The American Revolution in North Carolina

Moore's Plantation

November 14, 1781


Patriot Cdr:

Major Joseph Graham
Loyalist Cdr:

Unk
Killed:

0
Killed:

12
Wounded:

0
Wounded:

30
Captured:

0
Captured:

0
Original County: 

Brunswick County
Present County:

Brunswick County

After the skirmish at Raft Swamp, Brigadier General Griffith Rutherford moved his rather large army down the north side of the Cape Fear River towards Wilmington. He divided his troops and sent Col. Robert Smith along the south side of the river, paralleling Rutherford's route. Col. Robert Smith then dispatched Major Joseph Graham on towards Wilmington.

At Alfred Moore's Plantation (known as Buchoi), a mile below the ferry at Wilmington, Major Graham and his troops surprised a group of about 100 Loyalists. He raced his cavalry onto the plantation grounds and scattered the Loyalists without any serious loss. The Loyalists had twelve men killed and thirty men wounded.

Known Patriot Participants

Known British/Loyalist Participants
NC State Legion detachment led by Major Joseph Graham, with unknown number of men ~100 Loyalists, led by Unknown
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