Revolutionary War Sites in North Carolina

Alamance Battleground
Battle of Lindley's Mill
Brunswick Town / Fort Anderson
Clapps Mill Battle Ground
Historic Halifax
House in the Horseshoe
Moore's Creek Bridge
Pyle's Defeat Memorial Marker
Reed Gold Mine

North Carolinians are nicknamed the "Tar Heels".

It not exactly evident where this nickname originated, but it seems to have given birth during the Civil War. North Carolina's troops were said to have tar on their heels, because they would not run in battle even as other states retreated.


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