlpine Creek in Mecklenburg County they spotted a British patrol, and "retreated to the north side of the Yadkin River. On our retreat, we were overtaken by the English and had a skirmish with them." Vernon also wrote that several men were killed "among whom were William Rankin, and a Mr. Sock of my acquaintance."

Known Patriot Participants

Known British/Loyalist Participants

Col. John Peasley - Commanding Officer

Guilford County Regiment of Militia detachment of one (1) known company, led by:
- Capt. George Peay - Unknown number of men.

Unknown commander, unknown unit

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