The American Revolution in North Carolina

Shallow Fords of the Yadkin

February 7, 1781


Patriot Cdr:

Capt. Joseph Graham
Loyalist Cdr:

Unknown
Killed:

0
Killed:

1
Wounded:

0
Wounded:

Unk
Captured:

0
Captured:

5
Original County: 

Surry County
Present County:

Forsyth County/
Yadkin County

After their ambush at Trading Ford, Capt. Joseph Graham and approximately twenty of his men followed the British army on the other side of the Yadkin River. After observing the British for about five miles, he and his men turned back to look for other targets of opportunity.

They encountered small groups of stragglers of the British column that had not been able to keep up. Capt. Graham captured four or five prisoners and killed one Hessian solider who put up a fight.


In his pension application statement, dated Oct. 30, 1832, Joseph Graham stated:

"On the 7th of Feb., this deponent's Company, while hanging on the rear of the British on their march from Shallow ford on the Yadkin to Salem, routed a small party killed one & took 5 prisoners (Regulars)."

Known Patriot Participants

Known British/Loyalist Participants
Capt. Joseph Graham (Mecklenburg County) Unknown number of British/Loyalist/Hessian stragglers


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